Saturday, November 20, 2010

Time to BE

I am always so busy being ME.
A mother obsessed with getting the parenting thing right.
A professional focussed on tasks and impact.
I am constantly striving, thinking.
Of miles run, and the time taken.
Of books read, and stories unwritten.
My life is frenetic, and would not want it any other way.

Lost on that lonely trail. With nobody in sight, and no idea where I was. I could forget myself. The birds were chirping, the sun was rising, the trail wound on. I could be one with nature. And I was.

Sometimes, it is good to just BE.
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Anonymous said...

Amen! It's so very important to breathe. To be. To listen and be still.

Lovely post and photo!

Mason Canyon said...

Very inspiring post. We do need to just BE sometimes. I think it re-energizes us for the next go around. Great photo. I can see a story of 'dawn was breaking after a dark and stormy night' coming from that.

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Margot Kinberg said...

Rayna - You are so right! Just being is a way to reclaim ourselves and focus. It keeps us sane. I know I feel that way when I'm walking my dogs and see a beautiful sunrise, or hear the music of birds. Those moments are precious.

Clarissa Draper said...

It's so true, I love that my life is busy but every time I go for a walk and see a rose, I stop and smell it. It reminds me sometimes the slow life is the best.

Great post.

Danette said...

Very very nice. That is exactly right and the perfect answer to "am I a workaholic?"

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Yes, like that saying goes: We are human BE-ings, not DO-ings.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Glad you got a moment just to be you and alone with your thoughts.

Oddyoddyo13 said...

Is there an end to your depth?

Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ Fiona - it is so important, isn't it?

@ Mason- thank you. The photograph was taken the very moment I was thinking of just Being.

@ Margot- they are very precious moments, aren't they?

@ Clarissa- it is so important to do that, isn't it? Normally, if I see something I would try to photograph it, and there woudl go my attempts at "being"

@ Danette- never thought of it quite that way.

@ Debra- that is such a lovely way of putting.

@ Alex- and I really cherish it because it so rare.

@ Oddyoddyo13- now don't make me blush.


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