There is a sweet and beautiful moment that happens every morning. As you lie in bed, heavy and warm, your heart and lungs gently snuggled against each other, each soft breath and loyal heart beat pressing you from the inside out, you begin to wake up. Your breath shifts so slightly. You become aware of being in bed, of the weight and heat of your body beneath the covers, of how the sheets feel against your skin.
Savor that moment, the waking.
Stretch, and feel movement return to your limbs. Notice the length and reach of your arms, your legs. Spread your fingers and toes, just like you did when you were an infant.
You were a beautiful baby. You were such a tiny creature, and even though you’ve grown, that same pure essence of breath and movement and life permeates you.
Your body is always changing. Every morning you wake up a little bit different. This has been true since the day you were born.
Love this body, the body you wake up with. No matter what. You only have it for a moment. Love it each breath of the way. (If you wake up beside someone else, love that body, too.)
Be curious. Savor all of it.
I was up until 3AM working. Slept a bit, then up for more. And now it's time for a strategic pause: outside, moving, feeling sun, breathing ocean air. Even better with a friend, to share ideas, talk through edges and explore new possibilities. Then lunch and a nap to prep for another work session. This is a creative, productive, sustainable work + life.
PS: I want to teach an online meditation class through Skillshare. It will only be offered if 250 people request it by March 6th. If you want to help, you can request it here. Your support will make this class available to others who want to take it.
With thanks and love,