July 19, 2010
Whatever what is,
is what I want.
Only that. But that."Galway Kinnell
An a-ha moment happened for me over these past few days because I have realized how rarely do I actually live in the moment I am living. I know that my love affair with photography started (and has continued) because when I have the camera in front of my face, the rest of the world falls away from me... nothing else invades my mind or my heart except what was right is front of me, and OH what an intoxicating thing it is to experience. I thank God for giving me this gift... this experience of true single-minded focus and joy.
But what about the rest of my life - am I really living in each moment or do I mostly live in a state of half-distraction and anticipation for the next best thing rather than simply enjoying and truly experience the NOW? I want to enjoy the richness of what is in front of me at any given moment. Whether I'm driving, eating, working, spending time with Ross, talking with a friend... I want to be doing JUST that.... to the fullest extent to which that is possible.
True happiness: Wanting only what is. May you find yourself wanting just that. Only that. But that.