What do you wish would spring into your life?
Balance. A natural rhythm, an organic way of being that is simple yet powerful, filled with ease and good cheer, stillness and space, focus and intention.
Confidence. A clarity and certainty that is unshakeable and unbreakable. A sense of myself and my place in the world. Trust in my calling, faith in my purpose and path. Connection with my truest self. No need to ask or search or change, but a deep knowing, for certain and for sure and for good.
Connection. A wise woman told me this week that my view of myself as separate is killing me. This requires dissolving ego, (whether I feel superior or inferior to others, that’s ego), because as long as it remains strong, I think I am alone. I want to embody connection, to remember that we are the same, to see myself as equally worthy of love, acceptance, and belonging, and to know with utter confidence that we are connected, all of us and every thing.
Surrender. I don’t mean giving up, at least not in a negative way. And I don’t mean I want things to be easy. What I mean is loosening up, not too tight, not pushing or rushing, but rather slowing down, accepting–surrender, let go, release attachments, sink in, be here now, without agenda or judgement.
Embodied Wisdom. In Buddhism, this is often referred to as “skillful means,” Upaya in Sanskrit. It’s being what I know, manifesting that truth, the method and technique with which I might reach enlightenment. This is my compassion and wisdom in action. This means that my heart and mind are in the same moment, the same plane of reality, experience, and existence.
Opportunities for Service. Not service of the ego, aggression or greed or confusion, but service that eases suffering, shifts reality from aggression to love, confusion to wisdom, anxiety and fear to acceptance, attachment to freedom, depression to good cheer, numbness to awareness, speed to mindfulness, illness and dis-ease to health and well-being, hunger to contentment, poverty to abundance.
Love. It doesn’t matter what the question is, the answer is love. The more love, the better.