Time sure flies. When I last wrote the world (at least the one I live in) was brown, green, blue….. but today it is all white! Snow everywhere and it’s not even technically winter yet! If you like snow you can thank me. After about 7-8 years of pretty intense sled-dog training and preparation, this year I haven’t got around to hooking up the dogs even once. Snow has been so scarce these past few years, the kids have moved on to other ventures, I just kind of let it pass. The result – SNOW. The best early snow we’ve had in years. Thank me because I’m not prepared for it.
Which brings me to my point. I’ve done a lot of reflecting lately on my first year of my next career. And things happen so fast I seem to miss some of them. My Thanksgiving post addressed the “now”, the “Sacrament of the Present Moment” . Well, I was listening to my favorite philosopher the other day and found some simple words that can help focus on “now”:
I bought a cheap watch from the crazy man
Floating down Canal
It doesn’t use numbers or moving hands
It always just says â€œnowâ€
Now you may be thinking that I was had
But this watch is never wrong
And if I had trouble the warranty said:
Breathe in, breathe out, move on
(aka Jimmy Buffett on “Take the Weather With You”)
Everyone finds their spiritual inspiration in different places. I often get mine from music. So your spiritual exercise for today: take a minute, wherever you are right “now” and look for some simple spiritual inspiration. Something present, simple, available. The song on the radio, the view out the window, the view from your desk, the sound of your family, the silence of the snow. Take a minute, take now, “breath in, breath out, move on”
PS. Thanks to:http://songsinthekeyofwest.wordpress.com/2006/10/ The first googled site that I clicked on that gave me the words to the song.