“It is the best of humanity that goes out to walk.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
I believe in hourly meditation instead
Speaking mindfully and with compassion
Wisdom from my father-in-law
Sweeping as a form of mindfulness.
Happiness as a state of being in the present moment.
There are times when my mind is at peace, when the anxiety is kept at bay — when all is calm and clear. I walk without worry or distraction. During these moments, I often wonder: is this how someone without anxiety feels on a usual basis?
Presence is a gift. The act of being whole in the moment, unscattered, is worth more than any jewel.
Being does not mean doing. It does not mean not doing. Just be.
In the rearview, I glance back at my son Henry. He’s wearing a black t-shirt that has on its front drawings of insects, different kinds, beetles and flies—bugs that shout, “I am a boy!” He moves the toy truck into the air as if it has wings and glides on air.
“Do you know what my favorite thing to do with my dad was when I was growing up,” I ask Henry.
With input from my three year old son.