The relentless stream of commitments, assignments and deadlines… Feeling overwhelmed, not recognizing the joys of daily life, just trying to stay afloat. The tireless load that sends you into a tailspin that seems impossible to get out of. Free moments are unheard of; time is of the essence.
I am not living in the moment; I am ceaselessly trying to suck each and every second out of the day, just trying to keep my head above the water and catch a breath every once and a while.
But struggling to stay afloat instead of living in the moment in the fullest possible sense, what joy does that provide? To take a breath and immerse myself in the present, to open my senses to all that is now and ignore for an instant all that awaits.
All can be forgotten when I take a moment to connect to the world of which I am a part of, and breathe. To rediscover the inspiration and joy that can be found when I let my curiosity, wonder and willingness take over.
It is I who can choose to slow down, to remember the joys of daily life and to relearn the calm that can be found by taking a breath and pausing. The uninterrupted stream of commitments, assignments and deadlines will always be, but this moment will not.