Sunday, December 12, 2010

achieving moments of perfect clarity

dec. 12 – body integrationthis year, when did you feel the most integrated with your body? did you have a moment where there wasn’t mind and body, but simply a cohesive YOU, alive and present? (still working on reverb10.)

i'll admit these moments for me are few and far between. my attention is too often divided - one eye on the computer, one on the phone, one on the stove, one on the stitching and one on the t.v. (how many eyes is that anyway?) suffice it to say, i spend a bit too much time in an unfocused state.

i have, a number of times this year, had an awareness that i have to appreciate the time with sabin, right in the here and now. she's such a fun age - she can do so much for herself, it's great fun watching her form opinions and beginning to be the person she will be. she's tall, graceful (except when she gets in these periods of fast growth, where she trips and stubs her toes a lot), has style and has such a lovely, fresh way of looking at the world. she sees things, really sees them, and always lives in the moment. i so admire it. and i really do try to learn from it.

on our recent trip to manila - which i wouldn't trade for anything - i had several of those golden moments of being perfectly in the moment together with sabin. whether we were out by the pool, swimming in the evening or giggling and dipping fruit in a chocolate fondue or choosing our nail polish at dashing divas or deciding which fabulous outfit to try on next in a fitting room at gingersnaps, we thoroughly enjoyed our time together. again and again, there were moments where we thought only about what we were doing and nothing else. moments of perfect clarity.

i want way more of those moments in 2011.


Liz said...

I love the photos &hope you have more of these moments in 2011

Kathryn Dyche said...

Sounds like beautiful moments, what memories are truly made of. Here's to many more.

Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...

I feel the same about my daughter, Julie. She will be 11 in February and she is becoming her own person. I love to watch her do her own thing--I am learning so much!

Tracy :)

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

How wonderful.
We should stay mindful of these moments and not let them slip through our fingers.

mrs mediocrity said...

We learn so much from our children, and then just when we start to forget, there are grandchildren.
Here's to many such moments in 2011!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Gorgeous photos!
And I like the term "golden moment"-- The perfect ones when you are 100% present. I've been working on having more of those moments.
Cheers, jj