shifts, blue-green and red-tinged blue, light hits the undersea bed. I could lose my footing on this clay bank, taking my mind from my step, going over and over the last time we met. The sun roaring in my head.
“The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image. If in loving them we do not love what they are, but only their potential likeness to ourselves, then we do not love them: we only love the reflection of ourselves we find in them.”—Thomas Merton, No Man is an Island
“Mindfulness gives you time.
Time gives you choices.
Choices, skillfully made, lead to freedom.
You don’t have to be swept away by your feeling.
You can respond with wisdom and kindness rather than habit and reactivity.”—