Sunday, October 16, 2011

Waking Dreams

Life talks to us all the time, if we would listen. It talks to us when our bodies are tired and we need to slow down and rest. It talks to us when we go through the motions of life without any real joy or meaning - reminding us to pay attention and cherish every breath. Sometimes it even talks to us through the man or woman at the grocery store who's words suddenly light up for us in a special way, reminding us of some important lesson we've been trying to learn or remember. It hints at what's important in life by reminding us to pay attention, love ourselves and our loved ones, and give meaning to our lives by caring about the quality of our work, creativity, and play. It reminds us that we are the creators of our lives, and we are the ones that improve the quality of our lives by our appreciation of every moment - big and small.


  1. I like what you have written. I agree that paying attention and appreciation for the present moment are vital to our well-being.

  2. I love it that you don't get too sugary/frilly/airy. Just direct, solid, true words.
    Thank you for sharing them.

  3. I totally agree!! About a month ago - I had an incident with a crow three separate times. One of the times a crow hopped down from our back yard wall and came right up to us and the grandkids. It hopped on our chair and let us hand feed it.

    Their were two other times a crow made it obvious there was a message for me.

    I looked up crow medicine.

    It described how I was going to experience a change in consciousness .....and other things.

    Sure enough that happened - but it took the crow three times to get me to notice it enough to look it up as to what it might mean.

    long story short - i needed a reminder to get on with life and stay in the moment - not live in the past or fear the future.

    It's been a good wake up call.

  4. Thanks for visiting and sharing Diane!

  5. Wow! What a great waking dream Sandy. This is a perfect example of what I'm talking about. It makes us appreciate every moment, great and small. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Thanks so much for stopping by Yuko. I appreciate your comment!

  7. Yes, as an artist to create from your heart you need to be in the moment