Living in the Now is simple but not easy! Yet there is all around us beauty that brings us naturally into the now, silencing the mind even for a couple of minutes. Treasure these times and go into the silence and the peace. Experience consciousness, which is your true Self.
It is spring in South Africa and in Johannesburg trees and shrubs are bursting into leaf – such abundant life. Walking under Plane trees in the park, I was reminded of who I truly am.
Roots sunk deep in fertile earth
Summer tree stands strong.
Branches divide and multiply,
Invisible under leaf-cloud.
Leaf after leaf after leaf
Droops down open-palmed,
A gathering of such profusion
As to silence speech.
Breathing out, air dances through,
Spangling leaves with sunlight;
While I, sheltering in ink-blot shade,
All inner chatter stilled,
Rest in the eternal moment.
Remember to be kind and gentle with yourself.
(Living in the Now, less stress, more happiness by Jill Jacques, available as a download on Amazon)