Contemplation is everything

One day this week I was sipping orange juice. I was about to gulp it down.

 

I made a decision to stop and to drink it slowly, to enjoy its taste and to give thanks for the blessing that it really was…

 

I was reminded of my silent retreats where I ate in silence and focused on enjoying the moment.

 

How easy it is to take things for granted. We can be destructed by so many things…

 

Being present at the moment with intentionality is so enriching…

 

We live in a Land of plenty, we can live fast… we can be seduced by materialism… by skin-deep beauty…

 

We can miss out by not appreciating enough the profound beauty of the ordinary… how extraordinary it can be…

 

Indeed the ordinary can be so extraordinary!