In troubled times, I’m sometimes unsure of what to do. Obsess over the news seems to be my first course of action. Hungry for details. Answers. Then comes social media (mostly Instagram). I can see how others are processing and my feeds are filtered so much to the people that I adore that it helps me. Sadness. Fear. Anger. Love. And I have all of those in me, too. Then eventually I gravitate towards the simpler things. My kids, the sunshine, getting outside even when there is work to do because I’m alive and my body works and I still can. And I feel grateful for what I have and at the same time try not to grip it fearfully.
This week I have had a new friend to lean into while all of this has been going on. Byron Katie. She has been talking to me through her new book, A Mind at Home with Itself.
I highly recommend that you listen to it because hearing her voice – her sweet innocence, her total acceptance of everything beautiful and horrible, her view on life and death, and most especially the mind – bring such comfort to my soul. And maybe they will bring that to you if you are hurting or in anguish or wondering how to be a light in dark times.