This last week has been challenging, for me.
This past weekend has been filled with much action around resolving last week's challenge. A few people equipped with a lot of love, resources and determination, ready to tackle what is, and make great stuff happen.
Yesterday, the ache and horror of the unnecessary loss of life, in Orlando.
This morning, I wake up ready to go at it again. To try to make order out of chaos, to bring peace to turmoil. I am ready to make calls, create programs, bring some sense into the messiness.
I am grasping at Control.
And then, just as I am about to pick up the phone, something tells me to wait. To wait and let the energy settle. To not distract myself, soothe myself, with more action. To wait. Not forever, not even for long. Just for a little bit. To allow life, stories, emotions and angst to find their place.
To allow the pause between the notes to create the beauty of the symphony.
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.