Present Moment Living

The Next First Step

Changes

When a Virginia leaf decays beneath my shoe change is coming.  But on the cusp of my first East Coast fall I cannot know the picture that so many hundreds of thousands of trees will create as their air cools.

My life; hundreds of thousands of unfathomable future moments. What they will look like, I do not know.  That a change is going to come, those first fallen leaves have already foretold.

If you try to answer the problem of your life with a solution from your mind, all you will end up watching are odd remakes of a better original.

There is a new story being told in each successive now. Only watch.  Only listen.  Pay no mind, rather, pay attention.  Then the author that wrote millions of leaves flaming into color will give you a sight into which you couldn’t possibly have spun any string of thoughts.

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3 thoughts on “The Next First Step

  1. Bess Spero Li says:

    Oh my sweet Katie, I am so thrilled to see you writing for all of us again. We have been waiting for what seems like so long. In this piece, your words are especially timely and relevant as I watch a new phase of my life unfold. Thank you for offering your wisdom as we make our way on this journey together. Love, Aunt Bessie

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