Friday, May 28, 2010

Touchstone

I'm so humbled and honored to be the ThetaMom Community Featured Blogger today! (I've always wished, hoped, SO wanted to be the Featured Blogger and today I get my chance!) So hello to my fellow Theta Mom Community bloggers....I'm so glad you're here. I look forward to new connections and conversations. And to my returning readers, if you haven't checked out Heather's ThetaMom Community, you should. Right now.


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I've written about it here. And here. And here. Apparently, I write about it a lot. Those of you who read frequently might even be getting a tad bit tired of it. But...

I keep coming back to it. Now. Being here. I, like Dani Shapiro, ache to be "held in the infinite arms of the present".

This moment. Living in the body of this space...and not yesterday's space, or tomorrow's or even the last minute's. I'm tripping and stumbling through my nascent, but ardent, attempts to live presently. The questions dance: How do I plan for the future while basing myself in the now? If I'm still angry about something from yesterday, how do I reconcile the power of my emotions (which serve a powerful purpose) with the call of the present? Am living in the past as I carry yesterday's anger with me, or is the anger guiding me through the topography of my psyche, unveiling twisty, hidden routes which crave exploration?

More questions than answers. But I reach, slip and humbly keep returning to my touchstone of Now.

31 comments:

Theta Mom said...

Denise - Your effortless writing is so inspiring. I am SO excited to feature YOU - a gifted writer, awesome blogger and supportive friend.

I hope lots of TMC members see how talented you are and you get lots of bloggy love today. Well deserved mama!

xoxo

Christine said...

Honey, we are on to the same things today! I feel what you've written here and wrote all about it myself. What do you suppose that it says about us that these thoughts are so important to us, and yet the answers so elusive.

GlowinGirl said...

Good questions. It's difficult I think to each moment live in that moment. There is a part of us that is tied to the past and the future. It is what makes us who we are, but at the same moment, NOW is all we have.

I'll be pondering your questions today.

Enjoy your TMC day!

confused homemaker said...

Congrats on being featured at TMC :) Looking forward to getting to know you more!

JadeLD said...

Hi Denise!
Congratulations on being the featured blogger. Great questions, I really appreciate when you wrote...

'How do I plan for the future while basing myself in the now?'

I really struggle with that.
Jade

The Mommyologist said...

YAY!! I am so excited that you are featured at TMC today! Congrats lady! What a great way to kick off the long weekend!

Lindsey said...

Yes, yes, yes ... as you know this is my preoccupation as well and I am so grateful to know there are kindred souls out there wrestling with the same questions! xo

Katherine said...

Wow, right off the bat, amazing! Stopping by from Heather's. And I'll be stopping by frequently. You write to what we all feel. Thanks.

Devan @ Accustomed Chaos said...

Happy Feature Day! I LOVE finding new blogs to read and your writing is just incredible! I can't wait to 'get to know' you better

Krista said...

So wonderful to find such amazing words! Thank you for sharing!

Evonne said...

Congrats on you TMC feature! I love the way you write. I'm sticking around and can't wait to get to know you more.

Have a great weekend!

B said...

Popping in from TMC.

I need to learn to live in this space a little more. I dwell on the past too much and worry about the future. I think there is a way to fit those things in and still enjoy where you are today, it is about finding the balance of it! Balance is something I've never been good at.

From Tracie said...

Congrats on being featured! I'm excited to be follow you and get to know you better! =) Have a wonderful blog-filled weekend!

Gini said...

Found you from TMC! Love your writing. I'm a new follower and can't wait to read more!

Justine said...
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Justine said...

Congrats on being featured on TMC. Well deserved for sure.

Stacia said...

What better example of living in the Now than being today's featured blogger?? Congrats! =>

MaFerron said...

the kids are napping and I am breathing for the first time in the now and not to gain energy for the next minute...thank you for your insight! as always!

Niki @ Ambitious Gurl said...

Happy TMC day!

New follower from TMC!

Trece said...

Congrats on your TMC day in the spotlight!! Love seeing your work get a larger exposure.

Aging Mommy said...

Congratulations on being featured today on Theta Mom, that is just wonderful, I am delighted for you and it is so very well deserved!

The Empress said...

Congrats! Nice to meet you, I love your style already.

Very warm and intelligent and inspiring. Look forward to getting to know you.

Nice choice, Theta Mom!

Melinda said...

Yes, living in the present while looking ahead to the future can be a really daunting task! Especially if you have a teenager like I do!! ;0)

Love your writing style!

Congrats on being the TMC Featured Blogger! I've learned alot from watching ThetaMom in action, too!

I'll a fellow TMC blogger ... following you now! ;0)

Mama Bird said...

I found you today and I am following! I look forward to reading more!! Happy Bday I hit 37 a few mos back and I am enjoying it- oddly enough. Have a great weekend!

Life Without Pink said...

Congratulations on being featured over at TMC! I am so glad to have met you...I can't wait to explore your blog more and read some of your articles. I am hosting a shower at my house today but I'll be back later...following you!

ericka @ alabaster cow said...

glad to stop by from TMC! i like your writing style and am following you now.

and i totally relate to the "about me" section of your post. oh the guilt that comes with motherhood...

alexis said...

Hi denise,
Sorry i'm getting to this thing so late, but ya' know...life. anyway, you're a great writer and cute, which are the two things i require of all bloggers. excited to look around!

Rudri said...

Congrats on being featured. I've bought Devotion and am devouring every page. The now continues to be elusive for me, but I try to remind myself everyday to embrace the current moment.

Beth P. said...

Sorry I'm late to the game but I wanted to say happy TMC Feature day! I hope you truly enjoyed yourself :-)

MommyToTwoBoys said...

Woohoo on being featured! Nice to meet you! I look forward to reading more!

Dalia - Gen X Mom said...

Congrats on your day! I am just reading your blog and loving it!