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becoming next...

We've spent the last three days talking about what we want to do when we grow up. :-)

Well, maybe not exactly that, but definitely in the neighborhood of that. Because over the last two or three months, we've both been moving closer & closer to this thing we haven't had words for: that the thing we've been doing for the past few years isn't the thing we're about to do next...

Right after college, I moved to Minneapolis & rented a room in a house not far from the U of M campus. It was owned by a wild Irishman who was working on his PhD in Sanskrit.  On Sundays, we'd watch professional wrestling & drink beer from Wyoming & listen to his running commentary in Sanskrit. At least according to him.

Anyway, at one point he gave me the translation of a sacred Sanskrit text that was thousands of years old & said, Read this. It'll change everything.

In it, there's a famous passage that explains the power of the pause between the in-breath & the out-breath. That this pause is the moment when all creation is possible. The text then goes on to recommend a practice of focusing on this moment for three days, until your entire being is transformed. I've done the exercise several times over my lifetime & each time, it's had that quality of waking up to a whole new day. Same light & same general layout of the world as the day before, but somehow entirely different. As if a layer of habit has been peeled away & you see the way everything glistens after a summer rain... 

It's one thing to read all of that & then try it as an exercise. It's an entirely different thing to start to feel it vibrating in your whole life unexpectedly. Feeling our whole selves in rhythm with a large in-breath & out-breath where heaven & earth intersect. Where the invisible becomes visible. Where the formless becomes form. Perched at that moment where anything is possible. It feels like our real work is changing & coming into a new place. (We're looking forward to seeing what that'll be. HA.)

with love, b

P.S. 'real work' is a new story I did yesterday on Instagram. It's available as a print right here...

thoughts for the week...

It's already October, and now until the end of year, it seems that time will move twice as fast. Here is Fia's take on how to find a bit of grace around this in her essay this week: a different way of self care...
 
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