Take care, all you loved ones. This is the time of year of falling deeply into quiet. It’s like falling in love. Take time to be nourished by
the stars shining in the deep dark night and
chickadees gathering at the bird feeder in the early dawn light and
the relief of dark coming at 4, our signal to wind down and
choosing to read the novel waiting by the bedside and
tea by the fire and
quiet conversation and
allowing our mind to be empty of thought and
that includes those familiar, repetitive thoughts and
that includes our worry, sadness, resentment and familiar emotions
(such as anxiety which is the experience of quiet, amped up) and
allowing our mind to relax into territory not defined or limited by those
thoughts and emotions and
catching the smile on the face of the person walking past and
listening to the sound of children’s laughter and
feeling the crystalline cold on our face as we walk to the car and
smelling the saffron rising from the oven and
feeling the heat of the steam on our face while stirring the soup and
sinking into the world of deeply being. Just being.
From this place all love, this love, rises and reveals itself.
This goodness not imprisoned by opinions.
Here, our heart knows true desire.
Here, we find our confidence and direction.