My recent travels into the technology-free country have taught me so much. I've recognized not only that I have a default addiction to 'checking in' via the many means that technology provides, but how much I've been missing by not consciously creating and allowing for moments of stillness and silence.
So many of us wake up and consider the day ahead based solely on the appointments, to-do lists and messages that flash out from our computers and blackberries, neglecting and therefore forgetting our spiritual, creative essence... our passion. Consider starting with a different focus... on the presence, caring and openness with which you hope to walk into the world. What a shift! A shift that allows everything you do... including errands and email... to become sacred.
I will go out now and call to the winds
To bring forth their joy
Dance under the rising sun
And celebrate the dawning of this new day.
I will wander her lands
And take in her splendor
Listening to her call,
Honoring her rhythms,
Obeying her timelessness.
I will feel, touch, taste, smell and see
All of the gifts she silently bestows
Upon the eager observer.
I will pursue the stillness of my mind
So that hers may become my guide;
Our minds becoming one, our wisdom uniting.
I will love all that I can,
Cherish this gift called life,
And revel in the endless possibilities
Of countless pleasures in all things great and small
In the wonder called...