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Who actually knows how to take time and live with soul and body and God all in sync?

The iPhone weather forecast said rain all day, like 100%, so when the sun unexpectedly came out during Brendan's nap, I stopped all to-dos and perched myself in the sun with a chai, a pen, and paper. The door is open and Coco and I are sitting in the doorway feeling the heat and listening to a million birds in the big oak tree in the front yard.

Right now, my spiritual practice is to observe. Be present to the fullness of life all around me and rest in the heat of the sun before the moment passes.

It has. The clouds have rolled in, the rain returned.

I invite you to find a moment to observe today.

Here-time asks me to do the hardest of all: just open wide and receive. -from One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are