thread

thread

 noun
1. a fine cord of flax, cotton, or other fibrous material spun out to considerable length, especially when composed of two or more filaments twisted together.
2. twisted filaments or fibers of any kind used for sewing.
3. one of the lengths of yarn forming the warp or weft of a woven fabric.
verb (used without object)
1. to thread one’s way, as through a passage or between obstacles
2. to move in a threadlike course; wind or twine.
A Hurricane can be a great Mindfulness Teacher… Irma was that for me.
I felt the warm water of my shower and whispered “what a blessing!
I kept power along the fury and realized the privilege.
I knew we were safe and people around the world were praying with us and I felt connected.
Small and daily things that in my customary rush I am oblivious to, were suddenly evident and bold.
I am aware (I had a sort of tracking record on this!) that situations that are wrapped as “bad things to avoid and finish as soon as possible” hide a treasure, a diamond, something to be learned.
Slowing down and being quieter than usual made me more conscious of my feelings, my body, my fear, my blessings, my network of love -at home and spread out there.
And I am grateful, again, for being alive and experiencing at the same time the strength of the storm and the complicity of a gaze.

Breathing in, I am Here. Breathing out, I am Now

 

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