Living In Gratitude: Just For Now
Just for now, without asking how, let yourself sink into stillness.
Just for now, lay down the
weight you so patiently
bear upon your shoulders.
Feel the earth receive
you, and the infinite
expanse of sky grow even
wider as your awareness
reaches up to meet it.
Just for now, allow a wave of breath to enliven your experience.
whatever blocks you from
the truth. Just for now, be
boundless, free, awakened
energy tingling in your
hands and feet. Drink in
the possibility of being
who and what you really are
so fully alive that when you
open your eyes the world
looks different, newly born
and vibrant, just for now.
This poem is often read at the end of a yoga practice during savanna. It has the power to make us pay attention to ourselves, our bodies, our minds, our world.
It reminds us to be gentle with ourselves.
To slow down.
To take precious, much-needed moments to open our hearts and minds.
To release our burdens, annoyances and stress.
To allow ourselves to become aware of and accept possibilities.
To be in awe of the wonder and vibrancy of nature.
To be at one and at peace with our bodies.
To live a full and enthusiastic life.
To be kind and tolerant.
To be grateful.