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  • Things are off right now.

    I'm off.

    I'm so off that writing this Cowbird story feels like more energy than I wish to expend.

    Even going out to watch Silicone Sister last night was off. They felt off (in some ways, but they still played brilliantly - why aren't these guys rocking out more stadiums?). The beer was off. Off. Off.

    Just off.

    Why do we always want to recreate and experience that which we experienced before that brought us such great joy? Then when we can't we suffer. We're left deflated, wondering what magic ingredient was missing from the pot.

    Last night I recognized my clinging and the power it had over me unless I chose to simply experience the moment as it was. A little to the left. A little off kilter.

    So, I rocked on and in the end I experienced some amazing gifts, which reminded me that each moment is unique with its own blessings to bring if we can open ourselves up to them. Just because a moment feels 'off' doesn't mean it's bad, or wrong, or should be avoided. Instead, it should be embraced as it is with no judgement in order to then recognize how magical the moments are when everything feels exactly right.

    I keep sitting and waiting patiently for these 'right' moments to come along, all the while enjoying the life in between.

    This is my true practice.
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