Have you ever chased a rainbow? I have spent my life chasing rainbows! Now that I have children of my own, I am instilling in them the desire to find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Rainbow….it means so much more!
It was a brilliant storm, a massive double rainbow arcing gracefully through the sky. We were driving directly into the moving storm.
“Mommy, can we chase the rainbow?”
“Is there really a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?”
“Can we slide down the rainbow?”
Came the curious questions of three little minds.
“Let’s find out!” I replied, eager to join in the mystery.
We didn’t take our eyes from the suspended beauty! As we drove closer, it seemed to race in front of us. At last, we came to the rainbows end! Shimmering silver grain silos, and the double rainbow pressing down into a massive golden wheat field.
We found our pot of gold, alright!! Spending a few extra moments in time together, chasing down a rainbow! Filling us with awe. Love, like liquid gold, passing between us. For in this moment…..a memory was created in three little minds….a golden drop of time allowing us to bond, to live, Chasing Rainbows.
How much is missed on dwellings of past, worries of future? Living in this very moment, noticing, breathing, watchful eyes gazing up at the glorious expansive sky. Brilliant blue, fluffy whites, black wings, further down the horizon a rainbow of color in the trees as the season changes. Breathe in your beauty, your surroundings! Exhale your beauty, share this moment with your surroundings. What do you see? What do your hear? What are you touching, tasting? How are you feeling? Take a moment to live in this moment.
We live, rush about, fast pace, always moving. Our one constant, the breath. The hummingbird, always flitting about, seeking nectar to nurture the 3-5 years of life it is given. Do we seek to nurture our life, drinking in the sweet nectar of experience? Always growing, changing, strengthened by our challenges? Our breath becomes shallow, short, high in our chest. Stop, listen, breathe slowly, nurture your one life with the one constant you have been given. Just Breathe!