Monday, November 21, 2011

Right Where You Are

 Until I decide I won't, I am penning, these blog posts in support of my ongoing sacred journey course,“Creating a Life of Contentment,"  which began Sept. 15. For one entire year, we'll be traveling together as intimate companions: to relax, let go and rest into Love; to discover the bliss of our own life.

Right Where You Are

My desk is my couch and I am very grateful for it.

Each time I sit down to “work,” computer on my lap, I can look out a large picture window to see our beautiful Bay. This is my home office. Couch, laptop, water. Surely, I am blessed.

At first I used to complain that I did not have a “real office.” Actually, I have had one in four different locations in my house, but none of them worked out. Like Goldilocks’ search for the perfect bed in the home of the Three Bears, none of them was quite right.

One was too cold. (Too many windows and cold air vents).

One was too dark. (Not enough windows for natural light to shine through.)

One was too comfy. (It had a bed in it and I was too tempted to lay down during the day.)

One was too cramped. (Sharing it with my husband.)

So my desk today is my couch and coffee table. My files and book shelves are in another part of the house. That’s alright. I can get up, walk, get some exercise to retrieve what I need.

What I do need more than anything—and I’ve given it to myself by placing myself here—is beauty. I cannot live without it nor can I write without the inspiration it provides.

I had a major awareness about this the other day. Most of the time, I feel very relaxed when I work. The work itself is not always relaxing. Sometimes it causes pressure or duress. But, in general, I don’t “feel” that.

I realized that every few minutes I look up and out—out over the blue green water that moves so gently and consistently right in front of this house. Meditation in motion. This scene, this water, provides organic ease, an invitation to flow with everything as it is.

No wonder I unconsciously placed myself here. No wonder my body/mind wasn’t comfortable anywhere else. It longed for simplicity and natural connection. Thank goodness I somehow listened to my wise self and gave her what she wanted and needed to be pleased ... easily satisfied ...

In gratitude, I bow.

What do you need today to be well and at ease in your life? Can you give it to yourself? What prevents you or holds you back?

Just a little invitation from me to you to take note of where you are. Right now.

Look around. Listen to your wise self. S(he) knows what you need on the subtlest of levels to be happy right where you are. Indeed, exactly where you are ...

She's inviting you to Contentment. 

 “Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity.”

~ Plato

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