Hello, I hope everyone is enjoying the first day of summer today. My post today is about an author I discovered from Brain Pickings.
She's a new author for me,
A Field Guide to Getting Lost, Rebecca Solnit, On How We Find Ourselves.
It seems never to get lost is not living.
Find a beautiful place and get lost.
Getting lost was not a matter of geography so much as identity,
a passionate desire, even an urgent need, to become no one and anyone,
to shake off the shackles that remind you who you are,
who others think you are."
"To be lost is to be fully present,
and to be fully present is to be capable of being in uncertainty and mystery. "
"Leave the door open for the unknown, the door into the dark.
That's where the most important things come from,
where you yourself came from,
and where you will go."
The body heals with play.
The mind heals with laughter
and the spirit heals with joy.
Sometimes when you lose your way, you find yourself.
a time of illuminated flowers
glowing like lamps
and morning rain showers following you to work.
Enjoy our first week of summer,
(it will slip away far too quickly)
and take good care of you.