Show up. Be present.

Two from Roz Duffy that should be passed along; “here and now”, and “my community story”.

Show up. Be present. Probably my greatest personal struggles.

But I’m finding that breathing helps. So does getting back to somethings I had set aside for too long, like my guitar, which provides a kind of mindfulness training in and of itself. So does coding when in a flow. Or most clearly, watching my daughter dance and sing or hearing Richelle’s voice on the phone. I probably will never as attentive to the world I’m in as when I’m in the moment like that. And sometimes, far too often for my taste, I allow anxieties about the future or frets about the past to distract from even those times. But I know that is a challenge we all face, and in that challenge is everything.