knee deep in weeds

notes on a simple life


When you listen with your soul, you come into rhythm and unity with the music of the universe.”
~ John O’Donohue

i leave Facebook a few weeks ago; delete if off every device.
i turn off all notification on my phone and start leaving it in the bedroom, 
or tucked deep inside the crevices of my purse when i am home. 
i open it consciously now to browse IG or post a photo, or i might even
read email, or make a call if i am out and about. 
being old school, we still have a landline and a desktop computer, 
their pull on me being not so strong. 

i listen as my yoga instructor recited these words over and over in class; 
"as you breath out, let go of everything that does not serve you," 
i hear them enough that i finally start to believing her, so i take her advice
and start to let go. . . 

once i loosen my deathly grip on rubble and debris and fragments of hurt and blame i no longer need, 
i find openness and candor. honesty opens the door to light and purpose, curiosity, imagination, awakening
and excitement~ suddenly there is joy, even on the darkest day. 

and gently a new vision for this space, unfolds. 

Take a moment. What was it you saw when you were moved to pick up the camera? I’m going to pretend I didn’t hear you mutter something about thinking “it looked cool.” Dig deeper. Was it a thought, a feeling, a simple moment when your eyes did a double-take at the intersection of two lines? Was it a lick of light, two blocks of color?” 
― David duChemin,
There is a quiet light that shines in every heart. It draws no attention to itself though it is always secretly there. It is what illuminates our minds to see beauty, our desire to seek possibility and our hearts to love life. Without this subtle quickening our days would be empty and wearisome, and no horizon would ever awaken our longing. Our passion for life is quietly sustained from somewhere in us that is wedded to the energy and excitement of life. This shy inner light is what enables us to recognize and receive our very presence here as blessing.”
~John O’Donohue

thank you for being with me on this bumpy path.