Time stood still - after my morning meditation, I posted on Instagram (toblogtoday) this …. “The power of intention, tapping into creativity, love, kindness, beauty, and expansion.”
I was looking forward to a visit from a friend I had not seen in years, . My intention was to reconnect with her, by being present and in the moment. You know you have been in the present moment when a visit that is over four hours long seems like it was only five minutes!
It is one of those visits that, although we haven't talked to each other in a number of years, we picked up exactly where up we left off. There were no awkward moments or silent pauses; only a beautiful flow of energy that actually energized me. We covered a variety of differed subjects some really sad, and others really funny, and I laughed to a point that tears flowed down my face. And some of what we talked about was pretty incredible stuff, if anyone were to eavesdrop on us they would wonder if we were not indeed transplanted aliens or some kind of awesome witches. It was so amazing be able to talk freely, in a stream of thought fashion and know that the person you are speaking with really gets you.
This morning, when I did my meditation, I had no idea how my day was going to unfold. My intention was to be open and available. It began with the arrival of my beautiful massage therapist Maria, who gave me a very relaxing 90 minute message, and then the lovely Ana arrived. It was as though the time continuum collapsed and the last few Year's dissolved and all that really mattered was that she was here at my door smiling at me. She looked marvelous bright big smile and bearing a gift. I am grateful to have such a beautiful friend and I feel privilege that she decided to spend an afternoon with me.
The power of intention is phenomenal because I did not consciously know how creativity, beauty and love would show up today. And it showed up in the manifestation of Ana! The universe must've known exactly what my spirit needed. Our conversation could be described as “expansive.”
Carving a moment in time to be fully present with a friend has to be acknowledged as a loving and caring act. Being open to the possibilities this morning without putting any limits on my expectation made a fantastic visit even better than I could have imagined. My attitude of openness made it possible to have a complicated and deep conversation on some very serious topics.
Love can show up at any time in our lives but we have to be ready to receive it when it does and, more importantly, we also have to be able to recognize it. It's these moments in time when you are totally present with the person you are speaking with that love exists.
My favorite quote is one by Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh: “Darling I am here for you.” If you have the intention to really listen to a person and be in the moment 100% your conversation will be amazing. It gives honor to both the person listening and the person speaking. Thank you Ana for being available to me today. Moment by moment, a collection of moments is what makes connections real. Being in the moment is the best and only way to be your authentic self and it is the best gift you can give one another. I forgot how insightful you are.