In the garden of gentle sanity, may you be bombarded with coconuts of wakefulness. ~Chogyam Trungpa
Jamie asks on this Wishcasting Wednesday, “What do you wish to wake up to?” I could make my answer more complicated, expand on it, flesh it out, develop it, but it’s just so simple: I wish to wake up to this life, this experience, this reality, this body, this moment, this breath — to BE awake.
To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest. To live fully is to be always in no-man’s-land, to experience each moment as completely new and fresh. ~Pema Chödrön
A blank page, the moment between breaths, white noise, the still dark of early morning, the sky resting between day and night at dawn and dusk, my feet in the sand and eyes on the water and ears full of the sound of the ocean, the moment just after a dog sigh, a pause, a gap, the riot of bees in my garden before the sun gets too hot, shavasana, resting in the middle of a good story, the moment right after laughing, a long walk, the moment after hiking up and up and up when you finally reach the highest point, a heron flying the length of the river, the moment they stopped breathing, stopped suffering.