JUST BEING means unbidden tears are close companions and self compassion is required at all times.
It means recognizing that I am not always self compassionate, I am not always mindful, I am not really that good at self care. It means noticing that I have work to do, that self awareness, that growth ( and
being fully alive) do not end with decisions and life change, rather growth means personal work, personal awareness, personal development, personal challenge, and personal practise!
It means embracing and practising new ways of being in the world, and when I am not doing as well as I had hoped to breathe deeply, and with loving kindness for myself and others keep on moving forward.
Being with my life, is what being with my writing is all about. As I live, I write the story of my life, in my daily interactions ( with myself and others) and sometimes I write it on paper too.
This being, this call to conscious awareness is hard work, is sacred work, is work, I believe, we are all invited to engage in, as I am in being with my writing, my grief, my grandchildren, my loves, my fears, or in any other place we find ourselves.
My opportunity, my call to be with my writing is a sacred gift I have been given, is filled with joy, challenge and, oh, so much opportunity. Join me in claiming your sacred opportunity to be, let it fill you with life, may it help you name your fears and open vistas of opportunity.
Blessings to each one who reads these words!
gkn may 26,2015