As we start the new season and its time of reflection, we see how the days are shifting and the weather changing. We must accept the change or experience a loss of joy. In this beautiful pendant we see wholeness and nature’s perfection in its pattern of connection. Today I drove by a little league game. A ball came right at my windshield. I was in a flow or open minded state, a witness state of mind, and watched it, too late to do anything. Yet the ball bounced before the car and I was close enough to meet the face of a mother and child on the side of the road watching the outcome.
We both laughed at the absurdity and grace of the incident and shared a connection of joy in that moment, each passing one another with a shared laughter that uplifted us. I glanced back in the mirror and saw the woman doubled over in laughter. I then came home to experience something sad and also out of my control, yet have faith it will be resolved.
As we work with our clients and interact with others, greet each day with the possibility of connection, joy, letting go. Watch the play as one client cancels and the next email is a promise of something better. Watch the nuances of emotion as we can be uplifted one minute and come down the next.
This is the working of the ego. Rather than get too caught up, simply enjoy it and watch it seeing in it all its wholeness. Allow the joy when it comes, feel the sadness when it comes. Stay steady in the place of the universal wholeness in each of us.
Barbara Neiman is a Pediatric Occupational Therapist, Yoga and Mindfulness teacher, Body-Mind Centering Practitioner, and a National Presenter & Educator. She is the author of The Adopted Teen Workbook, My Calm Place Card Deck and Mindfulness and Yoga Skills for Children and Adolescents. She offers courses and coaching online and in-person to schools and agencies around the country.