As we grow older
As we grow older, we are reminded as we look around of the beauty of life, the beauty of living, but we also realise that we only notice if we pay attention.
As days stretch into weeks and weeks into months and months into years time can lose it’s meaning. We begin to drift along like the log on the ocean wave.
Life can be busy with fire fighting, worrying, obsessing, working and surviving, so we spend very little time in paying attention.
Attention to the smell of our own body, the smell of the air, the sound of the birds or the ocean, the sight of the clouds and sky. The feeling of being when in a forest or on a mountainside. But paying attention is far more than that.
Paying attention to our wife or husband, what they are wearing, saying or not saying, how do they look, how do they smell. Paying attention to our children or our siblings. Watching how they look, behave, perform, watching out for the tell tale signs of how they are life coping. Paying attention to our friends and collogues. Paying attention to our elderly. Are they happy or are they sad and how can we help.
So no matter how long we live. Even thou that may prove a very long time. We need to remind ourselves to love every moment of every hour of every day as if it could be our last.
Life is too beautiful and too short to miss even a moment. Begin to pay attention to everything and feel how fulfilling that can be in our own lives – David Ellis