Despite all the reading, the study of great tomes of profound wisdom, the mediation practice, the constant search and quest for enlightenment, I fail at being a grounded human being, letting time rush past me like so many fireflies.
No, instead of taking each minute, cupping it in my hands to look at the perfect little flame in each, I swat them away, hearing them splat on the wall. I have flunked Zen 101.
However, right now, in the master bedroom of my new house, I am thankful for these immediate and very now things:
The floor beneath me, the ceiling above
The working dryer
My gym clothes
My internet service
The air outside
My cell phone
This minute hasn't passed by. I took note. I watched. I held the fragile thing and then opened my cupped palms and let it go.
Maybe today, I can do that few more times.
Causes Jessica Inclán Supports
Women for Women International Goodwill Industries Lindsey Wildlife Museum Freecycle.org