Rooted In Gratitude



Gratitude. These are our roots. This is where we began.

This morning I sat in silence - in the quiet of the sunroom with the windows open. I could hear the screech of the hawks that have taken up residence in the woods surrounding our house as they do every summer. Their long, shrill calls to one another echoed through the still, early morning atmosphere. Beyond this: the twitter of wrens, the sighs of crickets, the gentle swish of the wind as it made its way through the leaves.

Sitting there, listening, noticing the sunlight as it warmed my skin, I felt a deep sense of...being. I was there. Fully. And I was grateful. For hawks, wrens, crickets, the breeze, the sun. We get to live on this beautiful planet. We are part of it, and it is part of us.

Wow.

When that sinks in...and it does every time we stop and notice...I find it impossible not to be filled to the brim with awe.

The very fact that we are here, now, grounded in this present moment together, witnessing the sun as she rises, the birds as they awaken.

Wow.

Gratitude. These are our roots.

We don't need to go anywhere to find things to be filled with gratitude for...we have so much, right here, right now, to be thankful for. All we need to do is open our eyes...really open them; truly see the world around us.

This moment is wild. It is teeming with life yet to be discovered. I've been racing dragonflies along the water's edge lately, they're in the air and I'm in my kayak, and it's reminded me of how good it feels to be

alive
alive
alive.

We are lotuses coming up through the water, climbing toward the sunlight. Excited just to be alive. When did we start feeling like we always need to be doing something in order to feel alive? We have everything right here - I want to be like the lotus, basking in the sun, complete in that moment, complete right now...simply being.

There's so much in this moment, and when we notice, when we cultivate gratitude, there is a beautiful, grounding connection.

That's my meditation today. ๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒบ What are you grateful for? Do you take quiet time to think or meditate & simply be in the morning? What is your personal practice? Please feel free to share below if you would like to. I would love to hear your thoughts. Have a beautiful weekend, friend. Namaste.

stay stoked,
Kate


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