Because I love this subject so, I’m sharing more thoughts and a poem I recently wrote, on being “in the Moment”.
The Moment by Moment concept is all about the body/brain connection – but oh so much more than that. It’s about the miracle of life itself, and not taking it for granted…no matter how tough things are – or get.
The collection of 30 (or so) trillion cells that make us up, is the most brilliant, amazing, miraculous, elegant creation in a whole universe of beautiful, brilliant, amazing, miraculous, elegant organisms. The thing that sets us apart, is our ability to appreciate the wonder of it.
Moment by Moment is about both physical and spiritual expansion… Using the sensory signal system to deepen our relationship to and with our body and ourselves. Recognizing the miracle of this enormous collection of cells – all working together for the good of the whole organism.
By “noticing” what we are seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, feeling, remembering – we also deepen our relationship to God…or whatever Higher Source/Intelligence you believe in. It’s about honoring the gift of life, warts and all. This little poem is one that came to me, as I was sitting on a bench in my dear friends yard. This is not a work of art, it’s just the simple description of my noticing. As I sat there, time stopped for me… Each sensation was happening “in the moment”. I was “Resting in The Infinite Now.”
Trunk lids slamming
Sunlight on my skin
Breeze stirring my hair
My breath, going in – going out
My back is straight…
I’m “perched” on the bench
This is the moment