What do you have time for?
What do you prioritize?
What do you love?
What robs you of love?
Where do you find hope?
Where do you find joy?
Where do you find contentment in a world that is constantly telling you that you should be anything BUT content?
What does it mean to have a purpose?
What does it mean to grow old well?
Where do you see wisdom?
How do you stand for truth?
A friend of mine gave me a book of heavy life questions the other day. I haven't cracked it's tiny spine yet, because it is intimidating. The book is small... a pamphlet really...but its teeny tiny pages hold the power to break me.
I have been sitting in the presence of Drew and a dear friend for the last few hours. There has been silences and the sound of clicking on the keys as we type away the afternoon. There have been comments here and there about the election, chatter about what we are working on and the like, but as the hours passed our conversation slid deeper, falling beneath the surface of to-dos and general life over views into the mirky waters of beauty and suffering, joy and sorrow... the bits and pieces that make up the vapor of our souls.
"What three things do you want to see change in your life over the next three months?" is where the deep dive started. I should have pulled out pen and paper then and there! The quotes from this conversation could have filled the pages of a New York Times #1 Best Seller.
At the end of the day (quite literally) I am left feeling grateful- in spite of all the reason not to. There is good here. The election will be what it will be. Tomorrow the sun will rise, my lungs will fill with air and my heart will beat in my chest. The question isn't what will you do if everything falls apart or if everything works out the way you hope it will... the question is what do you do the next day? And the day after... and the day after. How do you say yes to life, here and now and in the days to come?
It is uncomfortable to feel these things. To be entangled in their sticky web. But if we have any chance at finding the things we crave out of life, we must ask of ourselves. We must question in order to find truth.
Ask me anything. I will do my best to answer.
Love and light.