On my mountain today as I hiked and slid up its slopes in running shoes and gym clothes across slush and mud and snow, I was overcome with this simple awareness: all of life is an invitation into deeper connection. Whatever is arising NOW: the grief, the loss, the joy, the "problems", the "opportunities", are all invitations to connect deeply with truth.
For months I have been repeating a singular mantra: connection...with people, with life, with Self, with God/Consciousness/Awareness/Being. Then it occured to me: my life IS that invitation. Instead of trying to fix or heal or control the arising landscape of experience I could reply to that invitation with a "YES" and simply give all of it...the shit and the glory... the room to be. Space. Without judgment. Surrender. Relax.
A comprehensive YES to life.