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The Littlest of Creatures Who Urged Me to Stay.

Aug 7, 2013 Tara 1 Healthy Living, Life and Living., Spirituality
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“When you run after your thoughts, you are like a dog chasing a stick; every time a stick is thrown, you run after it. But if, instead, you look at where your thoughts are coming from, you will see that each thought arises and dissolves within the space of that awareness, without engendering other thoughts. Be like a lion, who rather than chasing after the stick, turns to face the thrower. One only throws a stick at a lion once.”

~ H.H. Dilgo Kyentse

I was feeling just a bit unsettled today, my early morning rituals disrupted by the immediacy of these other ‘even more pressing things at hand.’

And, as I watched the squirrels take morning chase along my garden wall, smiling at the absolute simplicity of their unmitigated bliss ~ I realized, not all of them were caught up in the flurry of their day.

You see, just off to the side and peeking back to me with the silliest of grins, was the kindest of creatures urging me to ‘stay‘…

And, I had to smile just then as I realized…that I was the one creating this chaos today.

Sometimes this life can seem to keep an impossible pace, but in reality it’s the very pace we have chosen for ourselves.

We end up losing ourselves in this flurry of ‘stacking and sorting’ ~ that the truest essence of our very being seems to be quickly fading away.

My dears, we are so very much more than our task lists might say…

So, why not…just for today…we make room on this list for ‘stay’…?

You know, I have it on very good authority that this is really the only way to begin our day…

Much love, my most beautiful friends…

Tara
I believe in kindness, compassion and a simpler way of living.
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Tara Lemieux is a mindful wanderer, and faithful stargazer. Although she often appears to be listening with great care, rest assured she is most certainly‘forever lost in thought. She is an ardent explorer and lover of finding things previously undiscovered or at the very least mostly not-uncovered. Just like a butterfly, she is ready to spread her newly painted wings and fly to wherever the universe may carry her. But most, and best of all - Tara is a writer, always in search of a faithful ear. If after all of this, you still wish to seek Tara out, you can find her rambling on at www.taralemieux.com blogging happily at Mindful Musings, or blissfully connecting on her personal Facebook Page. Whichever path you may choose, Tara will greet you warmly and always with much happiness.

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  1. Dori Clary    

    e This is so true. Your thoughts here impacted this family enough for us to take our breakfast outside this morning and “stay” with each other. Sure, we have cookouts at dinner time outside with the children, but to enjoy the fellowship in the morning with our children is indeed a blessing. The hummingbirds encouraged us to stay just a bit longer and look at things together calmly sharing the morning dew on our toes. Our schedule so busy today now seems less hectic and easier for the simple fact that we all took a moment to “stay!” You my lovely friend, Tara are solely responsible for a beautiful start to our day! Thank you so much!

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