One Day at a time
We are thinking of you, of our global human family stepping into each day with your joys, fears and hopes.
The unknown is always there, in each moment always but many of us are experiencing this uncertainty as a reality instead of a philosophical concept these days.
We are missing physical touch, hugs, connection with friends, conversations with strangers. We are worried for loved ones and feel compassion for those who are ill or experiencing financial hardship and uncertainty.
We are spending more time connecting with others in front of a screen, or reading the news, hoping to gain some semblance of control over the uncontrollable.
I invite you to be gentle with yourself, acknowledging you are doing the best you can and that there is no right way to live through times like these. This is new for all of us.
Each moment, each day brings its own experience. My mantra lately is "one day at a time." When I notice my mind racing, I say it again "one day at a time."
As Thich Nhat Hanh teaches, remind yourself: "breathing in, I know I am breathing in, breathing out, I know I am breathing out." A simple yet transformative practice.
I have been finding solace and sweetness in the moments of connection and simple joy. Watching the spring flowers bloom, hearing the sound of my daughters laughing, swirling quinoa in a pot and marveling at the beautiful patterns created. I have learned about slowing down, I have learned that there is much to be present to and attended to on the inside, that the drive to focus outwards is a postponing of the healing that arises from diving deeper and deeper into the unexplored corners of my heart and psyche.
May you stay healthy and inspired.
May you be kind to yourself and others.