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Inspiration for today: #1

This is one of those moments when there is time to breathe, to take in. To just be. When these times come, it is always a question of how to use this precious commodity. Work? Play? Rest? It is a certainty this gift will not go to waste. This morning, I am choosing to let the surroundings nurish and inspire. My hope is that you will find what is needed for your soul in these next few entries.

First, a bit of background. Many years ago, circumstnaces of life led my family to uproot from our home and move a ways away from our community. Settling in these very remote Colorado mountains containing more cows than people, was surely not the ideal for a suburban, social 17-year-old. But, as with many difiiculties in life, in the end this place has become a refuge and a solace. My eyes can wander, my legs can move, and I am transported. And, oh, how I am blessed to have a Mother who provides needed support and nourishment for my body and soul when I am here.

This is one of those moments, right now in the quiet, where I am choosing to not choose. I am not deciding where to look- my eyes are drawn to where they want to be. I am not choosing to act- my body knows what is needed. I am just being. I am breathing. I am open to receive what is needed and what is being given to me this day. These gifts of time may be momentary, they may last for days. I am grateful.

Although pictures can be powerful, I do realize these are not the same as being present here. There is a kind of power and nurishment that occurs when we behold such grandeur. In either case, learn to be aware without judgement. Breathe without effort. Let your eyes and mind wander where they may. Notice. Receive grace. Practice gratefulness. Above all, know that you are loved.

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Sharontina's picture

Lovely

Lovely dear, i just dont want to add my words and spoil the mood and the expressions you have brought out.

Love

Merlin Sharontina

Thank you! Please share this post with whomever you may think needs to read it. Blessings!

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pelamutunzi's picture

wish i could be there

living in a city especially one as mine one sometimes wishes for places like this. I have made a mental note that when money permits I will visit and just share the experience you have vividly described to breathe and just be me. photos may not bring it all out but they have made me green with envy. feeling boxed in right now

we may be powerless to stop an injustice but let there never be a time we fail to protest.
regards
pela

I, too, live in a city. I was fortunate to be able to visit my parents who live here. It is hard work...my Mom grows her food, tends the land, and many other things that mountain life offers. May peace find your soul, wherever you may be. We must learn to thrive no matter rut circumstances, and that can be a challenging thing.

Keep an eye out for further entries on this topic. Until then, may what is needed be provided!

Let us Hope together-
Michelle
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Helwa's picture

Smile

While reading this I just smiled! Thank you for the smile

millly's picture

Thanks

Lovely.

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