May This Serve The Awakening Of Our Hearts

Confession time. For so long I have been wanting to slow down, I have been yearning to stop rushing but life was so damn busy.

Now that I look back, it was soul crushing really. I was busy doing, doing, doing. . . never being.

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Now, out of nowhere, there is a mandatory pause, a world-wide shutdown, a moment to sit back and reflect.  Now, out of nowhere, a moment to slow down.

Why am I resisting it? Why am I so fearful, so worried? Yes, Covid19 is real and I don’t want to experience the illness, but honestly this is exactly what I was asking for – time to stop moving so fast and reflect.

We resist change before seeing the opportunity it brings.

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Now is not the time to resist the urge to take this precious gift, this gift of time, to examine our minds and hearts.

Who do I want to be through this?

What kind of world do I want to create from this? 

May this world-wide pandemic end soon, but may it also serve the awakening of our minds and hearts.

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This post was inspired by Tara Brach, American psychologist, author, and proponent of Buddhist meditation. She is a guiding teacher and founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, D.C.

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