“There are three tasks that matter in this lifetime,” according to Harry Roberts, a Yurok Indian-trained shaman, naturalist, cowboy, and Irish curmudgeon. “The first task, though not the most important task, is to quiet the busyness in your mind. The second is to find your song. And the third task is to sing your song.”
Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention to your inner life and the world around us. Finding our song describes our ability to access our deep power – which is the appreciation for being alive. We can only hear our song when our minds are quiet, when we can reflect on what is truly engaging and important to us – what brings us the greatest sense of belonging and accomplishment.
Finding our song means discovering our fierce and tender heart, where we feel deeply connected to all that surrounds us. Our song includes our way of being in the world, our personal relationships, our daily routines, and how we create a sense of community. It is always available to us.
Singing your song is simply a poetic way of reminding you that no matter what your circumstances are, you can engage them effectively and with as much personal satisfaction possible. We can sing our song anytime and anyplace, in small or large ways. (Marc Lesser. Less: Accomplishing More by Doing Less)
Wishing you peace and wellbeing as you discover and sing YOUR song.
PS: Remember to hold the ones you love just a little closer and tighter this week (without expectations)[image description: the sun is setting across a large body of water and their is a silhouette of a person facing the setting sun with their arms wide open.]