Sometimes I go about pitying myself when all the while I am being carried by great winds across the sky.
A Thought Worth Considering
First, let me say that something I am so very grateful for is my Soul Lab group. We have been meeting one way or another – by phone, in person, and on Zoom –for almost 15 years. The poem below came to me after a recent deeply moving conversation/time of sharing.
(These happenings occur monthly and are always special and magical.)
And so, a thought worth considering right now is how often being in the good company of like-hearted people can be the perfect disruptor, leading to many wonderful serendipities.
Questions Worth Asking
Who disrupts you into gratitude (and have you let them know that they do)?
What disrupts you into gratitude and do you allow yourself to step into the places and situations that foster it?
When are you disrupted into gratitude and do you create enough spaciousness for that shift to happen?
Actions Worth Taking
Take time to smell the roses…and the lavender…and the crisp fall air…and the enticing aromas coming from a happily industrious holiday kitchen…and the familiar comforting smells coming from the fireplace on a chilly morning (I miss that, living in Florida. Our family used to gather around our NYC apartment fireplace on chilly weekend mornings)…and and and…
Be willing to be disrupted by gratitude every chance you get.
Notice what you notice.
Today is the perfect day to allow gratitude to disrupt any inner grumblings.
“disrupted into gratitude”*
thrown from my dark
and lonely trajectory
and propelled toward
wide open-eyed vistas
of nature’s beauty
and her bountiful embrace
no longer by myself
heart awakened to all there is
remembering how to live
in and from LOVE
practicing being love—
an exercise in grace and gratitude
kindness and compassion
connection and courageous
presence to the Infinite
abundance that exists
awakening to the miraculous
fullness of what quite simply IS
here and available to me
in any given moment
as the path to restoration
and resilience stretches before me
inviting me onward
and here I am
at last willing
to recognize and
accept its beckoning call
–from the heart, mind, and pen of Minx
*words spoken by my friend Myron Lowe at our Soul Lab zoom gathering in October 2020
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