May you know many loves: the love as light and airborne as bird bones the love as vibrant as daffodils and red tulips the love as old as the mountain tops etched into an ever-changing palette of sunrises and sunsets, the love as steady as the moon’s and sun’s rhythms traveling through blue skies, behind cloud cover, the love as fresh as spring rain on your skin or the taste of snowflakes, the love of a heartbeat and warm palm, fingers interlaced that gently whisper: I see you. You are never alone. You are loved many times.
“Lost really has two disparate meanings. Losing things is about the familiar falling away, getting lost is about the unfamiliar appearing. There are objects and people that disappear from your sight or knowledge or possession; you lose a bracelet, a friend, a key. You will still know where you are…Or you get lost, in which case the world has become larger than your knowledge of it. Either way, there is a loss of control. Imagine yourself streaming through time shedding gloves, umbrellas, wrenches, books, friends, homes, names. This is what the view looks like if you take a rear-facing seat on the train. Looking forward you constantly acquire moments of arrival, moments of realization, moments of discovery. The wind blows your hair back and you are greeted by what you have never seen before. The material falls away in onrushing experience.“
Quote and excerpt from A Field Guide to Getting Lost, Rebecca Solnit Photo courtesy of E. Robinson and C. Robinson, Japan adventure.
I’ve spent many years learning how to fix life, only to discover at the end of the day that life is not broken. There is a seed of greater wholeness in everyone and everything. We serve life best when we water and befriend it. When we listen before we act.
In befriending life,we do not make things happen according to our own design. We uncover something that is already happening in us and around us and create conditions to enable it. Everything is moving toward its place of wholeness…Befriending life is more about harmlessness than control. Harmlessness requires connection. It means listening to life from a place in us that is connected to the wholeness around us. The place in us that is also whole.