We can move our bodies this way and that, getting in touch with something deep inside ourselves—our bones, our muscles, our feelings—and discover new ways of moving in the world.
I’m using what I teach—and trying to remember to practice what I preach.
I loved listening to the creek. I guess it spoke to something deep inside me, because now I go back as often as I can and listen some more.
My wish for you is that the contrast between light and dark, joy and sorrow, sadness and delight, enriches your experience. I hope that when you light a candle, connect with a friend or loved one, that the light, joy and delight shine ever more brightly.
Find delightful ways to let the light in. Physical and metaphorical ways. Enjoy the late afternoon sun dancing in the trees; light a candle—or two or three: look for beauty somewhere close by; and look for the light in someone else’s eyes. As my father-in-law said, “It’ll do you good and help you too.”
It’s been really fun to acknowledge that I know enough. Enough for now. Enough to play with what I’ve got on hand. And when I don’t know enough, there’s always google and youtube and wonderful friends with great expertise.
As we close out our celebration of Thanksgiving and turn toward Hanukkah, Christmas, and the new year, how beautiful it is to begin with lighting candles.