The Incredible Lightness of Being


Stop for a moment and think of when you might have held a butterfly or perhaps a ladybug… were you fascinated by these ethereal, nearly weightless creatures? These little creatures infused with beauty and life. Did you ever stop and think: What is it feeling? Is it scared of me… the way I am scared of it the first time it/they touched me? How long is their life? How long will they continue to flourish in the world that we have continually assaulted and altered?

These little creatures are alive, very alive. Living in the moment. Encountering what they may, not knowing what the next minute will bring. I often stop and think about being like them, living just for this moment, being happy that I exist. Simply enjoying the sunshine, or rain, the quiet, the breeze. Maybe a sip of cool water…

What else is there?

Oh well, let me see…there is family, friends, work, home, office, travel, exercise, food, car, fashion, iPhone, Instagram, Netflix, and on, and on, and on…

Have we become a product of the above list? Or can we simply enjoy our lightness of being? Can we be both? Not sure, but I am trying each and every day to live in a world that is real, while always keeping in mind that this moment… is really what counts.

Posted on October 9, 2017 and filed under Words of Wisdom, Mindfulness, Lifestyle, Inspiration.