1- Just because you are very good at something doesn’t mean you have to do it. You can always reinvent what your life looks like.
2- Life is meant to be experienced. There is no one purpose. You will have plenty of time to ponder the meaning of the universe, right now be human and experience life.
3- Change is never easy. Allow yourself to mourn. But keep that glimmer of hope because the best is yet to come and closed doors lead to wide open opportunities.
4- Quiet your chattering mind. Tune into the activity around you. As I sit here on the porch on this lovely late summer day I watch a mouse quietly approach the bird seed and begin to nibble as dozens of finches take flight, their silhouettes artful in the filtered light. I listen to the crickets’ songs of summer and feel the cooling breeze on my skin before the dog days of summer heat that is to set in later. There is a much bigger world than what is going on in our minds.
5- Listen to your passions and follow their road. Do not try and figure out where they go, just follow their lead.
6- See people’s spirits. See them as children. Banish ignorance. Don’t give into fear.
7- Release the past. Past relationships, events, hurts, happenings, eras. Leave them behind with a blessing and move forward. Cut the ribbons that keep you bound. Fly.
8- Be enchanted. Life is brief and blissful. It is what we make it. It is what we create. A large black bird lands on a trellis next to me. He is fascinating in his mottled browns and blacks and tussled feathers. I wonder if he was born this very year. The glorious blue jays screech their joyful song across treetops.
9- Have faith. Know that you were not just dropped on this earth without lifelines. Fear is the lack of faith.
10- Treat yourself with care, my dears, and follow your heart.