Entering

May my mind come alive today
To the invisible geography
That invites me to new frontiers,
To break the dead shell of yesterdays,

To risk being disturbed and changed.” ~ John O’Donohue

What draws your eye as you enter the day?

April showers

The peacefulness of spring rain, the warmth of the sun making its way higher in the sky, the earth softening with seeds stirring in its depth, life emerging, yet still hidden.

How do you take notice?

Pecking

“Let there be
an opening
into the quiet
that lies beneath
the chaos,
where you find
the peace
you did not think
possible
and see what shimmers
within the storm.” ~ Jan Richardson, The Cure for Sorrow

Visio

Spend some time gazing at the image. What draws your eyes? What narrative does it draw you into? Or what walk does it take you on? What feelings or emotions does it evoke in you?

Heroes

“Quite often in the retelling of their stories our favorite heroes move from ordinary people who were brave enough to show up in extraordinary circumstances to superhuman dissidents the likes of which we’ll never be.” ~ Osheta Moore, Dear White Peacemakers

Does this move keep you from showing up?

Drifting clouds

“Wind is the only one of the four elements that is invisible. The gift of air lacks any discernible form or color or texture, but it makes everything else come alive both literally, as in the gift of life-giving breath, and figuratively, as in the buffeting of things by the wind’s power.” ~ Christine Valters Paintner

When was the last time you lay in the grass watching the clouds drift by?