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presence

Perfect in This Moment

As a woman living in such an image conscious media it’s not that easy to grow older.

Just when we get a glimpse of acceptance, things change. In the blink of a crow’s-feet-wrinkled-eye, we are another year older {or so it seems to happen that way for me}.

Life keeps going.

I’ll be celebrating my 40th birthday in just a couple months and with every day that goes by in my life I’m learning to embrace myself, my wrinkles, my grey hair, my looser skin, my age.

I’ll choose to go with the flow of life {I?ll flip on my back, open my heart and gaze dreamily at the stars as I float along}.

I’ll keep posting imperfect selfies, I?ll keep feeding the callings of my heart. I?ll keep wearing skinny jeans and red lipstick. I?ll love what I am already becoming.

Right now I am
#perfectinthismoment

Simple Gratitude

Everyday I practice simple gratitude. This practice of presence helps ground me by looking at the most mundane moments of my life and consciously practicing gratitude in that moment. For example, this morning I was grateful for waking up without an alarm, for time to read a book, with a programmable thermostat, having fuzzy slippers, for a faucet that gives me clean water, for electricity to make my tea, for money to pay for electricity and to buy tea, etc., truly there is so much I have to be grateful for.

And when I awoke this morning my heart was heavy. Heavy with heartache and sadness for the world but in my heart there was also beauty, joy and a lot of gratitude. Living consciously doesn’t mean we ignore the sadness and pain and focus only on the “good” it means that we allow whatever arises to be there, authentically. We learn to embrace the word AND, in doing so we come into collaboration with all of life.

While the world is stewing in much darkness we can still choose what to focus on. We can still decide what kind of person we wish to be in the world and take actions to live that way. We can still be grateful for where we are and what we have and work to continuously make the world a better place.

Need more inspiration? Check out this video of gratitude from Louie Schwartzberg.