small stone #5

it’s 6 a.m., I can’t not get up and sit for twenty minutes. after days of mind reeling activity, this morning I can commit to watching myself be present and know instinctively how being quiet this morning will bear itself out through the day. I am grateful to know the benefits of kindness and gentleness to myself.

small stone #4

“reassessing for clarity”, that’s what I just read, and I find myself wanting to push out of these current present moments hoping the next one will feel better, freer, less constrained. I just want out of mind this morning. My thoughts make my stomach burn and jump; then I turn to my left and the sun is showing itself over the mountains. I’ve got a kitty on my lap and the other nuzzled up with the dog. This moment I can take.