13.3.13

DAY 365+55

when life is too hectic and time is short 

when a busy schedule seems to make me unable to enjoy everydayness 
and I cast my inner work into oblivion  because I am too busy to calm down and do it devotedly,  I try to remember that I must stay present in every circumstance of my life, even in those which drive me crazy 

I try to remember that I must stay present in the exhausting days when I have to deal with tasks that don´t awake my true inner bliss

I try not to forget that life is cyclic
and every activity has its time 

I try not to forget that even so, there is always tiny room for breathe, pray and smile,

a tiny room for appreciation and meditation

I try to accept that I have to live what comes to meet me
because this is the most authentic spiritual practice 

And when routine and duties become overwhelming,
I try to recover a certain sense of amazement 

I get away from the papers of my students,
from the lists of things that must be done



I go outside, walk,  look around with my tired eyes... 

And I realize that indeed, there is still a glimmer of silence and solitude,


a glimmer of hope and light

places where I still meet myself, where I can sit down with myself...  

And connect with the sense of things (even of those which seems to be meaningless) again

11 comments:

Loredana Donovan said...

Lovely post and photos :)

Lissa Forbes said...

Your reflections are so apt, Zena ... things we would all do well to remember. This is exactly the purpose of taking a walk and capturing in pictures things that bring us back to the present. I love that this is what you get out of your mini-adventures. Thanks for sharing in Walk and Click Wednesday!!

seabluelee said...

I love that phrase "a glimmer of silence and solitude." It always surprises me how much a walk can help relieve that feeling of overwhelm. It doesn't take long to break that cycle, and it's time well spent.

Sarah Huizenga said...

It would be nice if the life cycle was spaced out a bit better sometimes though :)

Rebecca said...

I love the red/green in the first photo.

acreativeharbor.com said...

Delightful post and fantastic photography ~ and so glad to see the tae te ching here too ^_^

Cathy H. said...

Just lookiing at your beautiful images made me take a deep breath and relax. Walking has never let me down. It alway soothes my soul!

Cindy Swainson said...

Your post is a refreshing break from "just get it done" and a nice visit to "just be."

xoxo

Pride In Photos said...

You write with such beauty!! Very calming...thank you!

Barbara Shallue said...

I seem to have to constantly pull myself into the present moment and just breathe and appreciate its beauty. Beautiful reminder and post!

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