December 29, 2017
“Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.” Joseph Campbell
2017 has offered up its fair share of challenges and learning opportunities (aka, “WTF?!? Did that just happen?). It also delivered some profound, often surprising, moments of joy. Quiet connection with friends. Shared conversation over meals and tea. Planned and surprise adventures with dear ones. The times I heard, “Thank you, mama. I appreciate you” (and said the same to my own mother). The inside jokes. The cosmic coincidences. The unexpected embrace. Unbridled joy and laughter underneath the Solar Eclipse. We are full spectrum human beings. The more familiar we become with the pain and darkness, the broader bandwidth for love and connection we so too experience. I once doubted the truth of that statement, but the more I acknowledge the dark, the brighter the light continues to shine.