One thing is certain. Things are not as they were. Normal is taking on a new definition, and life is moving in ways we barely recognize. Fear can still be felt in the air, but also hope and the blossoming of the earth.
Here, in this new normal, we are given a choice. Stay the same…or change, and GROW.
What are you cultivating in the garden of your life?
Are you filling your garden with extra busy-ness, or are you allowing this “new normal” to open even more spaciousness? Are you breathing more deeply, moving more slowly, sitting more quietly…or are you more busy than ever keeping up on all the news, opening all the extra emails, catching up on projects, and creating new ways to work and serve?
I have been doing all of these. There is much to DO when we are growing a new life, and the world needs our love, compassion, and positive leadership more than ever.
Which is also why I am ALSO making a conscious choice to focus on being empty, as much as possible. And I mean that in the best possible way…as I wrote in this excerpt from my new book, Simply Enough, Create Space for What Matters.
To many, the word empty brings images of lack.
To me, it means spacious possibility.
When a cup is empty, it is open to receive fresh liquid. When a page is empty, it is open to receive fresh words.
When a mind is empty, it has room to listen.
When a heart is empty, it has room to receive.
When your day is empty of have-to-do’s,
there is plenty of space for anything you want to do.
To open completely to anything new,
you must first be empty of everything old.
Let yourself get comfortable with empty.
If you love to stay busy & engaged, or even if you’re already comfortable with empty space…try stretching your comfort level by doing nothing for longer periods of time.
Turn everything off. Play with empty space in a way you’ve never done before. Let yourself feel a bit lazy. Quiet your mind. Listen to your heart. Pay attention to what rises, then lift that higher by following whatever guidance comes.
This is your Soul speaking to you, over the finally-quiet-noise of the computer, radio, tv, and your busy mind…over the escalating noise of the outer world.
Shhhhh. Be still and know. Love is here.
Let Love overflow through you…