1. This is what I signed up for. I don’t know quite how else to say it. It doesn’t sound quite like a gratitude, perhaps. More a statement of intention. The gratitude comes from knowing where the priorities lie, I think. It’s not about being comfortable or happy or at peace. It’s not about fulfilling the needs of the ego. It’s about doing the work that I am here to do. That’s when it feels right. That’s when it clicks, when I know I am in the right place. I am grateful for that, even if it challenges the equilibrium.
2. Heart Prayers
4. The renewed courage and fortitude that dawn brings.
5. Humans of New York. When I get overwhelmed by the viciousness and bombast of the political rhetoric, I scuttle over to Humans of New York and read the comment threads. These days they are full of people’s open-hearted offers of help and connection and friendship to people who are in dire need.
As salamu alaykum. Peace be unto you.