Jamie is back wishcasting today, and asks “how do you wish to spend your days?” I want to live inside this question. I love thinking about how I want to spend my time, what I want to do and how I want to feel, but I especially love that my answer is so close to the life I am currently living.
I wish to spend my days…
Awake. In awareness, practicing mindfulness, doing yoga and meditating.
Present and open, deep in basic goodness — wisdom and compassion and strength and gentleness.
Spreading love, making peace, writing love letters, love bombing the whole world.
Expressing creativity and experiencing joy, manifesting love.
Writing while the birds sing outside my open window, fresh flowers on my desk and dogs sleeping at my feet.
Long walks by the river, at the park, in the mountains, noticing all the subtle shifts and changes in those places, connecting with the vibrant life that fills them.
Reading in a chair in the backyard, under the shade of a tree, under the vast blue sky, the soft grass under my bare feet and two dogs lounging nearby.
Caring for my home — doing laundry, cooking, washing dishes, sweeping, gardening, all of the things that make the space we live in feel clear and clean, beautiful and safe.
Making Eric laugh, caring for him, letting him love me.
Sleeping, getting enough rest.
Connecting with friends, making friends.
Writing, making art, teaching, being creative and curious, making offerings and being of service.
Easing suffering, in myself and the world.
Opening my heart to all of it — beautiful and brutal, tender and terrible.