Wednesday April 13, 2005

Treasures 2005_15

When we talk about mindfulness, we are describing conscious living and alert presence of mind. Mindfulness helps us bring our innate awareness into sharper focus; it helps us pay attention to what we are doing as we are doing it. Paying attention helps us live in, and appreciate, the present moment in all its richness and depth. It helps us to see – truly see – what is actually going on. Simply put, attention pays off.
-- Surya Das

Treasures are positive things that strike my fancy, that make me feel happy or thankful or interested. Treasures are memories encapsulated in just a few words. These are my Treasures for the past week.

  • A tiny girl with blonde ringlets, wearing a poofy-skirted purple Princess dress, at Fresh Choice restaurant on Thursday night. When I told her I liked her dress she smiled, ducked her head and patted her curls.

  • Watching Squirrel tracking a bug, then standing up on his back feet to catch it between his furry paws.

  • A tree with large pink poofy blossoms in front of the building where I work. Other trees like it dotting the neighborhood.

  • A couple of late-afternoon naps with the kitties, Squirrel snuggled into my arm.

  • Falling asleep at night with Squirrel on my right arm, Bebop at my left shoulder, cheek pillowed against mine, Mezzaluna on my chest, and Raven somewhere nearby.

  • Getting Rich's taxes done!

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