Some 15 years ago, a woman encouraged me "get behind your eyeballs." I thought this a funny phrase. I spent much of my time spinning thoughts of past and future in my mind and found it challenging, if not impossible, to simply be in the present moment, so this phrase was aptly directed towards me.
I've since had extensive opportunity to be present with myself and with my body - not in a way of my choosing - however, what we most need often comes in unexpected packages. Life had been waiting for me to come into myself, to listen with my whole being, to pay attention - to get behind my eyeballs. My experience is certainly more rich and vibrant with this refined perspective.
Though the circumstances that helped me to understand this funny expression were uncomfortable, the teaching was invaluable. Being truly present takes a willingness to slow down, to hold a patient heart, to breath, to feel. When I take the time to show up in this way - to truly become present - all types of synchronicities occur, doors open and the beauty I imagine is right here where I am.
[Daisies at Sunrise photo by Anne Heck]