Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground. - Rumi

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Nothing without Joy

watercolor on watercolor paper
What is joy?
A feeling, a giddiness, a resonance with the mind body and soul.
A beingness of happiness and pleasure.  Delight.
What does it mean to say nothing without joy?

To me it means to do what I must do with a light heart, even if the situation is heavily emotionally laden.
It can happen through the flow of time and space that we encounter challenges to this lighthearted way of being.
And that is where the learning is…..can we gracefully flow through the challenge in front of us?
It takes a great deal of effort, focus and discipline.
One has to remember not to let the situation affect our personal joy but find strength in having that (joy) as a foundation.
I have been tested.  I discovered that Epsom salt baths help to relieve the tension that can build up in my soft tissues.
I discovered that healing music and support my mind in staying focused on what is true.
AND, AND AND I remembered that everyone is doing the best they can do right here, right now. AND, AND,  that helped me with being calm and knowing this will all pass.

My goal for this year is joy. To be and do with joy and to spread joy in anyway I can.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Balance - find centeredness

I am learning, to breathe and stay centered in my truth. I am remembering my purpose and what the meaning of my life is about.  And that helps me stay centered as I travel through the experiences around me.