“Whenever we find ourselves ensnared in negative behavior…we should increase the amount of time, thought, and energy we direct toward positive behavior.”
Rolf Gates, Meditations from the Mat
Day 5 – What was it like when I took my first breath? What was it like on my first day as a mother? What was it like on my first understanding of being in love? What was it like on my first experience as a teacher? Beginnings are so wonderful. They are magical, scary moments in time. Our first breath when a new world awakens.
To live in this world
you must be able
to do three things:
to love what is mortal;
to hold it
against your bones knowing
your own life depends on it;
and where the time comes to let it go,
to let it go.
“Blackwater Woods,” Mary Oliver
Because I so often ask the question of what in fuck’s name is going on with the world, let me change the question. How can I be helpful? What is beautiful today? Who am I thankful for in my life?