It’s been a full week as so many of them are and it’s often the case that full does not equal bad but just equals full, no more and no less, and there are things that need doing, both good and less-good, but this week it’s been mostly good although I’m missing my son terribly (who’s gone off to college) but there have been walks and a bike ride with my daughter (who, thankfully, is still at home) and we had cinnamon rolls for breakfast the other day and last night there were chicken enchiladas and tonight there will be freshly baked sourdough bread and lasagna (I swear I’m not self-medicating with food) which will be especially comforting and delicious after the prep work I’ve been doing for my teen journaling class which is exciting and terrifying at the same time because I’ve grown quite comfortable with running online classes and it’s a whole new arena to show up face-to-face, not to mention to work with teens instead of adults, and that fact is a big one except that I remind myself it’s people, it doesn’t matter if I’m working with adults or teens because, at the end of the day, I’m guiding people and I love guiding people (I love people), not telling them what to do but suggesting ways of being and things to try, things to think about, and maybe shining a little light so that none of us (myself included) forgets to pay attention, so that we remember (myself included) to act with intention whether it’s a good week or a bad week or somewhere in between because I am very much thinking about the in-between, the everything and nothing, the intersection of All and, as I bring this run-on sentence to a close, I hope you feel the fullness and the energy of my words (remembering that full doesn’t necessarily mean too much, it is simply full, no more and no less), and I invite you to embrace whatever fullness you feel in your life right now, may you rest in it, may you attend to what needs doing but also step back from what might wait a little while so that you can breathe deeply and evenly and, in that deep and even breathing, know that I’m shining a little light for you as you live your everything and nothing, as you live your All, as you step into the fullness that is yours.
sending a little love your way, m
P.S. This is an example of some of the writing I do in my journaling practice. If you’d like to play with exercises like this, come join kindreds in my special online journaling class, Get It Down, which begins September 30. You can read full details right here (And psst! Early bird discount ends Sunday, September 8!!)