My cat is ace at living in the moment.
She doesn’t care what time of day it is, if there’s a patch of sun to sit in, she’s there – relishing it, eyes half closed, washing herself from top to tail, rolling around, luxuriating, embodying the beauty that surrounds her. Even if it’s just in the laundry. That sunlight is magical shit.
She doesn’t care if we’re nearly out of food and need to go shopping. She doesn’t care if it’s nap time, or past nap time. She doesn’t care for convention. She doesn’t care if there are things to think or do. She doesn’t if there are places to be or deadlines to be met.
She just spends the whole day relishing in its beauty.
The food, the laps to sit on, the cuddles, the pats, the things to play with, the sun, the grass, the trees, the birds – OH THE BIRDS – and the sun, THE SUN. It’s all good. It’s all beautiful. It’s all beyond perfect.
Sometimes I watch my cat and wish I could be like her.
And then I realise – I CAN!
I can enjoy the beauty that surrounds me. I can RELISH life. I can LUXURIATE in the BEAUTY – every moment of every day.
And really? That’s all I want.
So… I choose.
What would you choose?
Angst or beauty?
Frustration or beauty?
Despair or beauty?
Dissonance or beauty?
Drama or beauty?
Obligation or beauty?
Lies or beauty?
Any time you feel like you should be doing something different or being something better – choose beauty.
You don’t need to have better self mastery, wiser cosmic connections, or wilder astral trips. Everything you want can be chosen now, for everything you want is within you already. It’s there right now.
Choose the beauty.
Oh yeah, and remember – this is a practice. You need to choose it often. Not just on Sundays. But every moment of every day.
You are beautiful now. Remember. See it. Choose it for yourself.