There are mornings like this when the world seems so much better than usual. The sunrise declares striking orange and pink tones, the sky looms large and spacious, and the air feels clean on the inhale.
It happens to be a day where family is visiting from out of town, our children have built-in cousin/friends to hang with, and meals magically prepare themselves.
But for a short-term situation, it’s a relief to have loved ones nearby. The kind of loved ones who truly want the best for you, even if they don’t have the resources to make it happen.
That’s what really matters: unity of spirit. When everyone present wants the same good things. We are very different people living very different lives. But I sincerely want good things for you. You sincerely want good things for me.
That harmony alone anchors the atmosphere in rest. We all want different things, but wanting the best outcomes for each other IS unity. Each gathering together is more restful, less charged with obligation or performance.
This feeling is going to disappear when they leave, of course. But we can learn from this moment that we ourselves can facilitate this peaceful clime by acknowledging our position in the universe, our power to act, and the limitations of our control.
Then, and only then, can we ourselves foster this happy, ease of life despite the swirling needs and demands of each brand new day.
And as we move in that direction, we will build the life we always wanted, by changing ourselves, and not our circumstances.