I awoke this morning feeling refreshed and ready to leap into the day. That is, until I went downstairs and saw evidence that my long haired Cavalier had had diarrhea all over the living room and dining room floor. My next job was to inspect my dog’s bum and get to work on cleaning it. Good times, right? :-)
While I was cleaning her on the back porch, I began to listen to the dialogue in my head:
I don’t have time for this. (as if time is a currency I can own and spend)
My husband should have done this, earlier this morning. (blame the husband, of course!)
What’s wrong with my dog?
What if it happens again today, because I really don’t have time for this?
I just woke up, can’t a girl enjoy her coffee?!
Just observing those voices, gave me a window of opportunity to realize I could do this the hard way with all the story attached to it, or I could very simply just do it. And so I did. As I quietly and mindfully went about the task at hand, the birdsong in my backyard became so apparent, it was all I could hear.
When I quieted my mind did the birds begin to sing their daily praise or was it present all along, when I too, was present?
Life wants to take us on an enlivening journey. It starts with just simply being here now.