small stone #23

Sitting with this beautiful koan from Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel,…”what would happen if we habituated ourselves to staying open?” It isn’t something I read and say, “Oh, what a lovely idea.” No, I see it as my lifeline to freeing myself and experiencing true joy, not the teeter-totter of the emotions. I believe it wasn’t until just now that I allowed myself that openness all day.