If I could do just one thing all day, every day, I would lay on the ground. The soft, quiet Earth holding my tender body, trees overhead, and a river within earshot, feeling the warm breeze brush my skin, watching the leaves dance to the rhythm of my breath, and feeling my heart communing with the ground below.
The simple joy of being alive with Life!
The only thing that could tempt me away from this state of intoxicating presence would be the belief that I need to be something more, offer something greater, have something better, and within all of this, show up on the internet, this imaginary web of connection, which actually is a web of disconnection with the life that's here. The internet presence is not more valuable than real presence. Yes, it can be valuable to assist in connecting us more deeply with community, but face-to-face connection should be what we are going for-- if it's happiness that we are going for.
Being here, now , available, connected, laying on the sweet smelling ground is more valuable that being glued to this screen. This screen can only portray that which has already passed away. It is dead. It only can live because we give it life, our precious life force, our sacred presence.
So I ask myself, "Do I wish to contribute to the death of real presence, of real connection to people and life, or give my life to the Glorious Reality of the Living Earth? I think the answer is quite simple. Life is quite simple. We are creating our own suffering due to our ignorance of what is actually of value.
So with this, I am signing off. And I hope to see you in person. In real life.
When I see you, I will hug you close, so close that you will feel my heart beating against your chest. And I will welcome you back to Earth.
We need you.
So, briefly check out my upcoming offerings, workshops, and retreats, and let's meet up in real life, in real time, in the beautiful simplicity of human connection on our incredible Earth.
Then go outside. Lay on the ground. And remember.
This is enough. You are enough. You give enough. You do enough.
Now, receive life. Give yourself to the ground and celebrate a moment well lived, a moment of true reciprocity with the life that's here. And be grateful.