unremarkable and precious

mourning dove walkYesterday, I drove my adult son to the University of California San Francisco to a movement disorder clinic for people who suffer from a variety of ailments such as stroke, Parkinson’s, or cerebral palsy. Doctors took notes on his long history, performed non-invasive tests and movement videotaping, discussed medications–all with the goal of understanding his body so they can help reduce his chronic, and often severe, pain.

The mind wanted to describe parts of the day as tedious, but what I noticed was how each moment was both unremarkable and precious–here in its fullness, and then gone. Utterly gone. Each eternal moment unfolded in a unique way with no preferencing an outcome. This mind had preferences, of course–that’s what minds do. But life itself has no predilections. Simply this, and this, and this.

© Amrita Skye Blaine, 2013
photo credit: Jeffery Foltice

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Filed under Daily reminders, Musings, Non-duality

3 responses to “unremarkable and precious

  1. I have to ask, is it really a “moment disorder” clinic? If not, I’m getting a huge kick out of that particular slip… Maybe that describes the situation actually better than “movement”?

  2. Tim Smith

    I also picked up on the “moment disorder,” and likewise love it. What a great slip!

    But I think “moment disorder” describes much of our life–or rather our inability to be IN the moment throughout the duration.

    Saw a wonderful movie last night that dealt with the preciousness of unremarkable moments: ” About Time.” I recommend it for lighthearted but serious treatment of how we handle the moments of our lives.

  3. Sylvia Tepper

    I love your typo in the first sentence a moment disorder clinic. I think I need one of those, too. 😉 I have a hard time with some moments pretty much every day. Your writing is always so good for me to read. Thank you. Sylvia

    From: the heart of the matter Reply-To: the heart of the matter Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2013 02:53:53 +0000 To: Sylvia Tepper Subject: [New post] unremarkable and precious

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