"You will never be able to escape from your heart. So it’s better to listen to what it has to say.” - Paulo Coelho It all comes in threes. At the height of my awakening, over a three-week span, I endured the loss of my first love, a friend committed suicide and my beloved dog died. I was in the middle of a country and western song. My heart was broken, my mind fragile and everything hurt. It certainly wasn't the darkest time of my life, but it was one of them. And then I fell
A brilliant question came to me this week: when we are preoccupied with an outcome, when do we cultivate presence? The answer that came to me was, we don't. That's kind of the point, isn't it? Stay busy so you don't have to feel. And yet, moments begin to pass without significance, clutter begins to accumulate and it's difficult to decipher was is true, what is necessary, what is essential. There's always something waiting for us when we stop and allow ourselves to breathe.