What if, instead of orienting yourself first towards fixing everything
fixing this situation
fixing how you’re feeling
you started by welcoming everything?
welcoming this situation
welcoming whatever you’re feeling
This is not an argument for passivity.
From an orientation of welcome – something so rarely experienced or practiced by many of us – a whole new set of responses becomes possible. And a world that is quite different from brought about by our permanent orientation away from ourselves, others, and the life in which we’re always in the midst.