Light moves on its pathways through space, Enters the eyes, and you absorb the luminous.
Each sense is a current of divinity, sparkling with mystery.
Light, motion, space, vision, awareness – All are composed of omnipresence.
The senses connecting you to the outer world and paths of communion with the inner world.
Every sight, sound, smell, taste touch ... a greeting from the Beloved.
- The Radiance Sutras by Lorin Roche
It begins with presence, engaging in the here and now experience of life. It’s at the core of happiness, the heart of your humanity, and the path two an enlightened way of being.
Your world consists of physical, auditory, visual, and aesthetic experiences. Become the observer of these sensations and life becomes sensational!
When we attend more deeply to sensations, we increase the possibility for feelings of appreciation, wonderment, and satisfaction.
Are you skilled observer? Are you aware of your body as it rests or moves in your environment? Are you tuning in to the sensation of gravity, the temperature of the air on your skin, and the way changes in light warm and cool your skin? Are you feeling the pulse of life inside your body? Are you feeling the love?
Are you pausing long enough to take in the beauty in your surroundings, the shapes, textures. and colors that form the landscape around you? Have you paused lately to observe the beautiful shimmers of light through glass or water, the gentle sway of a spring flower reaching towards the sun, or the movements of life in your environment? Are you seeing the light?
Are you listening deeply? Are you aware of the gentle whisper of your own breath, the sound of eating your favorite foods, the music of nature just outside your window, the patter of tiny feet, a bird song, a dog barking? Are you hearing the music?
When you take time for a meal, are you attending to the unique and delicious flavors? Are you aware of what you taste, smell, and how those flavors blend to create new ones? Are you savoring the moment?
Life is an experience that happens in the present moment. Everything else happens in your imagination. Even memories of experiences are what we imagine them to be. It’s true that happy memories can help elevate our mood in the present. It’s also true that the more time we spend attending to our imagination the less we are attending to the present. Attending to recycled or imagined experiences leaves less space in the present. Have you ever found yourself thinking about something? You were lost somewhere outside of the present.
How can you become more skilled at being the conscious observer of your present experiences? It begins with awareness of thought. Reducing the amount of time you spend imagining the past and future will help fill your present moments with more authentic experiences. When you make space for beingness, for awareness of sensations, life evolves naturally and fully.
You don’t need to do anything special to be more in the present. All you have to do, is get out of the past and the future. The present is always here, ready to amaze and fulfill.
Look, listen, touch, taste, and deepen your life experience right now. You have everything you need to find the extraordinary within the ordinary. What an absolutely amazing gift it is–this life experience. It’s not a competition, but a celebration. You won the moment you showed up. Your life is the prize. Enjoy it.