What I’ve found helpful for a long time, at the beginning or when I’d found them in their true form are
yoga alone or with others meditation dancing walking prayer love creativity writing poetry story writing, painting drawing Miss May and the salon listening to my own inner voice sensory pleasures books to read and home library nature music to listen no ‘new normal’ we create our world moving myself in a direction…~~> It came to mind how poet and artist Kahlil Gibran had a love for his country of birth and was persuaded by others to return and be a politician; people were upset; he could save the country, they felt. I could relate where the persuasion to keep all things and stay the same exactly has worried me. But I realize the path is not straight. I can be an artist in a way that feels truest to me, and to write the blog going forward, in a way had been my original vision with the blog when I began writing poems again a couple of years ago. As Kahlil would feel guilty for not going back as a politician to save the broken country, he knew his calling was as an artist, it was not only up to him to save the country as a politician, and he grew from there.