Monday, April 12, 2010

Finding the Pause Button

This seems to be my continual dilemma, turning around and finding so much time has past. Though things are getting accomplished and life is being lived and enjoyed, it feels like there's no time to catch your breath before entering into the next event. Savoring seems a tad bid impossible.

Even in this very moment where I am being serenaded by lovely birds and soaking up a bit of sunshine while my darling daughter naps next to me, I can feel the pull of the near future calling my thoughts to things that need to be done before the day's end. This is the struggle I face over and over again. Discovering how to pull myself into the present has always been a stumbling block for me. As awareness arises on what it is exactly I'm to do, I fall in to old habits and patterns that are so familiar and frustrating all at the same time. Here I find myself, learning how to be, one step at a time.

How do you savor the moment?


Lunsford said...

wow! so true! I've tried to get outside once each day whether to jog or to take a walk with the fam. (btw...I LOVE the blog! pic & colors are fabulous!)

Lorilea said...

If I knew how to savor the moments, I'd have a whole closet full and I'd share the trick. Its defiantly learning process, isn't it? :)

kaiandkristi said...

I know exactly what you mean! I struggle with the same thing and find it so hard to just "be". I haven't figured it out yet, but while we're over here in Tana, life is SO much slower. Kasen and I have played outside everyday and I have been able to enjoy him so much more with the slower pace. I know this will be next to impossible once we head back, but I'm enjoying it for the moment :-)

Heather said...

I have thought often about writing on my living room window in big bright letters "SLOW DOWN!" I think it would help, but only with slowing down or being present. Keeping my kids from drawing on things they aren't suppose to draw on...well that would be another story. Thanks for writing this and reminding us all to slow down and savor the moment. If I find the pause button I'll let you know.