Now is the time to…
look beyond the earthly to behold the divine
seek out the beauty in the ordinary
dance in the sky
breathe in the clouds
twirl the cosmos between fingertips
And to These.
intentional time with the Divine
sipping hot things with steam against skin
relishing the sound of voice spoken in deep connection
lighting a candle and meditation to the flickering flame
Do not ask your children to strive for extraordinary lives. Such striving may seem admirable, but it is the way of foolishness. Help them instead to find the wonder and the marvel of an ordinary life. Show them the joy of tasting tomatoes, apples and pears. Show them how to cry when pets and people die. Show them the infinite pleasure in the touch of a hand. And make the ordinary come alive for them. The extraordinary will take care of itself. ― William Martin, The Parent’s Tao Te Ching: Ancient Advice for Modern Parents
I choose to “make the ordinary come alive” for me. And them.
The choice is always ours…
How will you let beauty be your guide today?