Monday, November 06, 2006

just be

i read this today and thought i'd share it with you. be well...or just be.

There is no lesson for today. You have permission to stop thinking for a moment and just enjoy yourself. Stop looking at your computer so much and go look at the world. Rediscover the natural wonders that you walk past every day. How can there possibly be that many shades of green? Let your mind be grateful for a break. Don't think, don't strain. Let the memories of loved ones remind you of your favorite times. Close your eyes and try to smell the sunshine. Listen to your heart beat in your ears.

If it's raining, smile at the thought of the flowers that will soon follow.

If you're surrounded by buildings, celebrate the creative genius of human beings.

See the hope, the alarm, the love, the grief in faces that stream by.

Thank whomever you'd like to thank for the chance to even be here. For a moment today, don't worry about being perfect, smarter, faster, wiser. Just be.


healthpsych said...

Excellent post. Mindfulness. Being in the present moment. Love it.

Violet said...

Sometimes it is good to let go and appreciate life for what it is. Thanks for reminding us of that.

Bar Bar A said...

That was a much needed reminder! Thank you!

Mr. Althouse said...

That's nice - really. Coincidentally, it was the first of other similar messages I've received of late.


Ellen said...

Thanks.... I needed that... even if only for a moment. I do believe I've caught my second wind now.