In an early 2019 email I read of a book by Jack Kornfield*, After the Ecstasy, the Laundry. (Ain’t that the truth! ) “…after even the most cosmic and profound experience, we go back to our daily lives and tend to our chickens or children, or paperwork” (or all the above).
Recently, UU Church of the Larger Fellowship minister, Meg Riley**, declared, “Looking at the piles of bills, to-do lists & emails, as tiny, petty annoyances to deal with before I do something fun, OR I can look at them as gift opportunities for connection, for meaningful conversation, for decision making and creative future design”.
She continues, “It’s kind of a cliche and kind of a truism that how we do one thing is how we do everything”. “…remember to re-center and inhabit one’s life.”
Rev. Meg closed sharing her practice of each morning stepping out her door (in Minnesota) and declaring out loud, “This is the day I have been given. How do I choose to show up for it?” As Art Buchwold put it, “Whether it is the best of times or the worst of times, it is the only time we have.”
AND, we wish rewarding times to DAWN ALBRIGHT in her new position as Coordinator for the Local Public Safety Coordinating Council, (firstname.lastname@example.org).
* J. Kornfield, Vipassana Buddhist teacher
** Meg Riley, Sr. Minister, UUCLF, Jan 2919