It's beautiful to say goodbye. To release. To die to what no longer serves me. And, it's a joy to be baptized into what does. The photo above was taken on July 4 - Independence Day. I whopped off the hair a few days later on the July 8 Full Moon. Seemed obvious. All of it.
Now? The boy-child and I are home from our epic explorations on the other side of the planet. Many words have been written about our adventures in Myanmar - longhand and in my journal. And with the viewpoint of someone with freshly-shorn antenna (my hair) in the heart of Theravada Buddhism. I'm pretty sure I started another book in the process. The third in a series, I might add. Unified Field Theory of Oz (the school paper that sits on this website as a podcast), Full Moon Salon (drafted June 2016-June 2017) and now this one, title to-be-determined.
So with that said, I harness the energy of Tortoise. There is no urgency to sprint to some finish line to make all these things so by some specific deadline. My challenge is to slow down, with intention, to articulate what it is I really want to say. THAT is the luxurious task at hand with all the new work. I'm fulfilled at the day job drafting planning documents and spreadsheets and to have this juicy writing project to work on too is so fulfilling. As a friend recently shared At the end of this life, I'd rather regret doing something than not trying at all... That's how all this feels. May all beings be happy and may it begin with me. May it be so!
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