Being Present in the Moment

…i move not knowing what to do…i just simply move…leaving traces…sometimes straight…other times crooked…sometimes backwards…other times going forward…i stop from time to time to catch my breath deeply…to get reoriented…to regain my bearing…and then i go on…time is blurred, distance is ignored, because the focus is solely on the movement…there’s that combination of thrill and anxiety…and in each step, however, is an unfolding, a revelation, a compromise, a promise, a discovery and a rediscovery, a learning and a relearning…and I notice the world around me…the long dirt road…the cars passing-by…the plants and flowers along the way…an empty coffee cup floating on a puddle of dirty water…two sweet old ladies slowly walking hand in hand…a bird curiously staring at me…a carpet of green grass…then there is the blue sky and the trees…ahh, the expansiveness of it all…there is a feeling of joy…of the beauty of just simply living in each moment…and the lightness of my being…of the wonder of being alone…and I just simply put my trust in whatever comes my way…and then I feel the gentle kiss of the cool breeze…slowing down, I am warmly accosted by the sweet aroma of a brewing coffee as I entered the coffee shop…i found a sit by the glass window…and in that quiet space where time is non-existent, i allowed myself to get lost in a hot cup of coffee and a book of poetry…

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About Virgilio Gavia

Interests: poetry, photography, writing (prose and poetry), walking/hiking, reading (non-fiction and books of poetry) drinking coffee and herbal teas, camping, fishing, contemplating, solitude, silence, traveling, faded jeans, meaningful conversation, wabi-sabi, haiku, tanka, Jazz, Classical, oldies, all the books of Thomas Merton, Joseph Campbell, Thomas Moore, John O'Donohue, Mary Oliver, David Whyte, Mark Strand, ancient Chinese and Japanese poets, The Bible, spirituality, philosophy, psychology, sociology, history, humanities and the arts.
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6 Responses to Being Present in the Moment

  1. arlene1027 says:

    the road less traveled and our own journeys to discover! beautiful!

  2. Nineteenfifteen says:

    lovely composition, really.

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