As we all adjust to the new normal, so many teachers and healers have stepped up to provide comfort and support, to create places to connect–which is wonderful.

So many helping hands reaching out over the internet.

But underneath, I sense something else.

Do you feel it, too? The restlessness, the running to fix it all now.

A few days ago, while I was sitting meditation in my studio, listening to the sad symphony of the white-winged doves outside my window, I thought to myself, this is perfect.

Stillness is exactly, literally, what is called for in this moment.

Now is the time sink into your breath, to feel the anxiety coursing through you, so that it doesn’t run you. 

Now is the time be still and silent enough to also notice that it is spring and the earth is turning and that we are alive.

Out my window, I notice the sycamore giving its all to produce a few leaves.  I hear the rain tapping on my roof

Where are you perched as you shelter at home? What do you see and hear and feel? (Hit reply and let me know)

Stay with that.  

Sit meditation and connect to the breath. Connect to the whole world breathing with you (from six feet away).

Take slow walks and connect to your feet. Connect to your neighbors (at a distance) and to the natural world.

Write in your notebook. Tap into big mind. Take this time to write it all out.

This is what’s we’ve been training for. 

I will continue to offer practice periods as long as they are useful. I love connecting with y’all and practicing together.

I will also leading a low-cost temporary support and accountability group for those of you who are working on projects (details to come).

And I will share the offerings of friends and family on social media.

Pick and choose what serves you.

But also, make space for the stillness and solitude.

The busy, busy world will come roaring back soon enough.

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