A summer evening.

I’m sitting in the garden, just listening to the birds, the coolness of a summer evening as the sun sets, a gentle breeze, a flapping of a bird’s wings in the tree.

Sounds and smells of nature, a beautiful sky, with ever changing colours as the sun continues to fade behind the horizon.

This background of the real moment, now, is always there. It’s we just don’t notice it, our endless repetitive mind-streams of thought drown it out.

If we stop and listen, allowing some our senses to enjoy this moment, then we become conscious and at peace.

This is freely available now, it’s just we have to choose to become it and enjoy it.

Our sunset

One day the sun will set on our journey.

There will not be another opportunity to say ‘I love you’, to say ‘sorry’, to tell someone how much they matter to you, to do the right thing, to speak up for what you care about, to start that project, to take the plunge into the unknown.

The trouble with waiting to say or do these things is that none of us knows when our sunset will be.