Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Live in the moment

One must lose one's life in order to find it. —Anne Morrow Lindbergh

We are often so busy trying to control the outcome of the happenings in our daily lives, so intent on projecting our tomorrows that we let life slip by. Life is today. This is all we have for sure - the moments in our lives we cannot hold. Sometimes it feels as if those moments are beyond time and place, gifts from a Higher Power to receive and give up at the same time. Like a dragonfly that lands on our hand, it will either be crushed or will fly away if we try to close our fingers over it.

Life is a series of things to let go of - our friends and loved ones, our children as they grow, our dreams, or our youth. Only we ourselves, our inner selves, are a constant to be found and learned about every day, in the present moment.

How well can I enjoy each moment today?

From Today's Gift: Daily Meditations for Families ©1985, 1991 by Hazelden Foundation.

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