We decide when the finish line is.
We keep our eye on the ball until we reach it.
We keep our strength, our faith, and our tools nearby.
And then sometimes, "our" finish line comes and goes and we find out that it wasn't the finish line that Life/God/the Universe intended for us. Turns out we had a little more patience to learn, a little more processing to do, a little more letting go to ... let go.
It's not easy to reach that line and find out that hey, there's more to do, to wait, to be with. It's not easy.
So we breathe, and then we dip our cup in the trust bucket at little more, we take one more sip of faith.
And with an all-body sigh, we let go just one more little bit.
Let go of what we think is the right timing, maybe even the right outcome - and if we are really lucky, we allow ourselves to listen to what the better plan is.
I believe naps are really good helpers in this process.
Essential Happiness Retreat
January 10 to 20, 2019
Guadeloupe, French Caribbean
"Thank you for sharing your wonderful, heartbreaking, exhilarating experience with the world."
"Thank You Laura for sharing, for teaching and spreading loving kindness. "
"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."
"Laura, you are so good for me. I laugh and sniffle and get the shivers when I read your essays. Thanks so much for letting all your wonderfulness run around loose."
"Heart-achingly beautiful, your words and how you reveal your truth."
"Thank you so much for who you are and what you share with the world. Your mere being transforms lives as it has transformed mine. This particular post did to my heart what water does to parched soil."
"Thank you for your gentle words that are packed full of wisdom. I have been struggling with the concept of what words can do to another person when they are negative words. Your words are the flip side of our word power, and shows how delightfully powerful kind words can be. Thank you."
"Once again Laura Lavigne takes you on an adventure of the heart. She has a way of pulling you right in the car with her. Asking you to consider changing a fear to taking thoughtful action. Whether she's teaching a class, leading a retreat or heading for a happiness sprinkling, Laura will invite you to shed old ways of thinking and be completely authentic. Join in!"
"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. "
"Don't miss a post!
You can count on Laura for warmth, humor, charm, and a lift to your day and your heart. She inspires me to be braver than I am, and to love the world out loud. She's a gem, and a generous one at that!"
I write because this is the way I am able to taste life more deeply.