your mess is ok

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The grief we carry is part of the grief of the world. Hold it gently. Let it be honored. You do not have to keep it in anymore. You can let it go into the heart of compassion; you can weep.

Releasing the grief we carry is a long, tear-filled process. Yet it follows the natural intelligence of the body and heart. Trust it, trust the unfolding. Along with meditation, some of your grief will want to be written, to be cried out, to be sung, to be danced. Let the timeless wisdom within you carry you through grief and awaken a tender, open heart.

Keep in mind that grief doesn’t just dissolve. Instead it arises in waves and gradually, with growing compassion, there comes more space around it. The heart opens and in its own time, little by little, gaps of new life—breaks in the rain clouds appear. The body relaxes and freer breaths appear. This is a natural cycle you can trust—how life and the heart renews itself.

~Jack Kornfield

sometimes when we feel, we lose our sense that it’s ok to feel….

inquiry for today~   how will you lean into the days ahead?

so real

Please take a few soft breaths

as we move

from one level to the next.

As in growth, or dying,

we need to let go

at the edge

to continue further.

Trust the process

let go lightly

pass on gently.

Mindfulness is the quality of awareness with which we relate to the contents of the mind, just as heartfulness is the quality of loving kindness with which we relate to the contents of the world. To enter the moment directly so that life is not experienced simply as an afterthought, as a memory of the previous instant, is to deepen presence. Presence is the quality of not being tardy for our lives.

~Stephen Levine

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