The other part of me knows there are no accidents and only possibilities. That part of me yearns for the adventure of the new and the unknown. That part of me knows it is perfect that my newly born practices and habits are going to be offered challenge and opportunities to grow and become more solid in all sorts of different circumstances. That part of me is thrilled with the chance to try things like deep conscious breathing and slowing down in exactly the places where I would stress out and speed up, looking forward to facing astonishingly large breakfast buffets and practice restraint and moderation, and finding ways to swim and walk and to keep my body moving in times and places where I am used to settling in to a movie or sleeping in until the last moment. That part of me that wants to join the kid in me on the adventure and encourage his enthusiasm, eagerness and desire for more, while at the same time moving with the patience, wisdom and slowness of the grandfather turtle in me.
I choose to follow the path of the second part of me for this journey. I know that I am going and the second dream of mySelf is the way to move into and through this journey AND have it serve my program and practices. As I breathe deeply and watch the ocean roll in and think of my beautiful Karen, I want her to roll through the next two weeks in the ocean of my love, floating in it and being held up by it knowing that I am always there. I am thinking, our thoughts create our reality, that the love and the connection is so strong we won’t even notice the distance or the time. It will be like I went down for a cup of tea.
What a world we live in where I can listen to some beautiful music and watch the sunrise, hop in a plane and in a blink of the eye be on the other side of the planet watching another ocean and the sunset and listening to different beautiful music.