These few words took me so far from my own self and right beside her submerged body in that ocean.
“My body adjusted to the cold within a few moments and soon I was giving myself to the movement of the waves. I looked to my left and right – down miles and miles of beach. I was the only person swimming. It felt like I was the only person on earth.”
“Things don’t really get solved. They come together and fall apart again. It’s just like that. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.” – Pema Chödrön
It was a year for making room, more than anything else. It often felt like one giant unraveling – a falling apart of epic proportions. When I reflect on everything that happened in my personal life I find myself a bit lost for words. It’s as though the fog has yet to clear and I’m standing here, squinting in every direction, desperate for some clarity or understanding. There was so much grief, so much confusion, so much stress, so much pain. And yet…there was so much good: bursts of joy, happiness, laughter, connection, healing, overcoming.
I wandered back through the year 2020, aided in large part by…
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