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.

The simplest of things3

Just for now, allow a wave of breath to enliven your experience.

Breathe out

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.

~Danna Faulds

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.

May your days be filled with gratitude and good things.