Today’s reading reminds us to make room in our lives for our emotions, honor them and know they do not define us. We are all in this together as we breathe a collective breath, and now the Mother earth is holding us.
THIS LONG NIGHT
By Peter Morgan
“Now is the time
The time to let go
Of panicking about panicking.
To put down that self criticism
That you should somehow
Be better prepared,
Or more resilient.”
“In this shared messiness
That is this human existence,
Hold your head up.
Just as you are.
You are enough.”
The guilt or shame.
Lay them a place at the table
So that they might be heard.
Yet know you are not them,
And they not you.”
“Feel your feet.
Feel the ground.
Feel the ground through your feet
Let the weight on your shoulders flow down
Through your feet
And be held by the Earth.”
“Take one step at a time.
And tread lightly.
This, long, night.”
Focused on feet on ground, feeling the groundedness
Brought teddy bear. Let go of needing protection as child. Breathed. Felt fairies. Only need to be open to possibilities
Receiving gift of recognition of truth of my experience. Appreciate the consistency of focusing on my truth which is hard to have as a single person living alone
Wife will start working with COVID patients. Adds level of tension. Frightening. Need to appreciate healthcare workers including lowest level of people working in hospitals. Hope society will change
First responders and caregivers are miracle workers
Had anger at first. We are challenged to help ourselves including techniques, meditating three times a day
Thank you for posting the reading, getting positive feedback
Dreading going to store. One long continuous night. Fear of bringing virus in
Don’t have comfort of government as nurturing patent. Triggers childhood lack of safety
Gov. Cuomo & Dr. Fauci are our surrogate dads