On my journey home from a welcome three day Kripalu respite of nature, healthy food, body massage and yoga, my mind is calm enough to catch this gem of an image, after not seeing it’s potential, just three days earlier, on my way to ‘Bountyville’ - my busy mind, cluttered with stuff on my to-do list, missing the moment.
I experience stress when I am into a thing that I am getting done on my to-do list and Patty’s Alzheimer’s interrupts. I am learning, the hard way, that loving in the moment - sometimes, means dropping doing a to-do list doing to experience the feeling of the moment. And, with Patty, I fear there are precious few.
When I am able to calm my busy mind and love in the moment, by being there for Patty, stress turns to feeling of connection, gratitude, compassion, love.
When wind and waves wane I see more clearly.