When preparing to go away on vacation there is so much to think about and do. The realization that came to me is we are often in a hurry so we can relax. Then we get to the cottage, doing one thing after another, busily filling in the days with activities.
Eventually, we take time out to sit still, perhaps picking up a great read, like Carolyn Arnold’s latest McKinley Mystery series! That’s when I really began enjoying the change of pace from the work-week routine.
By the fifth day I was ready to take on the task of this week’s article. I found a comfortable chair in the shade and began to really breathe. This incredible sense of relaxation came over me and this is my observation.
Relaxing in this moment I look around and see
Wavy waves rolling gently and clapping next to me
Sparkling diamonds riding waves, sun beaming through the trees
Cicada bugs are singing, wind gently rustling leaves
Being without agenda, sitting without a care
Looking, listening, feeling, so fully being here
Breathing in this moment, each breath fills up much more
Savouring sweetly, with peace encompassing core
Exhaling without effort, with no thought or concern
Being in this moment, there’s much to be discerned