Today Is Precious

If every day is precious, every moment is too. This practice is about taking the time to just be, to appreciate the preciousness of each moment as it is. To just sit without constantly living in the head, in our stories and plans. Finding the balance instead of striving or planning in the head on how to strive. Being in the being mode. 

Inspired by Days, written by Billy Collins, former US Poet Laureate. 

Each one is a gift, no doubt,

mysteriously placed in your waking hand

or set upon your forehead

moments before you open your eyes.

Today begins cold and bright,

the ground heavy with snow

and the thick masonry of ice,

the sun glinting off the turrets of clouds.

Through the calm eye of the window

everything is in its place

but so precariously 

this day might be resting somehow

on the one before it,

all the days of the past stacked high

like the impossible tower of dishes

entertainers used to build on stage.

No wonder you find yourself

perched on the top of a tall ladder

hoping to add one more

Just another Wednesday

you whisper,

then holding your breath,

place this cup on yesterday’s saucer

without the slightest clink.

Guide: Noelle Lim

Duration: 19 mins

Image credit: Jeanie de Klerk, Unsplash