Far more important are the laughter lines ….
Names and identity were a topic of conversation today on a walk with a good friend. She is very wise and patient. Why I have been blessed with such good friends is a mystery that i’m learning to embrace. Another word of the day was ‘wonder’. Said by second friend in a simple context, it hit me in a similar way to the word ‘mystery’. Too long, I’ve loved wonder and mystery but demanded I be in a place of knowledge and understanding. I know the reasons; at least some of them. Honestly, on the journey through discomfort to joy, they’re irrelevant.
Far more important are the laughter lines I’m forming, the people who help me live fully while I put them there, and the daily opportunities to do so.
This year has some intentional and unintentional places of discomfort. I don’t need to pretend that I enjoy them. Acknowledge them, lean in, let balance re-establish itself. Be honest. Be kind. Be willing to find myself in the moment and not back away. It’s the only way I’ll truly know and be who I am. Breathe. It’s enough.
Language and Place.
Learning to Play
Learning to Breathe – long, slow, deep breaths of joy
Life reaching out – laying the possibilities before me
Dec 9, 2018