Can you wrap your mind around the reality that both you and I are literally made of stardust? How does an identity of being made of stars feel when you try it on? Do you stand a little taller? Does it blow your mind, just a little, or maybe a lot? Does it make you want to swagger or maybe just stare up at the night sky and say “Why hello there my friend, I had no idea we were related?”
In next months article about Perspective I share my suspicion that the one perspective at the core of them all is the one we have of ourselves. What I know is that there is a theme, a thread of connection, in my writing. I feel a calling to shine a light and offer up ideas and tools on how we can heal our wounds and really learn to be a guest in our own hearts, and truly love ourselves. I also believe as the quote at the end of this posts suggests “Each time you remember the Truth of who you are, you bring more light into the world.”
This weeks Mojo Monday is about Coming Home to Yourself. It is about as the opening quote by Parker J. Palmer states “…becoming more at home in your own skin.”
Today I share with you an excerpt from Mark Nepo’s book entitled The Book of Awakening Having the Life You Want by Being Present to the Life You Have. Mark even includes several grounding practices at the end.
“Anything that removes what grows between our hearts and the day is spiritual. It might be the look of a loved one stirring their coffee as morning light surprises their groggy eyes. It might be the realization while watching a robin build its nest that you are only a temporary being in this world. It might be a fall on ice that reminds you of the humility of your limitations.
- Center yourself, and as you breathe, realize that your spirit fills your life the way your ones and blood fill your hand.
- As you breathe, realize that your life fits the world the way your warm and living hand fits a glove.
- As you breathe, feel your spirit fill your skin and feel your skin fit the world.”