December 30, 2010

Find Balance in this One Wondrous Moment in Time…

by Rebecca E. Parsons

Jennifer at Life Gloss asked readers to share some tips on finding balance…my tips are enfolded in the words and images below…enjoy and find peace…

balance among the waves
As I pursue my dreams I have often asked the Lord to guide me to my deeper purpose…and He responds by leading, and sometimes dragging me kicking and screaming, into my deeper purpose…2010 has been one of those ‘mostly off balance’ years fraught with much kicking and screaming as I attended my life school and learned more life lessons…

So I escape to be by the sea as I do when I am off center…for I find many lessons among the sounds of the waves…as I walk and pray and allow myself to be open to the possibilities, I find the balance I need to continue my journey with hope…

I especially love the seconds just before sunrise when the sky and the sea have a pinkish, golden glow…I stand and face the horizon in awe…

This morning clouds hung low over the horizon…and the sun played peek-a-boo with me…

The colors changed to purples and mauves as the sun made its way higher in the sky…my mood lifted as it rose…for how can one remain off balance when you are in the midst of such splendor?

We have been invited to the best party of the Universe:
LIFE. Enjoy it and Help others to enjoy it…

my morning meditation…

I wish I could somehow package the peace and the comfort I receive on my morning walk by the sea. I can only share what I see and feel in words and pictures. My meditative walks begin very early, sometimes it is still dark…at other times the sky is beginning to show the promise of a new day….

As I continue to walk, prayerfully…meditatively, the first glimpse of the sun is when the top edges of the clouds, above the horizon, become tipped with the flames of the sun…this morning I was not alone as a beautiful, 4-foot tall great blue heron was feeding at the edge of the sea…

Sometimes she poses for me..today she was skittish and flew south after a few photos…

I watched as her wings spread wide and she glided down the coast. I am blessed to have her near for even a short time. When I turned to walk again the sun was beginning it ascent preceded by rays reaching into the heavens. This is my favorite moment…just before the sun appears…

The the sky turns sienna and golden as the sun climbs above the clouds…and then…

it bursts forth…a brilliant white light in the golden sky…and her rays seek to warm me over the ocean…

and I stand in silence as I feel the warmth touch me cheek…and thank God for the gift of a new day…

I revel in the moment so as to remember everything…I breathe in slowly the salty scents of the sea…and I am truly captivated…mesmerized…

it rises higher above the ocean…and the rays become more intense…and I smile, almost cry with joy…

The water covers my feet as I stand in awe at the beauty. The majesty of this special moment in time when I am alone with the sun and the sea…and my life is full of meaning…balance is returning and I almost understand why I am here…

For today is going to offer me a perfect chance to seek, then to study and experience the grandest answers…as I watch…listen, and before the end of this day, I will have a chance to be Divine…for someone is counting on me to be.

When we settle our heart and minds…and just be present in this one wondrous moment in time…we find the balance we so desperately need…

all photography copyright rebecca e. parsons 2010



{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kelly Jeanette December 31, 2010 at 12:43 pm

I have found the best way to keep balance was not to let things get to me. If something is beyond my control I don’t worry over it. If I can fix it I do and if I can’t so be it. I have also learned the benefit of the word “no”.

2 Lori Anderson December 31, 2010 at 3:59 pm

Lovely post. Finding balance for me has been traditionally difficult, if not nearly impossible. Reading articles like this help me.

3 nurse practitioner January 10, 2011 at 4:37 am

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