Practice Day Eleven: Life is Constantly Changing, and so Am I. That's Okay.

Theme/Mantra: “Life is constantly changing, and so am I. That’s okay.”


Reading:

The Way It Is by William Stafford

There’s a thread you follow. It goes among

things that change. But it doesn’t change.

People wonder about what you are pursuing.

You have to explain about the thread.

But it is hard for others to see.

While you hold it you can’t get lost.

Tragedies happen; people get hurt

or die; and you suffer and get old.

Nothing you do can stop time’s unfolding.

You don’t ever let go of the thread.


Meditation:

Find a comfortable position for meditating. Take a cleansing breath. As you inhale and exhale, hold onto the thread.

Imagine what that thread is for you.

Imagine where your life is now in the big scheme of things.

And what is that tether that keeps you grounded? That holds you together? That drives you onward?


Physical Movement:

Tree

Stand erect, and focus your eyes on a single point.

Shift your weight from leg to leg then get grounded in mountain pose.

Now shift to one leg, and raise your other leg, placing the sole of your foot on the inside of the thigh of your other leg. If your foot slips you can hold it up with your hand.

Once balanced, hold your arms above your arms above your head, or straight out to the side.

You can also hold your hands in prayer position at the center of your chest.

Slowly count to 20.

Repeat on the other side.

“My foundation is firm, my being is flexible.”


Reflection:

It seems as though life is just so hard for so many all the time. Those who are food & home secure have different issues from those who are not. But truth is, we all have our issues. So to me, finding my core values and standing on them, allowing my roots to grow deep in them is really important. Then as life happens and swings and sways my life, my time, my relationships, and I find it really hard to deal, I can settle down deep into my roots and feel strong and stable. My core values won’t be the same as yours. And William Stafford’s poem really gets to the heart of this. Find your thread, and don’t let go of it.




Song: Landslide by Fleetwood Mac

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WM7-PYtXtJM

Lyrics:

I took my love, I took it down

Climbed a mountain and I turned around

And I saw my reflection in the snow covered hills

'Til the landslide brought me down


Oh, mirror in the sky, what is love?

Can the child within my heart rise above?

Can I sail through the changin' ocean tides?

Can I handle the seasons of my life?

Mmm


Well, I've been 'fraid of changin'

'Cause I've built my life around you

But time makes you bolder

Even children get older

And I'm gettin' older, too


Well, I've been 'fraid of changin'

'Cause I've built my life around you

But time makes you bolder

Even children get older

And I'm gettin' older, too

Oh, I'm gettin' older, too


Ah, take my love, take it down

Oh, climb a mountain and turn around

And if you see my reflection in the snow covered hills

Well, the landslide will bring it down

And if you see my reflection in the snow covered hills

Well, the landslide will bring it down

Oh, the landslide will bring it down



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