I've scribbled the alphabet for meaning since I can remember.
I’m home for the holidays. Yes, it’s cold and grey. Yes, it’s busier than ever. And you know what? I like it.
This year is a bit different; many of my clients and friends are asking me what I think is going to happen in the next 48 hours: How is the best way to prepare?
I have been told, more times than I can count, from a deep beloved: to Be in the Present.
Yes, yes. We answer. I AM in the present.
If we are in the present, this very moment, more than likely there are a few things we would need to remember to not have: the grudge against our girlfriend that always says the wrong thing at the right time; the childhood wound from the parent that didn’t attend the season’s big football game; the parenting wound for not attending your child’s season’s big football game, the anger at the boss, the angst over family gatherings, the traffic frustration, the not enough consternation, the not good enough, the too good to touch, and the list does on.
Dancing in our cells, along with our divine brilliance, is every story we have ever told ourselves. Being in the present, we would have no time for stories, for past hurts, but only to observe what is happening in this very second not the one that just past.
Hint: if you look there are miracles of the everyday, all around. Not all miracles are the big ones. Some are your breakfast and your beating heart.
I cannot know what the future holds, but I can plan by how I treat today to set the temperature for tomorrow. Perhaps, the best advice was plastered on the Starbuck’s window right by my father’s house: rekindle the joy; rekindle your wonder that you are alive. There is much we can complain about; there is much we can rejoice over, too. Find it. Ignite it and watch what happens.
Peace to all,
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