Then caught it again:
I wish I could say that, in that moment, I could finally see the beauty that is my life, and that the day--and all days thereafter--rolled smoothly on. Not so much. But that much isn't necessary, either. In the moment I chose to pause, and see; to fire up my iPhone, open my Hipstamatic app, and shoot, I reminded myself of a few things:
...that my life IS indeed beautiful
...that I want to be the kind of person who chooses to pause and see that beauty
...that when I choose to pause, I connect to my "infinite power to relax, to release, to change, and thus to change everything."*
And so I carried on. I got up, walked around, and I found this:
It may not be much, but in the moments when I paused, looked, and shot those images, all I was connected to was that very moment, that breath.
And that is how I choose to live out my days: breathing into the moments, easing into the beauty. As it turns out, there is an app for that.