“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” –Omar Khayyam
Sometimes we experience time warps. Moments can feel like millennia. Seconds can fill days. Days fly by in blurs. Moments are beginnings and endings. Life is lived in those moments. What are some of those moments for you?
The moment when . . .
You look across the room to see the person you love staring at you.
The words you said hang in the air and you cannot take them back.
You did not get to say the thing that is impressed upon your heart.
The event you have been looking forward to finally takes place.
You look in the mirror and see your well-worn and well-loved spirit in your reflection.
Lunch cannot come soon enough.
It is time to fly to new opportunities and new settings.
It is time to sit back and reflect.
That feeling of dread hits you in the stomach like a brick.
You feel relief when someone comes forward to share the burden.
You take a big gasp of air, breathless from laughing.
You pause and walk away, grateful for the foresight to do so.
Your hands are covered in dirt and you are as happy as you have ever been.
They step off the train.
Strangers become friends.
Friends become strangers.
The sun sinks into the horizon.
The clap of thunder startles you.
Your head hits the pillow.
You pull off your hiking boots and socks after a long hike.
You send a loved one off to war.
You put the letter in the mail.
You pick up the phone to answer.
Your heart breaks.
Your heart becomes whole.
All of your effort and hope is not enough.
You smile at a stranger.
You bask in sunlight.
You feel your wisdom, only to rebound into foolishness.
You make a friend who will be there throughout life.
You realize love is all there is.
You let go of ego.
There seems to be no hope.
You are healed and new, broken and old.
Everything you thought you knew is no longer so.
You doubt your strength.
You help someone else.
You sink into a deep sleep.
You wake refreshed and ready.
You swat at a fly.
You hear the song that makes you remember.
You let go and dance.
You are surprised.
You say yes.
You ask the big question.
You are brave.
You stand up for someone.
You begin again.
You take a different path.
You know that some advice is given by the ones who need it most.
You realize intention and actualization are different.
You realize that some lessons are difficult to learn.
You discover someone else is fragile.
You stop trying and start being.
You realize that life is a big and beautiful mess.