Mindfulness Mondays: Unfolding our Own Myths

Cultivate Clarity

IMG_2386Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth. –Rumi

It’s mid-October, soft Oregon rain falls, red and gold and green surround me. And I’m thinking about courage.

It’s a time of big change for many of my friends, and it’s a time of big change for me, too. I’ve left the safety of a job where all my basic needs are taken care of in one of the most beautiful places on earth and moved back to Portland to create an expansive and adventurous life that is truly my own. It feels so right. And super intimidating.

The last time I had such a clear opening was when I finished graduate school ten years ago. I was 27, and my future was a gaping abyss that I was afraid to fall into. My degree in environmental studies and creative writing were not exactly part of an obvious career path. So I freaked…

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