surrounded by the little things i become overwhelmed with joy

if i stay in tune to the details, i experience life the way god and the universe intended me to.  if i look around and notice the double bloom in the flower next to me, if i pause and smell the salt in the air, if i look up and see the fading moon greet me in the early hours, i experience the miracles that exist every moment of my being.

it’s when i’m rushing around focused on getting to the next place, that i miss the details of the moment, and i take for granted my existence. or worse, if i’m rushing around complaining about everyone and everything that are in my way, that i experience the blocks that keep me from loving life.

blocks will be there because life was intended to be the good and the bad.  we often think that blocks are there keeping us from having a good life, the life we dreamt of having, you know the one with the white picket fence and tulips on the table….when really blocks are there to bring us to a deeper place, they exist in our lives to remind us to appreciate and dig deeper within, to connect to the heart where loving kindness reside.

it’s when i notice the details that surround me that i’m filled with such gratitude and joy.

“i’m beginning to recognize that real happiness isn’t something large and looming on the horizon ahead, but something small, numerous and already here.  the smile of someone you love. a decent breakfast. the warm sunset.  your little everyday joys all lined up in a row.” – author beau christopher taplin



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