The Soulful Artist

Life. Art. Transcendence.

Be Where You Are

Day 19 of My 30 Day Creativity Challenge.

Have you ever been so engrossed in something, or distracted while doing something that you totally miss the entire experience? I mean, you’re just not there, not present.

In the past, it’s happened to me more times than I care to admit. There but not there. I didn’t enjoy the experience (whatever the experience was), nor was I there for my children. That, was the most shameful and the most hurtful for me in hindsight. I don’t know if my children can or will remember, but I do. Lessons learned in hindsight. It wasn’t always, but looking back it happened enough times for me to remember.

Taking the time, making the effort to be where you are, to enjoy the experience, to remember. These days, I know that I am cognizant to make the intention to savor my time with my people, or with whoever I am with. I am cognizant to slow down and enjoy the moment. To breathe in the moment. If you’re with your people, be with them. If you’re painting, paint. Enjoy the sunset that’s before you. I’ve learned that life’s too short to miss out on what’s happening before you.

Wherever you are … be there.

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