It’s raining and graphs show that “shelter in place” is working. Inspired, I’m giving myself a new practice. I pause, sit, ground, settle, and consider what three words describe my current state. What comes in this moment is:
Inhabit, Lift, and Reflect.
You might pause and settle, too.
Allow three words to come.
My plan is to pause periodically and allow three words to come softly, or with banners waving how currently I am.
In that, I find peace.
Thomas Merton said, “Peace is not something you must hope for in the future. Rather, it is a deepening of the present, and unless you look for it in the present you will never find it.”
And here is John O’Donohue:
I would love to live
Like a river flows,
Carried by the surprise
Of its own unfolding.