Thursday, November 20, 2008

Day 19

Today...I have noticed how little time some people seem to have. I had 2 visitors. One didn´t even have time to sit down for a chat because she had errands to run and the other stayed for a while but she wasn´t really here because her cell phone rang every few minutes and when she wasn´t talking on the phone, she was telling me about all the things she had to do after her visit. Living in the moment, staying focused on what you´re doing isn´t always easy but we can learn it. I try to give my attention to the people I am with, listen to them without judging. The moment is important because, as I saw today, sometimes that´s all we get.
Ok, now to the dying part of today´s exercises. I have been putting off a few things to do with my death because I am supersticious and don´t want to invite death into my life. But I do see the practical side so I will write a testament and get some other things in order.
I have no regrets, no unfinished business, I am not afraid of dying, I just don´t want to stop living this life. The quote on my second collage is on a card I received from the beautiful Liz. It´s by Brian Andreas and it sums up the way I feel about life.


Anonymous said...

Here, here! I second that quote and I loved this post today. Thank you for sharing your insight and your wisdom about paying attention to the people you are with. I like to think if I came over for a visit we would talk and laugh and probably lose track of time.

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

I agree with you totally, anI would turn my phone off or on silent, if I visited you. Just wondering why they came round, doesn't make you feel good when that happens.

I have to sort out my will as well, but put it off for the same reason as you..but it must be done!

mtnchild said...

I have to agree with you. There are only so many hours in a day, only so much that can get done, that rushing around just doesn't work. We all need to slow down and live in the moment. I think with the advent of cell phones and computers, we are so use to doing things on the spur of the moment that we don't stop to think about our affect on the people around us.

I had a friend (?) call me the other day and the first thing she said was "Hold on" as she started to talk to someone at her house - I almost hung up! I couldn't believe she would be that rude.

Sorry for the ramble, but it is a sore point with me.

Enjoy your moments today.

Serena said...

Excellent post, Claudia!

Since reading A New Earth and The Power of Now, I understand fully the importance of living in the present moment....being fully focused. So many people have not awakened to that yet.

love, light and peace,

Kavindra said...

Ugh, I have a confession - I used to be like your visitors when I was younger. It's not personal, it's bad attention span. Hopefully they'll age out of that!

I love love love that quote. Thanks for passing it on.
(and the collages are gorgeous as always.)

daisies said...

sigh ... its so true what you right and that collage is beautiful :)

Fatma said...

Thank you for the beautiful quote and collage. It is wonderful that on this day we are all celebrating life.

Jamie said...

That quote speaks to my soul too.

Genie Sea said...

A beautiful quote indeed! It's awesome how you were in the moment while the people you were with weren't. :)