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Sunrise ~ Sunset ~ Sunrise ~ Sunset August 20, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Life Balance, Mindfulness, Music & Dance.
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How do we measure our days?

Sunrise to sunrise?
Sunset to sunset?

Either way, sunrises and sunsets bookend our days and nights, highlighting time’s passage on this one way conveyor belt.

Sunrise.  Sunset.
Sunset.  Sunrise.

No sunset matters as much as this sunset:

* Where you’ve been and who you were are just droplets of water over the dam ~ moments of time which cannot be reclaimed, recalled, or revisited.   Here.  Now.  This is the dance of life.

* Notice this sunset.  Be open to all it offers.  Let go of the past.  Release your inhibitions.  You are not who you were yesterday.  Embrace this moment.

* Notice the present.  See this sunset.  Feel the rain.  Taste the cheesecake.  Smell the cookies.  Keep focused on this moment.

* Don’t look at this sunset through a dirty window clouded with past judgments.  Stop using what was to define what is.  Open your eyes to the what is.  And soon the sun will rise again . . .

* Each day is a clean slate holding promise and possibility.  Life is uncertain.  The future is unwritten.  Start each day with a blank page.

* * *

Natasha Beddingfield reminds us in Unwritten to LIVE in the eternal NOW:

Mickey-Ta-DaaaFeel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open

Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten

Remain in the moment.  Embrace it fully.  Enjoy the sunset.  And the sunrise.  Today is where your book begins.

No rules.  Just write!

Related posts:  Sidey’s Weekend Theme ~ Sunset * Sunset (Adeeyoyo’s Blog) * Sidey & Pinky Back Together Again (The Only Cin) * I Caught The Sunset (Water Witch) * Going For The Ball (Tinman) * Sunset (View from the Side) * Racing the Sunset (Kate Shrewsday) * Sunset Reflection (Ruth)

Unwritten, copyright 2004 BMI Music.