Tamara Willems

notice given…

Do you ever get so caught up in things
things to do
things to not forget
things to
worry about
that you suddenly notice, that you
had forgotten to
look
up

I mean of course you gazed out the window this morning
as you do
while settling in
with coffee
but perhaps this morning went
rather nonchalantly straight
to
automatic pilot
instead of
acute
awareness

and from there in to your day
a day off, no less
you focused on tasks that need
accomplishing

but not really of course…

more accurately, in no way
focused
at
all

thoughts, haphazardly pulled
from the toss of a laundry pile
the heap
that swirls inside your head
and someone’s frustrating pig-headedness
does nothing but
set ones jaw
to
lock

perhaps then, close the screen of
pretending to catch up on things
and drag the sorry stiff achiness
of your body
to an active
yoga class

quiet
the mind
feel ones feet on the ground

begin the very necessary
shake, bounce, swirl, swish and
twist
focus ones attention
inside
in a most loving way

invite
spaces
increase the beat of
your heart

centre oneself in loving awareness
offer this
to the world
in small ever increasing
ripples
forward

allow, allow
allow…

and when later
you come back to your chair
by the window

suddenly, with profound astonishment
you come to realize
the forsythia
is quietly
blooming
right in front of you

while both cardinals
the scarlet and its mate
are sat drinking
at the pond

and really, to my thinking
there isn’t ever a time
when one
should ever neglect
to notice

the vibrancy of life’s
unfolding

right where you are

with or without
your
input ♥

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