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  • “So, just how does “Now” feel?” you asked.

    “Equal parts scary as hell, and exciting - always ready to be surprised, trusting that you will have what you need to get through whatever comes at you. Kind of like letting go on a roller coaster ride, and instead of hanging on for dear life in fear, throwing up your hands into the air, feeling the breeze rushing at you, letting it fill your lungs, blowing your hair back, and screaming for all you're worth, the scream turning into a laugh, then tears of joy, then the ride reaches the end...and you say, "Again!" ...kind of like that”, I replied.

    “Yes!!!!” said you.

    But, there’s more. That’s just how it feels - when I’m there...here. But, it isn’t always about that.
  • “Now” is a commitment…to the moment…this moment. It’s a willingness to let go of routine, and eschew conventional wisdom, to disregard the safety and comfort of “the way it is”, to be a Welcomer for “the way it could be”. I don’t believe I have to change the world all by myself. Hell, I have no idea what or how to go about doing that. Sometimes I might think I do, but my knowledge and insight, in and of themselves, are very limited – limited to my own experience and my simple imagination. Mostly, I just have to be open to the change, and support it when I see it, be its champion when everyone living in fear and hiding wants to kill it, because it’s “different”, and scares them – I can be its “Welcomer”, and help them see it’s not so scary – just different.
  • Yes, letting go of fear is a scary thing, for sure. It can feel like such a comforter, such a protector, I like wrapping myself in it and hiding from the day ahead, but instead, I have to throw it off, shed that thin skin, that bringer of false comfort, and let the day fill me with it’s unique, only happens once in a lifetime beauty and truth, because surely, this is the only day that will ever be quite like this one – will I show up for it, or will I wrap myself in my comfort and my fears, instead? Today, I choose to show up. I don’t want to miss this! I have no idea what tomorrow will bring, but I’m not concerned with that, now. For now, just for now, I’m right here.
  • Let this day’s ride begin. Strap in … feel the motion … throw your hands up into the air….breathe … laugh …. Scream !…. Feel the breeze …. The wind … the tears … then…let’s do it again!

    Enjoy the day!
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