Sometimes, the best way to respond to strange and bewildering circumstances is with a poem…. especially one that transcends time, and gives language to our current situation.
Try not to resist the changes that come your way.
Instead, let life live through you.
And do not worry that your life is turning upside down!
How do you know that the side you are used to
Is better than the one to come?
I’m experiencing information overload these days; perhaps you are too? I’ll keep my message short, and hopefully sweet.
Peace. This is the #1 best medicine to cultivate, and to experience. We can weather anything that is happening around us, and to us, as long as we have peace and steadiness within.
How can we cultivate peace? The quickest and easiest way it through our breath, which is always available to us. When we slow and soften our breath with loving kindness, every part of our body-mind-spirit self calms down. We clear out anything that has been piling up inside, and we restore a nourishing flow. So simple!
I invite you to try a short experiment. It involves placing your hands lovingly on your body, and gently breathing into the feedback of your touch. Try three to five breaths in each of the following locations. When you are finished, sit quietly and notice how you feel. (You can do this exercise lying down.)
- your navel area
- your upper chest, just below your collarbones
- back of your waistline
- the sides of your ribs