It can be all to easy to let the days go by, absent of reflection, awareness of each moment. We get so busy and often don’t take the time. We think, “if I can just make it through this …. I will be able to stop and take a moment.” We forget to wonder how we are doing, and if we are doing well. Are you present in your life?
A great place to start is take the time each day to check in with yourself, a space to reclaim the sacred in your everyday moments. Here is food for thought, “A Mirror of Questions” by John O’Donohue, Writer, Poet, Igniter of Sacred Thought.
At the End of the Day: A Mirror of Questions
by John O’ Donohue
What dreams did I create last night?
Where did my eyes linger today?
Where was I blind?
Where was I hurt without anyone noticing?
What did I learn today?
What did I read?
What new thoughts visited me?
What differences did I notice in those closest to me?
Whom did I neglect?
Where did I neglect myself?
What did I begin today that might endure?
How were my conversations?
What did I do today for the poor and the excluded?
Did I remember the dead today?
Where could I have exposed myself to the risk of something different?
Where did I allow myself to receive love?
With whom today did I feel most myself?
What reached me today? How deeply did it imprint?
Who saw me today?
What visitations had I from the past and from the future?
What did I avoid today?
From the evidence – why was I given this day?