it's ok to show up

Letting go happens through the process of letting be. The grieving process takes time and is a necessary part of healing. We can’t rush the tears, nor can we skip them. With grief and other powerful emotions, “just letting go” and trying to move on too quickly can be a type of avoidance, denial, or spiritual bypass. Wise mindfulness is the ability to meet ourselves as we are, with patient, tender awareness, and allow the sadness, tears, and all. It is only by surrendering to grief and heartbreak that we eventually come to resolution with loss. Through that process, we can find peace by not fighting, by not resisting or thinking our experience should be different or our emotions should be over.

~Mark Coleman

these days call for deeper remembering- to show up- to call up-

inquiry for today~ how will you not shut down today?

how to remember

Each moment of now is what we could call a branch point. We do not know what will happen next. The present moment is pregnant with possibility and potential. When we are mindful now, no matter what we are doing or saying or working on or experiencing, the next moment is influenced by our presence of mind, and is thus different from how it would have been had we not been paying attention, had we been caught up in some whirlpool or other within the mind or body or the outer landscape. So, if we wish to take care of the future that, when we get there, will also be now, the only way we can do that is to take care of this future of all past moments and efforts, namely, the present. The only way we can do that is to recognize each moment as a branch point and realize that it makes all the difference in how the world, your world, and your one wild and precious life, will unfold. We take care of the future best by taking care of the present now.

~Jon Kabat-Zinn

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