Whether the expansive joyful energy of a summer afternoon or adapting to life changes due to an injury, many of us are not aware of the gift each moment presents. Why? Because we are caught in the pleasure/pain cycle.
We experience pain and then seek relief through pleasure holding on to it until pain again arises thus repeating the cycle. This cycle is trying to teach us a lesson. The lesson to simply allow the flow of life rather than to cling to pleasure or avoid pain.
When we learn to allow our moment to moment experience without attachment we begin to attune to what it feels like to live freely in the moment opening ourselves to the inherent gift each moment brings.
Happy summer from Kirkland Whole Life Clinic! May yours be filed with many gifts!