I didn’t make the light this morning, but I took it. I took it in all my senses, my mind leaned on the image of my backlit cat, her tail so fluffy in the sun. my heart soared with gratitude for this day which just came to me. There for the taking like ripe fruit. The fog covering the lake, leaves brimming with dew, it is quite a morning.
Esther and Jerry Hicks call this basking. Taking in your surroundings, finding the luscious pieces in your life and staying with them. The choice is ours. Those last moments in bed before sleep or getting up, looking at the intimate sweet spots we share with our children, animals, lovers, our own body/minds.
The kindness we feel, the laughter and openness toward a new idea, a joke, some piece of ourSelf in our surrounding we could take a second or two more to appreciate.
It isn’t possible to see everything. It isn’t necessary. But it is necessary for our happiness, our contentment to be witness to what is, to let in wonder. It’s release, it’s freedom, it’s just so fun.