You Are Mine

Worry
is the first sign.

I’m attached
to an outcome.

What if
the bus is late?
What if
I get to the airport
and the planes don’t fly
and the buses don’t run
and I’m stuck at the Kelowna airport
which isn’t in Kelowna.

It takes a while to sink into
“I will be with you always.”
and
“I have called you by name,
you are Mine.”

I take a deep breath,
let it out slowly.
I open to the possibility
of things going differently

and all being well.

All shall be well,
and all shall be well
and all manner of thing shall be well.
–Julian of Norwich

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Love Mischief for the World

It’s not too late to join the Radical Compassion Challenge hosted by Tara Brach. It’s free from now until January 30. Each day includes 1) a teaching session and guided meditation on topics such as embodied presence, self-compassion, and self-forgiveness,  2) a daily compassion-in-action assignment, and 3) interviews with 10 thought leaders and visionaries such as Jon Kabat-Zinn and Krista Tippett. I particularly like Tara Brach’s RAIN meditation which is similar to the Welcoming Prayer.

What love mischief are you and God doing for the world?
Let me know and I will include it in an upcoming post.

Credits and References:
“Pieta House” by Joe Houghton. Used with permission.
Butterfly photo from pxhere. CCO Public Domain
Compassion image by Susan von Struensee. Used with permission.
© Esther Hizsa, An Everyday Pilgrim, 2020.
Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without permission from Esther Hizsa is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used provided there is a link to the original content and credit is given as follows: © Esther Hizsa, An Everyday Pilgrim 2013-2020.  http://www.estherhizsa.com

About Esther Hizsa

Esther is a spiritual director and writer. She lives in Burnaby with her husband, Fred, and they have two grown children and two grandchildren.
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