"Don't identify too strongly with your work. Stay fluid behind those black-and-white words. They are not you. They were a great moment going through you. A moment you were awake enough to write down and capture."
-Natalie Goldberg, Writing Down the Bones
Each moment I have to practice letting go - re-leasing my roles, my expectations, my fears, my guilt.
Each moment I must remember that I am bigger than any title and deeper than any one piece of art.
Each moment I also must remember that the next moment I will look and feel differently - and that this is neither good nor bad. It is just the way life flows.
Each moment I recognize that I have the capability to steer in this flow, to fight it, to flow powerfully with it, to either make choices consciously or blame others for the consequences.
Each moment I practice being open to the experience of what is - because this moment will only be open to me once in my lifetime.
Each moment I yearn to be awake
that I may again stumble upon life.