Present Moment

I wanted to come down

hard on myself

but kindness is a better option.

When you’re in the midst

of the flames

just keep walking.

There is an end

even if it doesn’t seem

there was a beginning.

There was.

I give myself credit

for walking into

the challenging moments

of my life.

They’re always immensely

bigger & more intimidating

in my mind than in actuality.


So, I need to be more in the

now present moment in

my mind as well as my body.

I’m a one moment at a time


Even though it seems-and

probably is-my attention

gets almost splintered in every

direction while I try to remain

calm & poised & focused on

one present moment at a time.


Observer in natural blind looking for birds. Summer Lake State Wildlife Refuge, Oregon

Photography © Dennis Frates Photography

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