An extraordinarily unique and challenging year is nearing completion. Likely you have experienced moments of frustration, acceptance, sadness, joy, worry, trust, fear, and courage. Perhaps your world was turned upside down; your perception of what is true was tested. You may have resisted and you may have adapted. You might even have found silver linings.
As this year ends and another begins, we cannot help but hope for a better future. And yet, as always, much remains complex, nebulous, and incomplete. The question then is whether we can find satisfaction and even peace, knowing that our strengths and our weaknesses make us complete.
In mindful presence,
When the mind is at peace,
the world too is at peace.
Nothing real, nothing absent.
Not holding on to reality,
not getting stuck in the void,
you are neither holy nor wise, just
an ordinary fellow who has completed his work.
Lori Furbush teaches Qigong, Yin Yoga, & Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). She weaves MINDFULNESS & RELAXATION into every moment.