21/50 Rainy summer morning introspection.
While thrifting the other day I found a copy of Kim Edwards' first novel, The Memory Keeper's Daughter. This quote stood out to me. Made me pause. Made me breath deeply and survey the scene of my life for a moment. And I smiled.
This is how it feels to come home to myself. To enter my heart (through the less formal back door), survey the scene, take stock, realize that in all the complexity I've lived so far—all that lives here is good.
This awareness has come from years of practice. Years of devoted attention, and study with teachers, mentors, books, and experience. And I'm still in process, in practice. I always will be. So much joy in that realization. The journey really is the destination. Cliche, yes, because it's true.
It's a whole lot easier to be excited about the journey when you're at a smooth patch on the road. This I know. However, those potholes and detours and congested traffic spots are easier to travel through when you have a practice of awareness. Not painless maybe but a little easier to navigate.
I work with women desiring to come home to themselves no matter where they are along the road. By bringing awareness and new perception to the experience of their lives they are able to navigate the journey with more clarity, ease, and grace.
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