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POEM: The Gift of the Present Moment

By Christi Ortiz

When the past comes back to haunt you 
And the future lurks to taunt you

Remember the gift of the Now 
with its timelessness preciousness

The sweet surrender to what is 
to what was and what will be

Knowing that despite past regrets and future fears
there is a peace and trust in letting go

No need to dwell on the past 
or control the outcome of the future

There is freedom and release in the present
and the gift it’s presence brings

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About Christi Ortiz

Christi Ortiz is a licensed marriage and family therapist by profession and a poet by passion.  She enjoys trying to put to words to that which is wordless and give voice to the dynamic and wild spiritual journey called life. She lives in Spokane with her husband and two children, Emmanuel and Grace. She loves the outdoors and meditating in the early mornings which gives rise to her poetry.

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