Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Wednesday Wisdom 2


Do not let the day slip through your fingers
but live it fully now-- this breath, this moment
catapulting you into full awareness.
Time is precious--
minutes disappearing like moments into sand
unless you choose to pay attention.
Since you do not know the number of your days,
treat each as if it is your last.
Be that compassionate with yourself,
that open and loving to others,
that determined to give what is yours to give,
and to let in the energy and wonder of this world.
Experience everything--
writing, relating, eating
doing all the necessary little tasks of life
as if for the first time.
Pushing nothing aside as unimportant.
You have received the same reminders many times before.
This time, take them into your soul.
For if you choose to live this way, 
you will be rich beyond measure,
grateful beyond words
and the day of your death will arrive with no regrets.

-Danna Faulds
(via Tara Brach podcast: Realizing True Well-being, Part 1-- link here)

2 comments:

Iowa Sunshine said...

beautiful excerpt -- i read it twice and will bookmark it! i'm thankful tara brach connected us :) enjoy the rest of your day.

Mary L. said...

What a wonderful reminder to us all. Thank you for sharing that.