Being witness to a hummingbird hovering in a mid-air pause is fascinating. This tiny, busy bird who can fly up to 60 mph appears to be in a magical moment of stillness.
So much can emerge out of those moments of stillness for you. Magic happens there. A place to pause, observe, feel and listen. A place for you to become aware of your surroundings and let go of the daily banter that is often running through your mind.
Seeking peace comes from within yourself and becomes one of the most important tools we all have. Shiny objects attempting to fill that space are merely illusionary and temporary moments of it. We live in a world where everything is constantly changing, so becoming buoyant amid an ever-changing world becomes our lifesaver.
The peace that you are able to create within yourself becomes a ripple effect of how you show up in the world. How many times have you found yourself quickly reacting to an emotional situation without a pause and then regretting it later on some level? Even a split second of considering where the other person is coming from can make a great deal of difference. Taking time to pause before you react is a powerful communication tool.
That pause becomes like the hummingbird mid-flight with the magical stillness. Consider taking into account what the other person may be feeling, what circumstances they are going through, and allow your inner peace to become compassionate before reaction.
I encourage you to practice living in the moment and enjoy life’s simple pleasures. Just as hummingbirds seem to come out of nowhere, joy can fill your heart just as seamlessly. Open yourself to possibilities in the new day and experience the magic that life has to offer.
Don’t forget to B-R-E-A-T-H-E.