Living the Moments
© 2018 Kebba Buckley Button, MS, OM. World Rights Reserved. kebba.com
Life so often is portrayed as a steady line, an ongoing process, a single flow. Coaches urge people to determine their quality of life and to set goals for their living. That is great. However, in this view, life is one massive stream of experience, and we make our choices of values, goals, and actions, along the way. We are always in the continuity, the slipstream of reality.
I have begun to notice, however, that we actually experience life in a series of moments. Consider that perhaps we can only truly live in the present. For example, I am writing now at 2:18 a.m. Denver time. I can’t go back and write at 2:15 or 2:04. Nor can I write 5 minutes from now, because I am in fact living at 2:18 a.m. At least until 2:19. We can only make a choice or take an action or experience something in that sweet spot of life: the present moment.
A couple days ago, I got up very early, to travel. Several hours along, it washed over me: my day was made up of a sequence of moments. My moments that day were a beautiful series of pleasant and kind moments. First, I was greeted by a full moon in the western sky. Then, I prayed my morning litany and felt my connection with the Divine, as I breathed in the cool morning air in the garden. I inhaled the fragrance of fresh coffee. I woke my husband and rubbed his back. We had delicious breakfast together. We dressed. We headed for the airport. I thanked my husband, kissed and hugged him. I looked for a skycap to take my suitcase and some thank-you money. A beautiful female skycap apparated in front of me, trading coded papers for my suitcase, sharing her blazing smile and kind eyes, and making sure I knew the fastest way to my gate.
On and on went the moments of my day, each a discrete experience of goodness.
Moments: the succulent sweetness of life. Notice them. Live them. Enjoy them.
Kebba Buckley Button is a stress management expert. She also has a natural healing practice and is an ordained minister. She is the author of the award-winning book, Discover The Secret Energized You, plus Sacred Meditation: Embracing the Divine, available through her office. Just email SacredMeditation@kebba.com. Kebba’s newest book is the full-color Inspirations for Peace Within: Quotes and Images to Uplift and Inspire, also available through her office. For an appointment or to ask Kebba to speak for your group: firstname.lastname@example.org.