When we see through our hearts, we recognize that every single one of us is infused with creativity. Divine Sparks are embedded in everyone and everything. It's up to us to be courageous, to look and listen deeply, to find the sparks, gather and release them back into the universe, transformed into something new. Join me as we wake up to the sacred-ordinary blessings waiting to greet us each and every day.
Meditation Challenge: Join Sharon Salzberg and thousands of other people across the globe meditating every day for the month of February. Registration is free, but you need to register by February 6th. Every morning a brief (5 minutes or so) guided meditation comes to your inbox. If you have never meditated before this is a great way to start. If you have in the past, but need a little gentle assistance to get started again, this is a wonderful opportunity. AND if you have an established practice, it’s always good to be reminded of the basics. I hope you will join us.
Click the full screen icon in the bottom right corner to enlarge the video. It is short and enjoyable, sure to make you smile from your heart upward and outward.
My husband and I saw Greg Greenway perform this song live in a similar venue the year the album Something Worth Doing was released with friends. I can't even believe how many years ago that was now. I remember he told us his wife had just had a baby. That evening we had no idea what was up ahead, the depth, the enormity, the sheer number of challenges and losses all of us would face in the days, weeks and years to come. We just loved being together, singing along, receiving the gift of music, appreciating friendship, immersed in those precious hours of joy and laughter. Over these years babies were born and loved ones have died and through it all kindness has flowed. This week, looking at new buds here and there, flowers finally pushing their way through the soil this song has been my constant companion.
Thank you everyone for you kind words and prayers. We are in a holding pattern it will be a few more weeks before all the tests are complete for our daughter. She's living life with adolescent passion. It is pretty had to slow this girl down.
Perhaps because of the difficulties, rather than in spite of them we have learned to be grateful for something, small or big, every little day. Perspective reminds us that no matter what happens or doesn't happen, in Greg Greenway's words "everything else [your reactivity or response to life's inevitable challenges] is just up to you."