Posted by: sistermom1 | January 5, 2013

Messages in the Morning Breezes

Happy New Year to everyone!  Thank you so much for checking out this blog — I appreciate you and wish you the best 2013 you could ever have!  Lately I have had a series of realizations — especially in the morning.  It reminds me of a poem by Rumi…

“The breezes at dawn have secrets to tell you.

Don’t go back to sleep!

You must ask for what you really want.

Don’t go back to sleep!

People are going back and forth across the doorsill where the two worlds touch.

The door is round and open

Don’t go back to sleep!”

I am reminded of that poem this morning, as I was tempted to drift off for a few moments more.  But the fact that I am being visited (assaulted?) by many thoughts and images leads me to a series of realizations this morning.  The fact that it is a Tuesday is really throwing me, but I fight to keep my focus and not be thrown off.  I am determined to make a difference this year — in my family and in my own daily life.  The messages I am getting this morning touch on a variety of topics including:
The gift in the “present”
The importance of living in the moment
Being able to sink deeply into the moment – the “now”
Combination of awareness and opportunity – what should I be doing right now?
Not worrying about other people’s reaction/how they will feel about what you are doing — especially if it is something important to you

I am not sure what all of these things mean, but in addition to appreciating the information, I remain determined to learn what I need to learn from this journey.  This diagnosis of MS has definitely opened up a new passage in my life that has helped me extract and appreciate more/most of the things that I am experiencing.  Another poem by Rumi seems to describe my experience….

“This being human is a guest house. Every morning is a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor…Welcome and entertain them all. Treat each guest honorably. The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in. Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.”

I am learning to become more welcoming….



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