feet-up-in-the-air-sWho invented the phrase “feet in the air”? Could it have been the apostles as they looked up as Jesus ascended? Was their last visual memory of their Master “feet in the air”? I’ve been reading about the Jesuits who so often went off to a mission land at a moment’s notice. Probably most members of religious communities have experienced some kind of rapid exit from one place of mission to the doorway of another. I sometimes get caught up in wondering where I’ll be a year from now, six months from now, even a week from now. I dislike the “feet in the air” feeling. If only I’d focus on the present moment, I’d be on terra firma, secure on the ground of being in God.

How do you stay “grounded”? What spiritual benefit resides in living the present moment?

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  1. Sr. Susan Kusz on July 2, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    Ah … ambiguity …hard to muck around in that. “Ambiguity” — that’s my word for “feet in the air.” I suspect we live in it a good portion of our lives!

  2. Kathy M on July 3, 2014 at 1:53 am

    Many times in the past 6 years I have tried to live my life either in the past, which can never be changed, or in the future, which offers no idea of what will happen. I have been told to stay where my feet are for then I am able to enjoy today, this moment, this hour, this second! It is in these times that I find where God wants and needs me to be…..sometimes it is in a yoga position with my feet in the air and mind centered on God’s will.

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