End of year reflections

I wanted to look back on the year and try to write a fluid overview of all the change and growth I have experienced; I hoped to look back with the famous 20:20 vision and celebrate a little a nice clear list of learnings.

Shew, but its been a blur, and kind of kaleidoscopic and so I will itemize in no particular order the few things my much-stiller-mind remembers of 2011:

  • Meditation works. Very, very well. For most things, from anxiety to zen.
  • Hurt hurts. And my teacher is right: pain is heart food.
  • Letting go can happen the easy way or the hard way, and the discomfort is proportional to the amount of resistance involved. Note: resistance is futile if the ultimate object is inner peace or growth. Letting go is a process that cannot be rushed.
  • Mirrors are not the enemy they just are.
  • Women gather in circles for a reason.
  • Illusions dissolve, and the world is better for it, though its  tough to say goodbye to them. Good things wait on the other side. Being brave, patient and gently opening is the way through.

A wise man once said: “Breathe, notice and relax.”

And a wise woman:

“I will weep and weep for you, O Mind;
(my Soul) The world hath caught you in its spell.
Though you cling to them with the anchor of steel,
Not even the shadow of the things you love
Will go with you when you are dead.
Why then have you forgot your own true Self ? ”   Lalla


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