Tuesday, February 5, 2013

All Magic, All the Time

This moment is all there really is, and it is a miracle. If we choose to, we can bring this awareness into our consciousness, again and again, and train ourselves to get into the habit of living magically and pleasurably more and more of the time. I like to think of it not as a goal, but as an ongoing practice, sort of like gardening or practicing a sport. Actually, it's sort of the whole topic of this blog (which is why it's called Enchanting the Day): filling your one precious moment with magic, no matter what you are doing or experiencing.

So here are some examples of how you might consciously enter into the moment and bravely experience all the blessings and beauty this life has to offer.

When you're.... you might....

Washing dishes: visualize each dish being filled with light. Say prayers and blessings of health and vitality for whomever eats off of them. Feel the warmth of the water on your hands, enjoy the scent of the soap.

Sitting on your couch or comfy chair: consciously relax all your muscles. Feel the air and fabric on your skin. Notice your breath going in and out of your lungs. Enjoy the colors around you. Consider how much you love the people who live in your house (even if it's just you). Pet your cat and marvel at what a magical creature she really is.

Grocery shopping: imagine that you are a little kid pretending to be a grown up, grocery shopping - how fun! Notice the people around you and open your heart to them. Imagine that they used to be little babies, and see them through the eyes of a mother. Enjoy the sensual experience of the produce department: the colors, textures, and scents.

Walking the dog: consider the consciousness of a tree. Contemplate the bigness of the sky, and the smallness of the planet. Listen to the wind in the leaves as if it is whispering something significant to your soul in a language beyond words, and receive the message with the part of you who understands.






4 comments:

  1. LOVE this -- to be present is probably my largest struggle right now. I especially appreciate your examples of how to be in the present moment, and not always thinking about what comes next. --Christie

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    1. Thank you for reading and connecting, Christie! Lovely to hear that the post resonated.

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  2. This is a wonderful reminder. It's the grocery shopping that I have trouble with the rest I do. Next time I'm at the grocery store I'll remember the times I went with my mom and thought it was fun to help her find the things on our list.
    Thanks
    Delyn

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