Dark gives way to light
Morning breaks, the heart opens
Love fills in the cracks.
It can be so easy, when standing in the dark of night, to believe the light will never come.
And then it does.
And with the light comes awareness and with awareness the peace of knowing that just as the night moves into day, this moment too shall pass.
And in its passing flow into this moment right now.
Being in this moment right now, the joy and laughter, the sorrow and grief, of the moments past flow freely into memory leaving only the possibility of unfathomable joy and wonder, awe and beauty right now.
This retirement gig has been challenging for me. I am now into my fourth month and my rhythm is still off, my daily gait ungainly.
And then I laugh at myself because, never having been retired before I don’t really know what my rhythm is which is kind of like saying, I don’t know what I’m looking for!
How can I find anything if I don’t know what it is? Perhaps the secret is to stop searching and simply become one with the journey.
Working was easy. Get up. Get going. Rinse and repeat.
This rejuvenation post-retirement is…. a learning process.
Patience is required.
So is kindness.
So is self-care.
Giving into self-care this morning I wrote a Haiku. Writing poetry of any kind has always been my go-to space for clarity, healing, self-care.
I had forgotten.
So… maybe I am getting this rejuvenation post-retirement thingie.
Remembering the things I’ve forgotten in the busyness of life and then… doing them in this moment right now with a loving, gentle heart filled with gratitude for the lessons of my path, the light of each morning and the Love in my heart.
And now, I think I’ll go for a walk with my dog.