A Lovely Practice

“If you have 5 minutes. Sit quietly. Imagine the light that lives in your soul. Let the light grow until it surrounds your entire body. Keep breathing deeply. Now let the light grow to surround your apartment, your house, your town, your country, your planet. Sit with the image of a large, warm benevolent light surrounding all living things.
Keep breathing deeply. Now come back to your center. Imagine your body growing roots deep into the earth. Imagine your spirit beginning to nourish the deepest soil. Allow this light to pulse through your hands, legs, head. Breath into right now. Notice the tree outside your window. It has lived for 100 of years. It sees you now and knows the winds will change but the roots hold fast. We, like the tree can weather anything if our roots stay grounded. We too will provide nourishment and shade for many years to come. Breath deeply, my sweet loves. Breath. You are loved. You are safe. You are light.”

Kelley Marie Wolff

Let Go And Relax

…. Same way with sailing. If you want to go against the wind – tack!
but use the wind. So, it’s this way. We’re all in this great stream of change which we call life. We ARE the stream. If you imaging you are separate from it and are being carried along by it as if you were a cork, that’s a delusion. You’re a wave of the stream itself. So get with it!
Alan Watts

Life Is Singing

Life is singing

Sometimes it sounds like birds
Sometimes like the blues
Sometimes like baby laughter
Life is singing

Singing in every key, tone, pitch
Some we can hear
Some not so much
Higher than a dog whistle
Higher than wifi
Higher than thought

Listen through it all
Attentively, quietly, patiently
Through yes and no
Through high and low
And it will open
Feel it Open

Life is singing

A Little Star

So I’m pulling into the parking lot at the grocery store – and at the right side of the crosswalk is a father and 4 year old daughter, waiting to cross. I stop and motion to the dad – go ahead. He nods back thanks, takes her hand and they start across.
She was a star. She’d been watching this transpire and when she saw me motion they should go .. she lit up.
As they crossed in front of my car she kept peeking at me … until finally when they got to the driver’s side she turned, and with a huge grin, in the cutest 4 year old voice ever, said (at fine volume:),
“Thank you for letting us cr-o-o-o-oss!”.
(omg!) …. “my pleasure”
The dad smiled. my heart melted, she waved, they walked on and wouldn’t it be nice if pedestrian encounters were kinda like that more often. It gave the nicest vibe to rest of the evening.
… Out of the mouth of babes 🙂