Sunday, February 3, 2013

Making Music

Life is not meant to make us happy. It is meant to make us feel. This idea has been sitting with me, beside me… inside me. I am befriending it and allowing the impact to lead me to a greater sense of self acceptance.

Buns dad passed last week and the grace and heart that she emanated while still fully feeling, was a gift to behold. You my friend understand the idea that has been tapping at my soul, or perhaps from my soul in a way that defies description. Still I will try.

Witnessing you open to all your feelings invites a softer and more gentle connection. It invites compassion. Your unfolding is an inspiration and an invitation at the same time. An invitation for all of us to open, to recognize what is truly important in life and to engage with a playful spirit that includes all feelings, all situations, all of life’s curve balls.

 When I think of you I think of courage. I once read a quote that said ‘courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes it is the little voice at the end of the day that says, I’ll try again tomorrow. And that is you Buns…the little engine that could, the tenacious spirit of going for the gold. And while you have always had the focus of making everything positive I see you now also including a whole range of feelings. It’s not that you didn’t feel them before but now you are sharing them…what a treasure. Seeing you IN your feelings is the greatest gift of all. For when we drop the cover that we think we need to present and simply allow the feelings to come and go we are glowing with our human possibility, our indomitable capacity to include everything and still remain true to our core. As you so beautifully teach Buns, our essence is indestructible.

This essence is who we are and it cannot be lost or harmed, taken away or even dented. We can feel all those things but the truth is our essence is our solid sanctuary and the home that we are blessed with as long as we are here. It is our safety and autonomy. Our essence stands for the freedom to experience it all and never lose faith or a knowing of what is really true…even if we can’t see it with our eyes.

Thank you my friend for sharing that wisdom so graciously, for helping us remember to try to hit ALL the notes, not just the easy ones. Thank you for the music you bring to my life just by being.

I just know your dad is smiling when he feels the beauty that is you.

Branded by appreciation,

Authentically Yours,


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