A nest of wren eggs in our garage.
The parent birds coming and going.
Guess we better leave the garage door open, said we.
Coming and going.
We heard peeping.
Finally - the babies were hatching.
Mother & Father flew in and out with things in their mouths.
Babies lived in the nest, alone until the parents came each time.
Tiny, sentient lives that grew there,
And joined the world outside.
When it was time.
The spectacular miracles around us
Under our noses.
Celebrate the glorious world today
As you walk through it.
Ram Dass, nee Dr. Richard Alpert, reminded us to
“Be here, now.”
Sounds so simple, doesn’t it?
But think about it - notice what you think about most of the time.
Is it what is RIGHT NOW?
Or is it
What to make for dinner;
Did I do a good job of that?
Do I really have to go to the meeting tonight?
Be here, now.
See the people.
See the world in its beauty.
Focus on any- and every-thing in this moment.
We stay way too much in the past (often regret), and in the future (often worry).
Be here, Now.
My cart and I passed a petite lady in a pretty summer dress, pushing her cart.
Did she say something to me?
I turned around and said, “Did you say something to me?”
And she responded with a beautiful smile, “Yes, I said, ‘Your dress is beautiful!’”
A few minutes later we left, both filled with the love, joy and sense of fun
We had shared.
Two beautiful summer dresses.
Enjoying reaching out.
In love and fun.
To be aware,
Of your Divine Presence.
Fill your awareness with the Light of Truth.
This is the time
Joy, and a sense of fun.
Everyone around you needs your love, joy and fun .
You need it too.
And then, watch the windows of heaven be thrown open with a blast!
Because what we give comes back to us many-fold.
And the lives changed, many unbeknownst to you, some known,
Include your very own.
Dr Chris Baker
America's most-trusted teacher of orthodontic continuing education, Dr. Chris Baker has practiced and taught for more than 30 years, and is a current or former faculty member of three U.S. dental schools. She is a pediatric dentist, author, blogger, dental practice consultant, and mentor. Dr. Chris is also Past President and Senior Instructor of the American Orthodontic Society. She is based in Texas, USA, but lectures around the world.
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