Sunrise 26 August 2021 - GARY BARRATT
Although you can’t take anything into the shelter with you, you still end up taking yourself. For my hour I reflected on how hard I was finding it to get out of my own way and enjoy the experience on its own terms. I have always struggled to be present and in the moment. All my life, whenever I’ve had a meaningful experience, I spend that time telling myself how meaningful I must be finding it. Perhaps for some people it takes some time and some distance.
I felt a real separation from the city as I watched it wake up. I considered how fleeting life really is, and how busy we always feel we are. Perhaps we should be trying to find some stillness and peace. I am thankful for that this morning. However, wherever you go, there you are. Make peace with yourself. You’re always going to be there with you.