This a.m. I am sitting here thinking about life. Not just my life, but life in general. Looking at the world, through my eyes of reality. (My reality may be totally different than any one else's!) Seeing things that are surrounding me and my family each and every day. Not necessarily the bad things, because they are always there in the forefront for everyone to see. I am talking about the things we do not notice till we stop and make an effort to see them.
Life that goes on around us everyday, that we really pay no attention to!! Like the trees! They go through the seasons of life just like we do. when they are young, they are reaching for the higher things in life. As they grow, they put on new leaves and sprout new branches. They grow in height each year. They shed their leaves like we shed skin, preparing for the new growth that is sure to come. They grow to maturity, and then they start producing seed for the next generation. In all of their seasons of living, they not only live for themselves, but for other forms of life that live among their branches!
I could go on, but this is just a minor observation of mine. It takes your mind off of our life at times. We need to spend less time stressing over things, many of which we have no control over. I can control the time that I sit and meditate, taking those few spare moments to take my eyes off of the negative and focus on the positive. Knowing that the future is not mine to see, but the present is for me to live! Sometimes.........we have to STOP! Take a deep breath, take notice your surroundings, see the beauty! Real life is to be lived one day at a time!!