We all savor those big beautiful, glowing events in our lives. The events that capture the spotlight and take center stage. We live for those times! Sometimes they are planned and sometimes they just appear. Caught by surprise or planning, big events thrill us.
When they happen it’s easy to get carried away in euphoria that we start looking for the next big moment that will carry us away or at the very least, leave us breathless.
And sometimes that spotlight shines on the tragedies of our lives. Sometimes it is the loss and overwhelming despair that holds your attention. And we wait for the next shoe to drop, for the next big tragic event that will hold our attention, our light, our space.
In either instance, it is important to take a moment when either the euphoria or the grief ebbs just a little – to notice the moments in between. These are the quiet moments. The subtle shifts and thought live here, they don’t seek attention because their role is to carry you quietly and effortlessly to the next big thing. Whether it is joy or tears, the big events will come, but the quiet moments in between will embrace you, they will renew you and they will be a refuge. Those moments that we’re so fixed in happiness that they flowed smoothly, easily and with subconscious eloquence.
Pay attention just as acutely to those moments when you breathe deep – slow the anxiety just enough to realize the simplicity of the moment and your place in the universe to give you courage and to move forward.