What a day it is!! Wow!! I am looking out on pure beauty. I need to take my car in for a tune-up, and am thinking I should just walk home rather than taking the courtesy car. Wow!!
I read these words from Bill Cosby. "I don't know the key to success but the key to failure is trying to please everybody."
Hmmm! Abraham Lincoln didn't try and please everybody and he was certainly a success. We want so much to be liked and the point is to be true to who we are and I do believe in that we will be liked or perhaps more importantly respected. What is "liked" anyway?
This morning I am with what simple creatures we are and how complex. At a basic level we reach toward or retract, expand or contract. We are always in motion around that, moving in and out. We are like amoeba, surrounding and absorbing, and beyond that, we live all the layers and levels, all the childhood hurts and responses, and take those in, and expand out beyond them, or perhaps even better digest and eliminate what no longer works for us. Of course, we have to know what it is to let go, or maybe we don't have to know. Maybe we just allow.
Today my mantra is "ALLOW ALIVENESS." I want to bounce as much of myself as I can, like brand new tennis balls, and I want to be peace, too, full peace, rich peace, alive as peace. I suppose that is a generous and bountiful intention for the day.
Bounce, bounce, bounce. I am Tigger today, and I rest and pause between the bounces. I might even nap between the bounces, each movement and breath so rich. On Tuesday we spoke of how we have this torso for the purpose of arms and hands reaching out. Isn't that amazing?
Make a fist and see how you hold your breath. Reach out with an open hand and give and receive.
Who could now resist repeating these wonderful words of Rumi? Not I.
Your grief for what you've lost lifts a mirror
up to where you're bravely working.
Expecting the worst, you look, and instead
here's the joyful face you've been wanting to see.
Your hand opens and closes and opens and closes.
If it were always a fist or always stretched open,
you would be paralyzed.
Your deepest presence is in every small contracting
the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated
Enjoy your flight today!! Swerve and soar and glide. You are ALIVE!!!!
Celebrate! Fly!! Ride! Dive!