Joanna Macy writes: The future is not out there in front of us, but inside us.

In his book, The Five Invitations, Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully, Frank Ostaseski invites us to wake up to our lives.

His five invitations are: 

  • Don’t wait.
  • Welcome everything, push away nothing.
  • Bring your whole self to the experience.
  • Find a place of rest in the middle of things.
  • Cultivate don’t know mind.

I sit with that as I consider what I might invite in myself today.  It’s a holiday, a day to celebrate freedom within ourselves, a day, in my opinion, to rest and reflect.

Today I invite myself to open pages within, to revel in what’s written even as it disappears.  

Open and Drop

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