What nourishes you?
What breaks your heart open?
What makes tears burst forth in a blaze of overwhelming gratitude?
Aren’t those tears delicious! I love the way they have a life of their own, gathering momentum for just a moment and then ever so gently flowing over and warming my cheeks. I used to brush them away, almost with embarrassment, but now I cheerish their short sweetness.
It seems that, in the process of being mindful, we can be deeply nourished. After all, there is such abundance waiting for us at every turn. It is a choice of attention.
During a recent filming for the Women’s Global Awakening, we asked women this question “What nourishes you?”. What is the answer for you? Singing, dancing, gardening, writing, being with friends, reading poetry, being alone? Because we women have the tendency to give to others, to care for others, it is vitality important to also give and care for ourselves. Without this, we do not have the very vitality we need in order to cultivate the deep feminine nature within us. We could ask this question for our Mother Earth. What nourishes her? What does she need in order to have the vitality to cultivate her deep generous nature so that she can survive? Ask your self the question: What can nourish me in this moment? It is not selfish. It is not indulgent. It is essential.
And what breaks your heart open - allows you to sink in and touch that deep warm soulful part of you that can get covered up so easily in the midst of life. There is so much everywhere all the time for all of us. Today this famous poem was my gift:
Even in our sleep
pain which cannot forget
falls drop by drop upon the heart
until in our own despair
against our will
comes wisdom through the awful
grace of God
What is your gift today?