“Know that what you call life is a succession of assorted moments all strung together in a wonderful, random series of energy events determined by the elegance of your conscious choices within each present moment. The next moment of experience is created through your conscious choices within this moment. Know that this moment you are creating your next best possible experience in an endless range of possibilities, of consequences, of circumstances, of relationships, of experiences and energy events.
Appreciate these moments and grow that appreciation. Confront these moments in peace and love and release all tension and opposition, relaxing into the moment, knowing all is well. Fully experience the current moment. Intend to experience the highest and best possibility of each moment as a self-fulfilling creation of the next best possible moment. Let that be your experience as often as you can. Be aware. Create your moments one by one. See how great, how elegant you can be, and experience what happens.” ~ Reverend Joy Dial
from the Desk of MarDrag:
I ran across this passage in a book I look through from time to time for my own inspiration. I had the pleasure of knowing, for a time, the author of the book, Reverend Joy Dial. We had many deep and powerful conversations and I learned a great deal from her.
This passage stood out to me last night because, in this day and age, we are all rushing through life, running through our days full of activities, obligations and, as one of the posters here so eloquently stated yesterday, “dictated by chores, errands, to-do lists, and countless tasks just to get to the end of the day unscathed” (thank you Boobah!). I was moved by the truth of that statement and got to thinking about the breakdown of each moment of our days and how they might be different if we saw a day, or lived it, moment by moment.
We are all in such high gear that we forget that a day IS made up of moments, as the Reverend says, strung together. But we live as if each day is one accumulation of 24 hours that we have to “get through” or manage and we lose our awareness that we are in control of each moment and that each moment is there with the potential for us to enjoy it, or at the very least, acknowledge our accomplishments or those of others. Most of the time, we are berating ourselves for not getting more done, for feeling inadequate, or for not being as good as we feel we can be.
And the moments just slip away, one by one, never to be reclaimed again.
Today….appreciate each moment of your day. Be aware as possible of the gift of each moment and savor it. Know that there are endless possibilities for each moment you spend today and that YOU have the power to choose how it is spent. Experience each moment to the fullest, no matter what you are doing. Create those moment how YOU want them to be, even while tending to obligations and tasks because, even in those moments, we can be “elegant” (as the Rev. says) in how we choose to live them.
Because this moment, right now, is creating your next moment.
I love the moments I spend with you all here, and I love that you spend some of your moments on my blog, and I hope that those moments are enjoyable and fulfilling!