It seems that my mind has gone quiet and I just haven't had anything of significance surface to write about. In the past, this may have bothered me. Now though, I have come to realize that as in nature, there is a rhythm in life, to which if we can get in sync with, life become joyful. So with this in mind, if nothing surfaces to write about these days, I am at peace with it.
What am I doing these days, in case you're wondering. In addition to my work, which I am enjoying very much, I am spending more time with my family, more times in quiet reflection, as well as rereading some of the books I read during my journey over the last few years but which didn't make complete sense to me at the time. And the books I am rereading, they have been coming up in my consciousness telling me to go back and reread them. So I pick them up as and when I am called to do so.
Books I am reading include Let Your Life Speak by Parker Palmer, Living the Truth by Keith Ablow, and others like these. This time though I am finding that I am reading them through a new lens and they are making sense this time around, and it's helping me finally make sense of my journey. I can now see what a blessing the journey has been, even though when I was in the midst of it, I must admit it felt very confusing and even painful. Today, it's as if the tapestry is emerging where the various events I went through are starting to connect and a beautiful image is appearing.
I am also now giving even more of my time to volunteering, to help others heal and live more joyfully. For this, I have started to serve on the Board of The Mankind Project (www.mkp.org) DC Chapter as well as will be staffing as a volunteer more of their upcoming retreats, as well as participating at other such gatherings. Through this, not only do I continue to personally grow, it also gives me great joy when I see others experience the same. It's truly fulfilling and the feeling is priceless.
In closing, I want to share with you a portion of a beautiful piece written by May Sarton many years ago, to convey a sense of where I am today:
Now I become myself.
It's taken time, many years and places.
I have been dissolved and shaken,
Worn other people's faces...
Well, that's all for now. Till we meet again, you all take care.