The Invention of Passing Time
We can’t always escape to somewhere, step away physically from the noise and confusion and suffering, our own and that of those around us.
BUT – we can always shift how are in relation to whatever is happening.
We need not suffer in feeling disconnection. We are stardust, part of the beautiful oneness of all things.
We are our self and also part of the vast everything. We are truly in this together.
We can pause to notice the beauty of the light on the wall. The softness of a line of shadow. The wonder of the fresh and fading flowers on a single stem.
The miracle of our own breath and the sun at such a precise distance from earth that creates and supports the conditions for life. Mine, yours, all beings.
I invite you into this space of pausing, of awareness. Let’s be in it together shall we? Lay down our arguments large and small. Let’s imagine all those matters as possibly petty in an ultimate sense. We can always pick them up again later.
Maybe we won’t feel so inclined to. Maybe we extend our awareness to the idea of love.
Love for self. For others we love, we like, we fell neutral about, those who’ve harmed us. To all beings seeking happiness as we do.
Breathing together. May be happy, strong, peaceful and live with greater ease.
One breath is all it takes to start.
Please share if you feel so moved.
So here we are in the depths of winter and dark times in our country. It can feel overwhelming. We may wonder what we can do and how we will keep going. We may also begin to feel burnt out from the constant effort to confront reality and make positive changes, to be of service.
We want to hold space for each other and take care of our tender hearts. Along the way, we might forget to do enough self care which can leave us feeling really crappy. Fortunately, there are many ways we can nurture ourselves which are simple, accessible and portable.
One thing we can do is practice some form of meditation. There’s many ways to practice and I’m hardly an expert. I can offer this however. It can be very beneficial, especially when really stressed out, even for experienced meditators, to have a guided meditation to lean on as a support.
Here is a guided meditation I recorded today that’s all about cultivating a radiant heart using a little visualization; some sunshine, flowers and warmth inside and out. Thanks so much to my client Jim for inspiring me to do it and record it.
If you find it helpful, please feel free to share it. And to help us build community and stay in touch please tag @hijcreative and use #weareradiant . Of course, if you have any questions, please ask.
May all find peace. Many thanks to all my teachers over the years and good wise friends who help make the world a better place every day. I am forever grateful for your presence.
This woman teaches with passion.