I consider myself a lucky one,
A Sunday’s child,
Privileged and well nurtured-
Most of the time I feel like I BELONG,
Like I belong on this earth,
In this body,
With this heart that sings,
This soul that guides the way,
These lips that speak
And hands that make shut happen.
Most of the time I feel present, content and utmost grateful.
I KNOW I’m a lucky one and most of the time I FEEL like it too.. .. but sometimes, like tonight, I suddenly feel overwhelmed by sadness, for no reason, without a cause, just simple, gut filling, sadness.
And throughout the years I’m more and more able to detect this sensation, to welcome it as a friend with a message I still have to discover.
Nowadays I practice the Buddhist RAIN:
• Recognize - hmm sadness here • Allow - welcome sadness, you are here now , therefore YOU TOO belong • Investigate - so sweetheart, tell me, what are you about? May I feel you fully? • Nurture - and now tell me, what do you need to heal?
This practice flawlessly brings me back into the present moment. Where sadness is but a color moving through the system of Chris.
This path of love loves all, not just the feathery bright birds or the sunny days. No, it embraces wind and snow, storm and hail and even those muddy water-cold grey skies.. I welcome us, with all that we are.
And surely, I also reach for 99% chocolate time to time.. Let’s inspire one another! What do you do when you feel low?
A loving embrace,
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