We are at a moment in the Summer where the blueberries are ripe, the corn tastes extra sweet, and the time feels magical. As I sit here writing, I am watching a lone angler glide across the water as droplets begin to fall from the sky. There is nothing hurried to his pace and there is nothing urging him back to the shore (not even his mother). He is completely focused on his quest to explore the waters in his kayak as casts for fish. Over and over he casts and reels the line back in noting with each time the variations of strength, current, wind and sun. The energy is not only about catching a fish, it’s in the many questions and internal notes about actions and effect.
This person is not a stranger. He is actually my son. Over the span of a month I’ve noticed a shift in his orientation from being a kiddo who couldn’t function without a schedule or surrounded by voices, to someone who feels comfortable in the longer stretches of time alone, -changing lures to challenge the present moment and the waters around him. It has been gratifying to watch him find his meditation, feel his pace, and listen to the teachers both in and around his being.
Witnessing him reminds me that we as adults need to heed the call of our inner child in order to tend to our selves. This fast-paced world can ensnare us in the thoughts of there being too much or not enough time. We fill our minds with worry when we feel we’ve ‘wasted’ time or we fill our schedules identifying our busyness as success.
We could all use a little practice in emptying out.
For as much as our practices provide us with energy, they are also precious gifts that afford us the time and space to help us find our orientation, our learning and our hearts.
Our practices reminds us that we are plenty as we are when we listen.
We are grateful that you both take and make your time to be here with us. We are all learning and growing individually and communally and it is never taken for granted.
You are always welcome here to breathe, move and experience yourself however you show up.
We adore you.
Your Friends at TYC