Breathing In - I have arrived, breathing out - I am home.
Because Thay knows we become habituated in our thoughts, words, and actions a couple years ago he changed this to I have truly arrived, I am really home. How many times a day do I need to come back and find the present moment, only to begin leaving life again by having my attention to my breath, my body or the action I am undertaking waver?
Fortunately I find my way back again, but for how long have I left? Arriving again, how is it that I miss the leaving? I must admit there are times when I notice that I'm leaving the present and go about my merry way anyhow. It really does take a whole village to raise a child and it take a whole Sangha to guide me, strengthen me, and inspire me to come back. To be right here, right now, truly present is a miracle.
The very miracle of life.
Photo by Sunlight Cardigan