In April, I throughly enjoyed each and every day. In April I was carefree, lighthearted, relaxed and totally in the present. And so I was present to the sunshine, the warmth, the grass and the plants blossoming into flower. Every day was a joy.
Then yesterday I started thinking about stuff and ended up in the land of fear, uncertainty, doubt, concern and worry. The day was equally beautiful and yet I did not experience the beauty.
Today, I was in a much better mood and really appreciated my day. I sat in my garden and enjoyed the sunshine. I walked around, looked at and marvelled at the flowers: blue, purple, white, yellow, orange, red…..Then in the afternoon I got some news that I did not welcome into my life. And almost immediately I fell out of love with this day even though the sunshine was still there and the flowers were just as beautiful.
In the midst of all this I got present to a truth that was presented at Landmark Education: the future you are living into gives you your being in the present. And I got present to the Zen saying that ‘everything is mind’!