This week, one of my daily meditations was focused on the energy of giving.
I think of my meditation as a time to quiet my mind so that I can hear the sounds of my soul. It's where I am working on shutting up, for lack of a better phrase. This space is often where I ask for guidance on important decisions. For someone who used to proudly declare, "But I can't sit still!" this is progress.
In the middle of this particular meditation, I heard a little shuffle outside of the library doors. I looked over to see this.
I smiled and finished my meditation, with thoughts about how the innocence and kindness of children can teach us adults more about life than we might ever be able to teach them.
At what age do we stop drawing rainbows and writing love notes to our mothers? Too soon I think. And the heart with wings...this is how hearts were meant to be drawn I think.
The message for me today is to think about the ways that the title of "grown-up" leads me to tighten, resist, and hold on to things instead of drawing, imagining, and sharing.
It's definitely a leap of faith. The prevailing messages around us are ones of scarcity and lack. We're taught to fight for the scraps, knocking our hungry neighbors out of the way if need be so that we can win and control. But for me, today, I'm thinking about how giving might lead to receiving even more in the long run.
What gifts do you have to share with the world today? Who can you draw a rainbow for? Who will receive a love note from you?
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