Sunday, February 15, 2009

there are no ordinary moments

With all the bushfires going on in Victoria, and the floods in north Queensland it has caused me to think about what is important to me. In the event that there was a fire what would I take? I lay in bed the other night and mentally went through the house looking and evaluating things.... in the end the only things I would take with me, other then my children of course, are their memory boxes, and the photos I have of them (which now living in the digital age, mean taking the computer because that's where any photos over the last two years are!). Everything else can be replaced.

I thought it was interesting that I no longer place importance and value of "stuff". Once upon a time I was very caught up with stuff... and having lots of it. I think that when the bottom fell out of my world, PTSD and acute anxiety order took hold, and I was so busy surviving through each day - that a major shift in perspective occured. I no longer need to fill my life with "stuff", and instead are far more fullfilled filling it with experiences - be that of playing with my two year old, sitting on the lounge stroking my 13 year old daughters hair, or having a big cuddle with my 10 year old son to watching the sun set, listening to the rain falling, seeing a child enter the world.... the list goes on and on.

I watched a movie this week The Peaceful Warrior about an olympian Dan Millman. There was so much that resonated with in watching that movie, that I went seeking more information about it once I realised that it was based on a true story. This is what I found

One of the things that was said in the film is "there are no ordinary moments" Since watching it, I have found extraordinary moments everywhere. Try it sometime, sit, be, watch.... you will be amazed at what transpires.

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