“Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart.
…live in the question.”
― Rainer Maria Rilke
contemplating over coffee
that beautiful full moon is still having its affect on me. i feel even more drawn to sit and think, process, imagine than i normally do, perhaps it’s the season of my life. maybe it is also just the season of fall. i have been hearing a lot lately about people being drawn back to nature, interest in connecting to the cycles of life this amazing world has as well as learning more about natural ways to heal and the rhythm of the moon. is it the political climate that has us looking to the past as a way to self care? or is it that we have finally moved so far away from nature that she whispers to us until that whisper becomes a scream? i know my own longings come because too much times has passed since i swam in the ocean, hiked in the redwoods, slept close to the earth.
i want to know ways to heal myself and my family, to pass on the traditions so long forgotten or left behind for advanced “medicine”. i find myself coming back to the food we eat, the water we drink, and the pressure we put on our bodies. these all take their toll on us and they can push us farther from ourselves if we let it. knowing where our food comes from is no different (nor less important) than knowing where our anger comes from or sadness or even joy. turning inwards and seeing, feeling, noticing is beyond mindfulness. it becomes necessary to our survival. no fear mongering here, simply speaking out that if we ignore ourselves (needs, passions, desires, emotions, drives) then we are shoving down too much of ourselves. and we all know what happens in an eruption. or worse, when we come to end of life and find regret.
today, take a moment and reflect. turn in and look around. what is it like to be you?