Right in the middle of life feeling a bit crazy and hectic (read OVERWHELMING), I had the honor of officiating a marriage that gave me back some of my focus and joy.
I had no idea how the ceremony would take place or where for that matter. I just knew there would be a total of 6 people including me and the photographer. Once we were holding our shoes and wading through a river to reach a dry patch of raised ground out in the center, I realized this was no ordinary wedding.
The couple cried through their vows, and my teary eyes barely made it through the prayer without spilling over.
It was truly sacred.
What I mean is this, it was a moment that seemed REALLY real. It had a depth to it and felt worth protecting had something come along and attempted to interrupt.
And not because of the words or the setting or the event itself. I think it had to do more with how all of us were truly IN the moment. We were fully there. Fully present. Fully alive. We listened and participated and in doing so we created a sacred space.
And now I'm left wanting that same space to open up for me now again... in the middle of my work day instead of in the middle of that river... right here, right now I want to be reminded that this moment is no ordinary moment as I sit behind my desk. I need the nudge again that this day is not just another day of doing laundry and paying bills but rather it's the gift of today, and it's good to be here and to be alive.
So right now, in the middle of your day, during whatever you're doing, may this moment open up to you. And not because of anything else other than your full awareness of the truth that right now matters. Today is a gift to you. Be present. Enjoy it.
And may you learn that wherever you stand, sit, eat, work or sleep is sacred.
These posts offer further reflection on topics we tackle during MTL nights.