For an Instant

For a moment - she stopped to contemplate the moon suspended there in the late winter afternoon sky. How is it possible that something as ordinary as this can be as beautiful???

She thought about how infinitesimally small she is in comparison to it all..how insignificant her worries and problems are in relation. She considered the vastness of this universe. Its power...its grace...its absolute perfection.

And - for just that one moment she gave herself a gift. She allowed herself  the permission of true surrender. She let go - of  her haunted past. ...and the future that carried more questions than she could ever answer.

For the first time..and for only that single instant - she understood in her heart..in her soul..in her body. She felt it. What it is to just 'be'...to simply 'exist'...to breathe.