This is an invitation to disconnect from all external distractions and reconnect with your most powerful source: YOU. As I said in last month’s blog, every month throughout 2020 I’m going to post a piece of writing without weaving it into a bigger theme or placing context around it. Read the selection and pay attention to what thought or feeling first comes to mind and then spend a few moments with that awareness (no excuses! A minute will suffice if that’s what’s available). Let whatever it is that wants to rise up, rise up – no judgements, no expectations. Feel free to write, draw, or share your experience in whatever way feels right for you…remember, though, the goal isn’t to do something this instant. Just notice and be curious (aka being mindful).
Month 6 of the 12 month invitation to insight:
“For what it’s worth… it’s never too late, or in my case too early, to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit. Start whenever you want. You can change or stay the same. There are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you’ve never felt before. I hope you meet people who have a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start over again.”
(F. Scott Fitzgerald)
“I think we’d like life to be a train – you get on, pick your destination and get off, and it turns out to be a sailboat and every day you have to see where the wind is and check the currents and see if there’s anybody else on the boat with you who can help out, but it’s a sailboat ride. And the weather changes and the currents change and the wind changes, it’s not a train ride. That’s the hardest thing I’ve had to accept in my life. I just thought I had to pick the right train and I worked hard to pick the right train…and darned if I didn’t get off at the end of it and find out that was just a midway station”
(Barbara Brown Taylor”