it is possible that what makes one person feel connected, tuned in and present is exactly the opposite of what another person needs to feel connected, tuned in and present and for both to exist at the same time and for both to bring about a deep sense of love and compassion. love is the common thread-theme-need-desire. love provides us with a tapestry for traveling into a common space of shared and deeply felt connection. fear-anxiety-depression eat away at the fabric of love. acceptance and empathy are tools we use to repair the frayed edges of connection. in this way, as Andrew Solomon says we "forge meaning and build identity” both individually and as a tribe. the identity of love stems from the meaning of connection. we forge love in order to build it into our identity. again the common thread is love and only love... Your mind is a tool. I know it feels, at times, like you are a tool of your mind (I have been there). Watch a child learn to ride a bike and notice how the tool, the bike, gets away from them for awhile. It takes practice to learn how to coast on a bike or a surf board; howto use the energy of experience to travel. The mind can be tamed or learned but it takes practice and it takes understanding and it takes compassion. The greatest treasure we have or will ever have is the genius that sits within each of us. So I challenge you today just to sit down for 5 minutes and be with the tool of your mind. Explore the gift of your own consciousness!
fall into love with your Self right now in this moment. not because you are thin enough or young enough or have any external thing in particular. you are conspicuously conscious in a universe literally infinite in its scope and beauty. you are perfectly primed for this exact moment and when you fall back into it...you are it. stop being small, go big, merge with all of it...fall into love right now...i dare you!