Being fairly new to social media I may not have the best judgment but it seems such a pressured environment; everyone vying for attention. Pick me! Follow me! Read my blog! Buy my book! Look at what amazing things I’ve done or said or hope to be. If you like what I have to say, retweet… Some even voice stupid or even hurtful things to get attention.
I have a nice picture in my home I’m fond of – birds flying together in a particular pattern. The birds are all the same color and about the same size. One bird does not stand out. They are simply flying together; no rush to get anywhere, merely doing what they do best.
That’s how I think of myself; just being in this journey of life, enjoying the moments – finding solace in the ways things move and change, appreciating the calypso orchids blooming in the forest.
Not hurrying anywhere to get somewhere before someone else. Doing random acts of kindness: buying the person behind me coffee at my favorite coffee shop in town, picking up litter, slowing down to allow a car to get on the highway whenever I head south.
This I trust – my faith and confidence in being present – watching the sunset or the rain, smiling in the mirror at my aging face, taking long leisurely walks with my friends, writing for the joy of writing, letting go of restlessness and anxiety and heaviness and the need to be important, and taking refuge in simple things. Being nobody special. One earth. One people.
How did you find solace this week?
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