There’s a price for bliss.  I suppose you know that.  I am paying today for that moment of sublime bliss in the garden yesterday.  My knuckles are swollen and achy, my hips stiff and unwieldy, not wanting to make the corners.  What the heck is the problem here?  Too much of a good thing?  A bliss is well worth the little achy creaky joints.

IMG_6848I close my eyes and see the rich black earth sifting through my fingers.  I see the brilliance of my purple petunias in the morning light.  I am infused with their colour and energy.  The pain leaves me as I slowly move through my qigong routine.  I have neglected my physical body these last while.  It’s reminding me to take care.

It’s good to come back to these familiar movements.  They seem so small and non consequential and yet they do so much for body and mind.  Maybe it is the time set aside to do nothing else but this.  I am into the moment and movements, feeling relaxed and blessed.  My body is important.  I am important.  It is another bliss -like a taste of rich, creamy ice cream on a hot summer afternoon.  Mmmm!  I so deserve it.

There is no need to do or accomplish.  It is Sunday, a day of rest.  Just be.

About hafong

Hello! My name is (Leung) Hafong alias Lily Leung. You always say the last name first….that is the Chinese way. That is my partner lurking behind me. Since this is my blog, I won’t mention his name. But this is a rather cool picture. You see me and yet you don’t…sort of the way I feel about myself most of my life. So this blog is a self-exploration, an archeology dig of some sort. My tools…..words of a thousand or so at a sitting. I will try for that.
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4 Responses to THE BLISS OF BEING

  1. So very true. Even I am guilty of neglecting my body and not doing what I need to do to fuel my spirit daily. Thank you for this post! Today I needed this reminder.

  2. krangara says:

    Hey Lily

    First, how are you feeling, hun?! Please take adequate rest. Let your body heal, your mind relax and soul sigh in contentment #HUGSSS

    Secondly, your imagery in this post mesmerized me – your BEST yet!

    As I perused your words, I could SEE the rich, black soil gently sifting through your fingers and SENSE the colorful flowers easing your soul! Muaah

    Keep penning…

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