If you are too busy to set aside 10 minutes a day to attend to your peaceof mind, it might be safe to say… you are too busy.
There are days I look in the mirror and am seriously taken aback by the inevitable shifts that have come with age, but then i get a grip and think about the alternative: dying young, and then i’m cool. My husband and i were hanging out with my childhood best friend and her husband who said, “You realize that if we died tomorrow it would no longer be considered a tragedy” and we laughed at the absurdity that we are no longer kids, that we are indeed the grownups.
If the first half of my life was devoted to the outside stuff, (ya know, pursuit of all the things we’re taught we need, to get to that elusive place where we will feel “satisfied” aka: the big lie) but what if the real work of the second half of my life is about going inside? Which is actually an awesome plan for anyone, but especially for those of us who are indeed on what I call “the ride home.” My theory about why time seems to be going by exponentially faster with every passing day: the ride to somewhere new is filled with so much unknown, so many expectations, the trip seems interminable, like you’ll never get there, but conversely, the ride back feels like it’s over before it started… You smell what I’m cookin’?
So what I really aspire to, is to create new habits, not easy at any age, to enjoy as much of every day I’m granted left, to revel in JUST BEING, to be available to WHAT IS… That being said, meditation has to be as non-negotiable as brushing my teeth, and connection… To work as hard on how I connect with others as I did when i was trying to find a mate to start a family. To love and accept myself and others in a new way. Attunement is a startlingly fresh concept to me- really taking in “what is” at any given moment, ever changing, and slowing down enough to be available to receive the signal, so that truthfully and gently, contact can be made.
"Only connect! That was the whole of her sermon. Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will be exalted, and human love will be seen at its height. Live in fragments no longer. Only connect, and the beast and the monk, robbed of the isolation that is life to either, will die." - E.M. Forster, Howards End
next time someone tells you Muslim countries oppress women, let them know Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Turkey, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, and Senegal have all had female Presidents or Prime Ministers and 1/3rd of Egypt’s parliament is female but the US has yet to even have a female vice president and can’t say “vagina” when discussing female reproductive rights
if you ever have to watch one american football game please watch the lions/eagles game going on right now. they’re playing in 7/8 inches of snow and they’re not allowed to clear the snow off the field
My uncle has been posting pictures since the start of the game guys you don’t understand this is hilarious
the lions fumbled six times in the first 18 minutes and are winning