In these darker days with another year coming to an end, we pause to reflect, reassess, and renew. Just as there is a centered calm available in the midst of chaos, there is a vibrant animated heart beating within the quiet. This is a time for withdrawing inward, not constricting from the world in fear, but gently aerating the soil within, preparing the ground for the seeds of a fresh start.
In mindful presence,
I will not die an unlived life.
I will not live in fear
of falling or catching fire.
I choose to inhabit my days,
to allow my living to open me,
to make me less afraid,
to loosen my heart
until it becomes a wing,
a torch, a promise.
I choose to risk my significance,
to live so that which came to me as seed
goes to the next as blossom,
and that which came to me as blossom,
goes on as fruit.
Lori Furbush teaches Qigong, Yin Yoga, & Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). She weaves MINDFULNESS & RELAXATION into every moment.