7/12/15 Notes to Myself: Practicing meditation is an important part of my day. I notice so much more as I proceed within the next 24 hours. This week I came to a further understanding of the tiniest moments of change. The things that within a blink I can miss and so often do, never really considering the magic all around me in every single moment. A birdbath surrounded by wild Tiger Lilies' rests outside my kitchen window. Each morning I have the pleasure of their presence. And while I have appreciated them always for some reason I started to wonder about how they move and open each day. I recognized the brilliance within that event. Each morning, they greet me in a closed position. Delicate orange/yellow soft spikes extending from long green stems almost waiting for the day. I may walk away for 15 or 20 minutes to come back to a vision of fully open blooms like two hands meeting at the base with fingers spread outward and open. How did this change happen? Why did I let myself miss that transformation? I want to watch and experience this unfolding. It's too precious to miss. And I can! I can watch it happen! I want to spend more time just noticing and observing. Being in stillness so that I can experience the many wonders all around me that do seem fleeting when I can't stop and meditate or be still.