rest here now

Rest Here Now 

Now
Here 
Rest
Right where you are
With all of your discomfort and distraction
Watch what you feel come and go
Let go of the need to judge what arises
Simply wait beside like a kind friend 
Allow what you see 
Just let it be
Right where you are
Rest
Here
Now

I thought this was a nice sentiment with which to close out 2021. Happy New Year! May you find yourself being ever more present and alive as you step into a new year of possibility.

sumptuous summer sunday

Soumenlinna, Helsink, Finland
sumptuous summer sunday

in the car
windows rolled down
warm air washing over us 
the dogs’ heads hanging out the windows
their noses twitching at the wind
on the way to the city park 
for our walk along the river 
in the summer sun 
on this sumptuous sunday, 
we catch all of the green lights 
Every. 
Single. 
One. 
and we ease into life’s flow 
our hearts smiling 
as we allow the world to support us. 

to try softer

Sicily Ortygia on Piazza Duomo

You have come so far.

It is now time to try softer.

It is now time to be willing to let all the power and energies of the universe work for you.

It is time for you to open…to be willing…to allow those energies to carry you to your next step.

It is time for joy.

 

This is from time for joy: daily affirmations  by Ruth Fishel. It really resonated with me. I love the phrase “to try softer”. I love the idea that life can be easy, inspiring, filled with love and JOY. I love the invitation here to open, to allow life to come. Instead of pushing and pulling and making life take the shape my mind creates, I can receive what the world brings to me.

 

* I took this photo in Ortygia (Syracusa), Sicily, Italy on Piazza Duomo.