Life has been flowing strongly and I’ve been completely caught up in the tumbling froth. This past week, swirls and currents quieted, and I’ve coasted along in relative stillness. I’ve yearned to come back here and write in this simple form.
I like complexity, the rich dark chocolate of existence. And as time passes, I have re-learned to love simplicity as both relinquishing of the complex and embracing of mindful singularity.
Preparing for this morning’s free Monday tele-fun call, I realized that I wasn’t up for leading anything complicated. This could be simple. We could dig down and wallow around in the simplicity of stillness, silence, connection in the fullness of the moment. It was so wonderful to release my cleverness. What did we do together that was so simple?
Breathe and sigh. (Repeat throughout)
Put palm tenderly to your own cheek.
Stretch to the edges of your space, and then beyond the boundaries.
Hug yourself and recall all the embraces of a lifetime. Snuggle down and rest.
Share your experience in a few words.
Hold up your palm in silent witnessing.
As the Shaker hymn tells us, Tis a gift to be simple. As our times become increasingly complex, we benefit from learning to give that gift freely, to ourselves and others.