A couple of weeks ago, I woke up with what felt like the weight of the world on me. You know those days—we all do. Sometimes these heavy feelings exist for reasons we understand, and other days they appear for no reason at all. On this day, I went to my meditation space to begin my practice and asked the Universe to send me a miracle…
“In the process of telling the truth about what you feel or what you see, each of us has to get in touch with himself or herself in a really deep, serious way. Our culture does not encourage us to undertake that attunement. Consequently, most of us really exist at the mercy of other people’s formulations of what’s important.”
– June Jordan, ColorLines
One of my dear mentors said that the events and people we experience, all of them, good and difficult, make up the fabric of who we are. The best we can do in a life well lived is to make peace with those experiences, so that they have the chance to become our teachers…
Today, it is my prayer that you open your heart to hope. Say this Buddhist prayer for loving kindness, and make room for light in your life.
May I be at peace.
May my heart remain open.
May I awaken to the light of my own true nature.
May I be healed.
May I be a source of healing for all beings.
I can always tell when I am feeling overwhelmed. I have a habit of getting very busy, flitting here and there, taking care of things that really don’t warrant my attention at that moment, and avoiding the things that do. I rationalized this avoidance for years by making myself believe that what I was doing needed to get done…