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Accept the present moment

present moment

“Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.” — Eckhart Tolle


The present moment is tears.

Another mistake that resulted in hurt feelings.

The present moment is anger.

Innocent mistakes turned into mountains.

The present moment is sadness.stay_awake_button

She loves her teacher more than me.

The present moment is loneliness.

Never fitting in, never feeling home.

The present moment is grief.

For those who will never be what I need them to be.

The present moment is frustration.

Another argument. Another fight. Another door slam.

The present moment is regret.

For saying or not saying what’s on my heart.

The present moment is cluttered.

A happy kitchen with messy dishes and leftovers lingering.

The present moment is preparing.

Getting ready for the week; never ready enough.

The present moment is quiet.

Everyone’s off playing nicely for once.

The present moment is filled with hope.

That hard days like this one, like these last few, will pass as they always do.

The present moment is filled with excitement.

For that one thing that has my heart dancing and smiling and twirling.

The present moment is always what it needs to be.

Perfect in so many imperfect ways. Beautiful. Tumultuous. Never wrong. Never quite right.

It is all that it can ever be.

Tell me, what’s your present moment like right now?


Every week for this year, I am offering a mindful challenge designed to get you practicing living a more awakened  life. This is Week 40 of 52 of {Project 52} Stay Awake. You are welcome to join in anytime during this year-long mindful living photo project. Please upload your photos to our Project 52: Stay Awake Flickr group so we can see what an Awake life means for you. 

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