I saw her through the corner of my eye dart across the yard leaving behind a flicker of light fast enough that not even a blink would catch her movement. Something was up. My view to where she was in relation to where I was, was only a window that catpured a portion of the vast space she had to lurk in. I remained calm and sat in my favorite seat. Before I knew it, in the space between I last saw her my mind was enveloped in a novel.
I always feel a twinge in the air when my rational mind notices a glitch in the present moment awareness, alerting me to a what-if scenario in my mind. I remind myself that it’s okay continuing my exploration to not engage in such matters. Besides, she always comes back after her time out frolicking.
Joyfully I see her come around the back of the house as something nudged me to see what it was all about. Immediately when I stepped out she came running with this mouse looking body in her mouth. Of what seemed to be a mouse was a gopher! What made this interesting is that it was her first gopher. When normally she catches lizards, devours, eats them and leaves their tail behind twitching as evidence of her fine meal.
She catpured it with great reflexes aluding to how quickly she seized the opportunity. It taught me about not getting so preoccupied about whether the time is right or not. Taking advantage of the moment that presents itself, naturally, expecting it as something that is ment to be yours.
Of course I removed the gopher from her mouth. Unfortunately the gopher didn’t make it. So, I honor that sentient life that reminded me of such a valuable lesson -opportunities are natural occurances. By accepting and receiving them, I am participating in the natural order of things. In this Infinite unity of all life there is a storehouse of abundance. I acknowledge it and act accordingly.