Every Day is the First Day

I got up this morning wondering what surprises the day would hold.   The month is warm. It is late in the season. The leaves have not begun to turn. The heat that is summer, the clarity that is winter, have all faded into fog. Autumn has yet to fill the air with Halloween dreams. There is a haze that decorates the mornings, clings to everything, clouding the scenery with ghost-like serenity.DSC06447

Things we did just yesterday are memories. While our previous actions can impact the present, we can change nothing about the past. It has become fixed in our timeline.

The future is  beyond our understanding. We can touch nothing forward in time. No one can see ahead with any certainty…Tomorrow is a mystery about to unfold.

The only reality is now.

We must live in the very moment, seize the very essence of the present. No other time can be affected by our efforts.

I got up this morning wondering what surprises the day would hold. When I looked across the seemingly endless expanse of water, I knew that the fog would lift–that the sun would come out. I poured myself a cup of coffee, and took a deep breath sucking in the glorious scent of early Fall. I smiled. I was content in that moment on the shore.

 

 

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A Moment’s Thought

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“Whatsoever you do to the least of my brothers, that you do unto me.”

I came into the world kicking and screaming and completely naked. I brought absolutely nothing here with me… and I will take nothing with me when I leave. No amount of money or power can change this reality. Life is a temporary thing, a journey, not an end.

As fragile and delicate as a gentle breeze, the spark of life is earthbound and then gone. Look around. What do you gain through harsh actions, intolerance, impatience and anger?

Myself, I gain very little. I wallow  in attempts to assert my ego… and the clock is ticking. No matter what I accrue I will leave the world as I first came into it, unburdened by everything…perhaps except the weight of my deeds.

Have a wonderful Sunday!