sometimes i forget
and i need
a delicate sprinkle of tiny whispers
to remind me
flipping through my journal yesterday, i came to these words which i wrote back in june. and i thought to myself, yes. i know this is my lesson right now…to show up in my life, moving from moment to moment maintaining some level of awareness. most especially, for me, this means figuring out how i show up for myself as an artist as well as showing up for the rest that is my life. striking a balance. i don’t have it all figured out, but what i do know is that if one day doesn’t go so well, another one always gifts itself to me. there is always the opportunity to
i see the creative work i do as a practice. everything i do happens in small bits throughout my day. but i make it happen. i show up. i’ve made a very conscious decision to do this. no one can write my words for me but me, and no one can see my life through a lens the way i see it. sure, i stumble. but i pick myself up and begin again. it is a practice…repeating something again and again, with intention. ongoing. i commit to the dance.
i know you get this, because in past discussions here, so many of you have shared tender insights. we’re all in this dance together, carrying on with our own practices in our own ways. your life might look very different from mine, but at the core, we all move through our days and we all have the choice to be aware of those movements or not. and we all have the choice to begin again, to reset, whenever necessary. it’s this crazy little built-in gift. wrote a bunch of drivel? begin again…see what comes next. lost your temper with the kids? begin again…with an acceptance of what transpired, apologies if necessary….and see what comes next.
always, always we can begin again. in this, i find great comfort…and i wish this comfort for you too. perhaps you might consider these words here a delicate sprinkle of whispers in your ear. it’s okay to reset. go ahead and take a deep breath, and begin again…
sending a little love your way, m
* the work/play we do in my offering 28 moments dances with this idea of practice. will you join us?