On my way to BEY... what a summer this has been; talk about a move! I’ll take the weekend off, rest, relax and anticipate the 286 boxes that will land on my doorstep next week.
For now, I will just savour the satisfaction of the accomplishment: not so much that I have managed three moves on three continents, that I have parted from my children, that I have moved to a place that I had resisted all my life, but that I have done so without falling apart, without breaking down, without losing my shit. Even better, I have done it with a certain amount of peace and trust. Sure, those 10mg of Prozac help. But I will pat myself on the back today, just today. Because, where I come from, this is an achievement.
Crossing the line.
Sometimes it is a must; you have to cross the line in order to stay free and true to your core.
“When you get to the place where you understand that love and belonging, your worthiness, is a birth right and not something you have to earn, anything is possible” Brené Brown
Today, as I complete my 49th summer on this lovely planet, I am reminded of this unconditional truth.
I give thanks for all the fortune in my life, for the love that I bathe in everyday, for the support I receive from my amazing family and my cherished true friends. I give thanks for all the experiences I have gone through, the present ones, and the surprises to come. I give thanks for the whispered Presence that God is in my life, surrounding my heart with warmth and light. I give thanks to Life for being born and being given the chance to inhale and exhale, to look and see, to hear and listen, to taste, to touch and feel the entirety of this human experience that is my life.
May the Light in me always meet and greet the Light in You!
Remember this: do not compromise on what sets your heart on fire. Not now, not ever. And if in life the job you get does not ignite you in some way, that’s OK; just ensure that you maintain a commitment on the side that keeps that fire alive. That warm light is your soul, your essence.
Always keep in mind Metzmama and your father. Their curiosity and appetite for life is boundless. They are the models to follow. Their fire is intact. Follow in their stride.
With mighty love,