Being in the moment
What a weekend. The only way I can really describe it is that I have never felt more “in the moment” in my life (Ok I recognize this sounds strange, and cliche, and just flat out cheesy….but it’s the only way to explain it). It was the first time in my life that throughout an entire day I couldn’t help but think, “Whoa, I was meant to be right here in this moment.” The entire weekend just felt very serendipitous in general.
Honestly, I feel like typing it all out may make the whole weekend lose it’s luster. I don’t think I would be able to recreate the scenarios or find the right words to describe how one moment lead into the next.
But I will say this:
The biggest joys of my weekend were rooted in simple kindness, phenomenal friendships, and raw truths; and I felt such a sense of honor to be so present in each moment. Not thinking ahead or fretting about future “what-ifs”, not looking back on regrets that can’t be changed; just being present in what was happening in my life right then.
Even the Sunday message seemed to be woven around my weekend. It was all about community and friendships. It discussed how, as humans, we are all messy and simply trying our best to sweep our lives together. As friends, it’s easy to focus on our own mess but we actually do the most good when we work together to tidy up our lives with the help of others.
My favorite piece I took away was this; “In community and friendships we tend to join a circle based on ‘what will I be able to receive, what can they do for me’. Instead we need to consider, ‘how can I breathe life into them? What do I bring to the table?’ To truly have an intimate friendship/relationship you should get so close that you are impacted by what matters to them.”