It’s evening and I’m pausing before I journey to my neighborhood book group holiday potluck celebration.
I’m with the words of the Persian poet Ghalib who wrote: “For the raindrop, joy is in entering the river.”
This time of year there is a dip to connect as we navigate the dark like twinkling lights.
Are we raindrops entering a river? Perhaps we drop more noticeably into a river of time as we feel one year melt into the next.
Lao Tzu said:
“If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.”
My intention is to live in the present and be peace.