Carry On

The effect of numerous losses and restrictions this pandemic entails has been especially difficult for some creative people. Others have learned new skills, come into their creative groove and accomplished great things; but not all. It’s especially difficult those who haven’t been able to find their métier during this crazy-making time. It’s also one reason for a long silence on this platform.

Still, it is possible to find a renewed joy that merits champagne and dancing. It is possible to realize that whatever has not measured up to dreams and aspirations once held doesn’t matter. What counts is the pathway walked–even while lost and confused, grabbing at this distraction after that or burying into the blankets.

Eckhart Tolle offers this:

Anything you accept fully will take you into peace. This is the miracle of surrender. …allow this moment to be as it is. And then, suddenly, where before there was irritation, there is now a sense of aliveness and peace. And out of that comes right action.

That action for me is to carry on. Not without nostalgia. But for the time being I bless and bid farewell to numerous aspects life formerly enjoyed. In its place I experiment. I welcome this and that or the other thing until something clicks. Meanwhile I practice multiple levels of self-care, appreciate the richness in little things and create beauty any opportunity I can find to do so. Thus, I carry on–with all the gratitude, grit and grace I can muster. That’s all I can do. Surprise. It’s enough.

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