As I have been prepping for my last final exam, I have had thoughts of ease and lightening up. I also just received a network chiropractice session earlier (might or might not be correlated). <Updated 3/26/10 – Life is a dance of expansion and contraction, ease and challenge, stretching and resting down. I am still doing these things.>
We are human beings, as the Metta prayer says, “I offer myself love, with all my frailties, vulnerability and beauty.” There is only so much we can change in a given week, or a given month, or even in a year. Slowly, slowly, only with patience, acceptance and gentle-loving-kindness, can we shift significant psycho-spiritual patterns. Like one of my teachers says, “Change is like water dripping on a rock. It takes time and patience.”
Take inventory of yourself – where are you? What do you want to accomplish this year? Where have you come from? Be realistic! If necessary, speak with someone who has been treading down a transformative and kind path for some time. Allow yourself time to integrate, time to settle and time to let that which needs to come to the surface to do so. Spend some time in nature. Take a nap. Be kind. Please.