Hi. How’s it going? I labored for nearly 5 hours on my post today before deciding to scrap it (for now anyway). It was a hot mess. A lovely reflection of my insides right now. I was close to being “finished” but when I read it my heart was pounding and my body was bursting with disquieted energy. A wonderful bit of process, but not what I want to put into the world. There is plenty of disquiet out there right now.
I went for a walk. And now I’m back. I don’t have coherent words for all that is happening inside me. There is ache and sadness. There is beauty and connection. There is anger and hope. There are a lot of questions. And I need a nap.
On this beautiful fall day all I want to put into the world is a little bit of love. A little bit of peace. A little bit of quiet. In honor of that, I shall not go on and on about the state of the world and all the ways mindfulness practice can lead us to the peace we are seeking. It can. But I’m not going to talk about it, not today.
Close your laptop, silence your phone, put away your iPad, turn off the TV, turn off the radio, and go outside. It’s a gorgeous day here in Southern California. I heard there’s a snowstorm in Minnesota. Wherever you are, take a moment right now to step outside. Look up at the sky and breathe. May you be filled with love. May you be filled with peace. May the quiet be a channel for the Universe to whisper sweet nothings in your ear. I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you. I am with you. I’ll be looking and breathing too.