“ Our practice is a shelter that we build for our spiritual selves. It is the work that we do to safeguard and support the possibility of spiritual growth. The winds of life constantly wear away at this shelter, but if we stick to our tools, the shelter will hold.” pg 16
Reading Meditations from the Mat. Again.
I read this last week, the day we planted our beans in the Three Sisters field, and it’s stayed with me, this idea of the shelter we create for ourselves. I’ve been feeling disheartened, I must admit, by the state of the world, which seems to be increasingly owned and controlled by corporations like Monsanto, oblivious to the destruction all around us.
But I find myself remembering to take shelter. Remembering that the connection is always there, but sometimes we are the ones who step away, who refuse to feel it, and the shelter always waiting for us to return. I find myself staying simple, sticking to my tools – planting some seeds, harvesting some mint, making some bread, just trying to do what is right today, and tomorrow, trying again.
Blessings to you this week, friends. Wish I could be here more – I always enjoy so much hearing from each of you.