I'm sure you've felt it before, this state of presence. For a moment, an hour, maybe just a second, the encompassing embrace of this moment.
It's like adrenaline, the bigger vision, the heightened senses, without the jolt in your body, the shaking in your veins.
Coming out of a sauna, a massage, a good emptying long cry - everything seems to have a rounded edge surrounding it, your thinking cushioned.
Getting the long hug you've been aching for all week, keeping it tight and comfortable until an internal wall crumbles.
A swelling of emotions, or maybe just feeling the base emotion, almost putting tears in the eye while standing in front of a gorgeous view.
A passionate accepting yes to something you really want.
The few seconds after a good dream finished and before fully waking up.
You can get there when you want, carry it in your hand where ever you go.
I'm able to get there in the car, keep it with me for about half an hour before getting back to my mind. Before going to sleep, unless I choose to think instead. In moments of red hot emotions, watching myself act this way and in doing so, coming back to now. In line at the store, about to talk French after not speaking it for so long, I bring it into me.
It's a practice. Learning to bring awareness into my daily life, because "making time for it" seems to fail again and again.
@falseknees for this amazing reminder that whatever going on in you doesn't matter - the roots do, the foundation, the same as what powers the leaves and streams and mountains and birds. Your body HAS it, it isn't it.