Yesterday, I used a Mark Nepo phrase, “living energy,” as a way to mark my birthday. It is human nature to want to hold onto that day’s experience.
Of course, living energy is not confined to any human time constraint, special day or no. It is alive, fluid, wondrous, never overstaying its welcome.
And there is always the next day’s dose of equanimity, untried until curiosity takes me through its door.
Opening my day has become a favorite moment, regardless of the initial experience or how it plays out. Living energy ebbs and flows–it is whole, not a low and a high.
Pulling opposites together keeps me in the middle, even and unattached to the drama of the day, open only to its experience. And every day has its story.
Peace is available in every moment. It’s just not a linear process. Often, I stumble right into it.