The clock ticks
Her heart plays tricks
On her mind, heaving with desire
To be both pensive
And on fire
Like colorful confetti drifting down
Her heart-mind all around
©Ashley Castle Barnes
Today feels like a party. And it feels like a meditation.
It’s both at once.
The power of both-and over either-or cannot be overstated.
Almost nothing is strictly one thing or other, especially when it comes to people.
We are complex and quirky and sometimes mysterious, whether we aim to be or not.
And when we accept and embrace this about us – wow!
What an impact we can have!
To be able to sit in the messy middle place and feel all the feelings at once.
Or to feel any feelings, since for some of us feelings are not a familiar or comfortable place.
To be able to hold our own feelings, opinions, and beliefs, and also to hold space for others.
To be able to flex and grow when we need to – and to recognize when that moment is presented to us.
To be able to be both in our hearts and minds at the same time, with neither ruling but rather working together in tandem.
That is the where the magic is.
Where are you finding the magic of the messy middle today?