Now.

Quiet MindThis morning, as I sat on my porch, coffee in hand, full of body aches and scattered ponderings, I opened one of my go-to books to settle me into meditation, and this poem was what I landed on:

Enough. These few words are enough.
If not these words, this breath.
If not this breath, this sitting here.

This opening to the life
we have refused
again and again
until now.

Until now.

-David Whyte

I looked out at the mountains and ever-changing sky display. I felt the cool, crisp air on my bare arms and noticed goosebumps arising. I listened to the chatter of songbirds and crows, the cars on the road, the plane overhead. I felt the burn of black coffee and the ungluing of my eyes. For a split second, it all came together, my beautiful, messy life. And I felt David Whyte’s poem down to my toes. I awoke. So really, what else is there to say?

Just this: I wish this for you, too. I send this to you now!

22 thoughts on “Now.

    1. Sylvia friedlander

      Simply beautiful thoughts! Wow! I needed this today. It has been a morning of spiritual “signs” today. Thank you,

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  1. Debbie McGowan

    What does it require to simply BE? To meet myself right where I am in this moment on this beautiful day? Just a breath.

    Thank you, Angie, for sharing the “simplicity” of how to “BE” in this moment with surrender and acceptance. And for the lovely inspiration from the beautiful poem by the great David Whyte.

    Peace and Love back to you, my friend!

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    1. Angela Hite Post author

      Blessings back to you, dear Debbie. These fleeting moments, when the mind lets go, and we feel the wonder of it all, are growing. I think! I hope! I pray!

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    1. Angela Hite Post author

      Indeed, Jodi! Not easy! Although sometimes the wind blows a certain way, and grace just catches you unawares. That’s what it felt like today. Like perception shifted one inch and opened an alternate reality!

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  2. Courtney

    Perfect. Having the same feelings this morning… Tea, sitting quietly, aches moving through me, and ponderings. Simply this message is why we live and share…. Thank you.

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  3. Naz

    Beautiful indeed! Aaah…but how can we be reminded of that feeling every single day?! Now THAT should also be part of our daily routine…right after brushing our teeth in the morning !

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    1. Angela Hite Post author

      So true, Naz. And I do make the attempt every day. Sometimes…ok, often… my skittering resistance outwits me, but those moments of connection make such a profound impact, it is my life’s work to experience them and share! Much love, my friend.

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  4. Rita Patrick Carey

    I sit here on my country porch listening to the wind in the trees and the soft tinkling of the bells of my wind-chimes. I feel calmness come over in the sounds of country life. So nice just to be in this moment.
    Love and peace my friend.

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    1. Angela Hite Post author

      And I am there with you through your words, Rita! This is the gift we get to share with each other. Blessings, my friend.

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