I get the invitation every morning when I wake up to actually live a life of complete engagement, a life of whimsy, a life where love does. It doesn’t come in an envelope. It’s ushered in by a sunrise, the sound of a bird or the smell of coffee drifting lazily from the kitchen. It’s the invitation to actually live, to fully participate in this amazing life for one more day. Nobody turns down an invitation to the White House, but I’ve seen plenty of people turn down an invitation to fully live…

— Bob Goff, Love Does

So often I associate fully living with farming, or traveling, or writing: doing what it is that I yearn to do always.  But today I will practice full living at work, answering phone calls, talking to customers, placing orders.  I will practice full living each moment, because it requires us only to be present, to be engaged with the energy that constantly moves the world, the energy that makes us, the energy that brings us alive, which is always pulsing beneath our skin, waiting for us to wake up, to reach out, to live a life of engagement.

Fallen Beech Leaf, by Katie SpringWhat wonders do I miss when I simply move through the motions of the day, looking toward another moment?  What wonders will I find today, as breath fills and empties me like endless waves, pulling me into awareness?