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What an odd experience it is to be sequestered, to be in lockdown. I’m certain that we all feel some level of frustration, uncertainty, helplessness, and/or inquiry into one, or many, dimensions of our central, global coronavirus motif.

Admittedly, my biggest challenge is the same now as always, not to be overly occupied with beliefs on various topics. Perhaps that’s why I keep returning to the theme of holding space for insight and change. Humorously, even this is based on my own viewpoints. Notwithstanding, I step into the enquiry: can this time be a catalyst for a shift in the world, in me? To be more clear, can this ‘crisis’ be an opportunity for re-evaluating what we value in the world, what I value? Or, even more simply, what if it can be about getting to know ourselves better?

Below are words taken from Jeff Foster’s musings on abundance. I’ve taken the liberty to excerpt them into a different form, an attempt to point to the space of open experience.

connection to each breath
sensitive to every flicker of sensation and emotion in the body
greeting each unique moment
being present
opening heart and feeling deeply moved by love
embracing what needs to be held, unencumbered by memory or false hope
feeling a breeze on the cheeks
meeting others in the field of honesty and vulnerability
connecting beyond story
sharing what is alive
rooted in the present moment
knowing that we are always Home
feeling the belly rise and fall, thanking each breath
falling to one’s knees in awe
sinking more deeply into rest
being simple, kind
fresh, open, awake.

❝ The Self is certainly within the direct experience of everyone, but not as one imagines it to be. It is one as it is.
—Sri Ramana

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