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One Hundred Thirty Six: Look Up


“You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather.” – Pema Chödrön

Friday, May 16th

Sometimes I am reminded by the stresses and burdens in the world that I am really quite insignificant in the grand scheme of things. When I feel this way, I look up and am reminded that there are so many things in this world that I will never see or do or understand. And that is okay. Looking up into the expanse takes me to the void where I feel more connected to everything rather than disconnected.

Sometimes I just need to feel that sense of space too.

The kids and I had a beach playdate yesterday with my daughter’s classmate and her single Mom. She is a devoted mom and a student, and has little time for herself. After the playdate, my girl says to me, “Mom, I really want my friend to pick the place for our next playdate. It’s her turn and I want her to pick somewhere she wants to be.” Ahhh, the wisdom of children! Here I am focused on all of the factors of this Mom’s life that lead to her fatigue and limited choices, and my daughter goes straight to a solution. She looked up and saw the space to make a choice to better things – something she could do.

Is there a situation in your life where you could put down your judgments and do something to change or help?


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