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Anchored in Stillness

“In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.” – Deepak Chopra

“The life that I could still live, I should live, and the thoughts that I could still think, I should think.” – C.G. Jung, The Red Book

We relive more than live. Repeating our days over and over by looking back in post-game analysis and pre-living the future with worry and little imagination. The present moment is rarely lived while its happening. Yet it is the only real thing in our realm of control.

Participate in this day. Release moments that have been or will be to make space for now. Live moments while they are happening. Enter today, held in gratitude, anchored in stillness.

Today
by Mary Oliver

“Today I am flying low and I’m not saying a word.
I’m letting all the voodoos of ambition sleep.
The world goes on as it must,
The bees in the garden rumbling a little,
The fish leaping, the gnats getting eaten.

But I’m taking the day off.
Quiet as a feather
I hardly move though really I’m traveling a terrific distance.

Stillness. One of the doors into the temple.”

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