My new article, published in Thrive Global this morning.
It reminds us to remind ourselves of what a darn good job we are doing.
Even if it takes 12 years to see it.
I often think that from "down here," life can often look like a messy bunch of jumbled up events, relationships, ideas, and non sensical stuff that have very little to do with one another.
I also very much believe that if we were able to look at all of this from way up above (or with some time distance), we would most of the time see how it really all makes beautiful sense. How one unpleasant event many years ago, turned out to be such a great gift. How a name that crossed our path "for no good reason," ended up changing our life.
The tapestry of our lives, if we could see it from up above, would most likely look like a perfectly harmonious mandala. Colors dancing with each other, symmetry, too.
Today, I want to share with you one of my Magical Previews. Something that seemingly came out of nowhere and which took over 20 years to fully simmer into a perfect soup (this was shot during a long beach walk, and you may have to pay close attention to hear me above the sound of the waves.)
I know these Magical Previews are all over your life, too. Sometimes, we just need to be patient...
This is David, whom I met last week, while on a walk in Mexico. David LOVES to drum, and his friends love to listen to him drum. He jumps seamlessly from his bike to his drum-cart, and back. If he is eating chips and someone asks to listen to him, he can even hold the bag of chips in his mouth while he plays.
His drum kit his made of construction parts, and when one of his sticks breaks... he keeps on going. No problema.
When we love what we love, we find a way.
When something gets in the way of that, we find a way to keep going.
On this Valentine's Day, may we enjoy the Essences of Play, Art, Determination and of course, Love.
"I think I love you. You bring good things into my life, or remind me of things I love and know, but have let go of."
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"Essentially pure love.
I enjoy how Laura is kind to herself and to us other humans who dance in and out of each other's lives. The first episode is so relatable and an enjoyable invitation to reflect and feel just a little more present and open. I am really looking forward to each episode!"
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Happiness & Creativity Retreat in Italy
I write because this is the way I am able to taste life more deeply.