I was walking home this evening very deep in thought. I was feeling anxious (still am) about my future, and whether or not I am doing well in my life. I picked some Pomegranates, and continued to walk. I came across this tree that I’ve walked past many times, but never took the time to look at it extensively. I thought it was an Oleander bush, but it wasn’t. I smelt the blossoms and touched their petals. This is one of the prettiest bushes (second to the Crape Myrtle) I’ve seen in Tempe, Arizona. As I was taking in the beauty of this magnificent bush, I noticed a bee flying around visiting the lower blossoms. We all know by now, that I absolutely adore bees. I found myself saying out loud to the Universe, “please make this bee come up higher to some of these blossoms.” With that, I waited and waited, saw a beautiful butterfly, and then this little bee. I was so happy to see this bee diving for nectar, I started to choke up a bit. I’m still emotional over seeing this bee do what bees do. I genuinely enjoy moments like this. Being with Mother Nature and her creatures are truly spiritual moments for me. I am so happy to be sharing my happiness with you in the form of a picture or more. Today, I understand what Christ and so many other teachers before him, meant when they said to live in the present moment. It was in the present moment, that I learned something about myself and am now openly confessing to it. I am a sensitive being. And I am going to love and accept that about myself in the here and now. I’m also reminded that it is living in the present moment that we are able to find true joy, peace, and happiness. Being in the present moment is all that matters, because everything else is a distraction and an illusion. It was being in the present moment that I remembered, everything is going to be all right in the end. The past is gone and the future has yet to arrive, so why worry and be anxious. The lilies of the field and the sparrows never do. It is because they know they will always be taken care of, and so will I.
Inanna Roxanna Arnett