Sunday, February 23, 2014

Be. Present.

The Olympic Range from Victoria, BC
Gillian Cornwall, c. 2011

Not so many years ago, my body was a powerful force. I was in the gym about four times per week - swimming, weights, treadmill and Qi Gong. I surfed. I was very strong physically. For a variety of reasons, this is no longer the case. The time went by so quickly. I need to do more but beating myself up for my gold medal baked good consumption and absence from the treadmill is not the purpose of this piece. 

Aging may be considered unpleasant but I'd gamble more pleasant than the alternative.... I love life. I am so grateful for it. Each passing day holds great import and enjoying the moments more meaningful with the passage of time. Every second is a thread in the fabric of life. How is it we do not spend our lives on our knees in the wonder of it? Every breathe is an irreplaceable gift. Waste not a moment of this precious elixir. 

Drink deeply from the cup of life. Quench your thirst for love and knowledge and give all that you can freely give. Do not let fear of failure, fear of loss, keep you from reaching for the greatness you were meant to live. Play. Give. Receive. Love. Be present.

Let the miracle of your existence be the sustainable fuel for your life fire for as long as you may share your time here. 

Thank you to everyone who pauses here and shares their thoughts and comments. Our connection is one of the most beautiful parts of my week. With wishes for joy, peace, ease and love. 

-Gillian Cornwall, c. February 23, 2014.

The Faithful Heart
Fernwood - Victoria, BC
Gillian Cornwall, c. February, 2014

2 comments:

Kim Rowe said...

Gillian, thank you, we do need to be more Thankful and less desiring the next measure of societal success. Be that measure through fitness, adventure or youth. We may not stop the passage of time, but we can stop fighting it and live in the moment.

Gillian said...

Thank you Kim! I am grateful for the moments we have shared through the wonders of social media. Much love and best wishes to you!