DAY 365+41

the peaceful mind

I wake up early, my backache is here again 

I remember that tomorrow I have to go to my stretching class and 
my thoughts fly  

I visualize my hectic schedule and all the new things I want to cram into my already busy days . T
hings I need to do, things I want to do 

I am still sitting down in my bed. Step by step, I say to myself

I pass through my corridor with the cats meowing behind me. 
I start to refill their bowls with fresh water and their feed 

While I am bending down, my backache reminds me that tomorrow I have to go to my stretching class and my thought follow the same course again

I wonder why I cannot divide my life into little, organized, compartments. Why I cannot be more efficient and why things seem to be so muddy

I go to the kitchen to prepare my first tea. I open the cupboard 
I am still lost in my thoughts when something catches my attention

It´s that precious tea sachet awaiting the boiling water and suddenly everything changes 

The loop of my mind stops

I hear the cats chewing, a distant trill  
and the extraordinary silence between those ordinary sounds 

I smell the subtle fragrance of the bergamot in the earl grey tea and see the smart design of the white cup

nd for a moment I see the life as it is, not as I would like it to be 

I inhabit what life is showing me

I see through the veil of my fantasies  
and what I see (the cup, the sachet, the cats that are now cleaning their faces and even the striped rag) pleases me 

Concerns are not needed

Clarity prevails

My mind rests

... The kettle´s whistle and I am aware that I have been softly (miraculously) sent back to a space of intimacy with the present moment. While drinking my tea, I give thanks. And thankful I am

Simple things Sunday: morning finds


rebecca said...

Beautiful thoughts and photo Zena... Thank you for linking up with the simple things!

Karin - The F Girl said...

Beautiful, both your words and your photograph.

Michele said...

Your words and image go so beautifully together. Thank you for sharing them :)

Pieni Lintu said...

Just so beautiful!!

patty said...

This is beautiful and mirrors my own thoughts so often.... thanks for visiting my blog!

Sarah Huizenga said...

Wow. Powerful words. A lot of clarity going on inside of you.

The Artful Diva said...

I love that tea bag - where did you find it?

gina said...

Lovely image to go with your thoughts! I also struggle with being fully present in the moment.....getting there can be hard some days -- the money mind takes over so easily, doesn't it?

Optimistic Existentialist said...

"I see through the veil of my fantasies"...powerful stuff...wow.

Unknown said...

Zena!!! Beautiful thoughts and beautiful description of the morning. Your words sound so familiar and it is good to know and feel that I am not the only one who feels like that. 'intimacy in the present moment' as you wrote. I wish us more moments like this, to be and feel aware and that all is well even if we do not feel it or realize it.
have a good week and beautiful mornings

Kathryn Dyche said...

This is beautiful.

Robin Sample said...

Lovely, lovely!

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