I was recently asked what brought me to this path, the one I'm honored to consider my life's work. What landed me here was a challenging journey, and there was one beckoning inquiry that drove the process and kept me going...
What is your truth?
And a follow-up question: What's between you and living your truth?
As I unpack my story a bit, I invite you to consider this question for yourself. Be prepared, because it can be like peeling an onion, quite possibly, a big one. And peeling the onion can require a lot of courage and strength. Very fortunately, what's on the other side is worth every bit.
As I was hiking Eberwhite Woods on a sunny afternoon last week, these sweet buds stopped me in my tracks. The appreciation for Spring was palpable in the park that day - an abundance of smiles and well-wishes exchanged among hikers. And there was a genuine quality to it. It felt real.
This 'goodness' is our true nature. It just gets covered over a lot.
You can do it another way. Contact goodness often, whatever that may be for you. Linger there. Marinate in simple daily pleasures.
With practice, this approach quells any undercurrents of doubt or pessimism.
And best of all, you won't miss the gifts of Spring!