You’re Invited (#9)

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 9 of the 12 month invitation to insight:

“Today was a Difficult Day,” said Pooh.

There was a pause.

“Do you want to talk about it?” asked Piglet.

“No,” said Pooh after a bit.  “No, I don’t think I do.”

“That’s okay,” said Piglet, and he came and sat beside his friend.

“What are you doing?” asked Pooh.

“Nothing, really,” said Piglet.  “Only, I know what Difficult Days are like.  I quite often don’t feel like talking about it on my Difficult Days either.

“But goodness,” continued Piglet, “Difficult Days are so much easier when you know you’ve got someone there for you.  And I’ll always be here for you, Pooh.”

And as Pooh sat there, working through in his head his Difficult Day, while the solid, reliable Piglet sat next to him quietly, swinging his little legs…he thought that his best friend had never been more right.”

(A.A. Milne)