Heartwings Love Notes 510 - The Jewels of
Heartwings says, "Happy memories can be
pearls to adorn the present."
Each morning I do a series of exercises to keep my eyes healthy. I learned them
in the yoga class I attended when I was in my thirties. Nearly every time I do
them I think of that wonderful class, the very special teacher I had, and the
joy that learning and practicing yoga brought me all those years ago.
There are many other times in my day when I might be performing some activity or
other, discover a familiar scent, or hear a well remembered song that will bring
me back to another point in time. Like echoes from a distant mountain peak,
familiar experiences can carry me back to a memory I treasure.
Made up from the layers of my experiencing in the way that a pearl is built up
within the oyster, a recurring activity, scent or song can provide additional
pleasure. As I recall the past with a sense of joy, I embrace it in the present
moment and feel a doubled happiness that, like a string of pearls stretches from
then to now.
When I hang my laundry on the wooden racks I use for items I don't want shrunk
in the dryer, I often think of my mother hanging ours in the back yard. She
always said she felt as though she had accomplished something as she surveyed
her clean laundry hanging on the line. Other laundry lines from other times and
places come to mind, together with the pleasure of fresh sheets and towels
smelling of outdoors.
Being in the present moment does not exclude the experience of the past. Instead
it is simply the latest layer on the pearl of any strand that includes all
precious moments. These by virtue of shared experience are a part of this moment
now. As I wear these shining memories that make up my past pleasures, I am
grateful for the joy they bring to me now.
May you find treasures in your memory that bring you pleasure in the now.
Blessings and Best Regards,
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