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When you woke this morning, as your eyes first opened on this day, did you look at your phone? Was your first impulse on beginning this day to check your inboxes for activity? Your email, your FB, Instagram, Grindr, Tumblr…? Who wants you, who needs you, who and what need attending to? Did your mind start racing and filling you up with the stuff you have to do today? Did you jump out of bed, mindlessly, to fuel up with caffeine in support of this movement and tasking? OR Did you take some time to create some space in your mind and body? Did you take a few moments to consider how you’re feeling today and what you truly want to do on this day? Did you take a few moments for breath and a stretch—connecting mind and body? This is an excellent time to welcome a new day and a new opportunity to take care of yourself and discover what you may be needing and perhaps longing for. Wonder what will come up if you take a few…?

Brothers and sisters, tell me what’s going on? Too many of us crying; too many of us dying. We’ve got to find some way to bring some understanding here today. Don’t punish with brutality, talk to me, so you can see, what’s going on…

In these challenging times when we’re filled with fear, doubt and overwhelming confusion we feel a profound shift around us and deep within us. Too much, at times, for our minds to cope with and to fully comprehend just what is going on. Symptoms of anxiety and depression are felt and can distort our sense-of-self. Our human reaction is to avoid, to run, to hide and to hate. How can we proceed with our daily lives, our tasks and commitments with all the negative energy surrounding us, filling our screens and consuming our souls? This is the exact moment to find the space within us for pause… the “space” between the incoming information and stimuli and our physical and emotional responses and reactions to what’s going on. Try to call into question what’s happening for me and how am I coping? As humans, we are motivated to escape the pain and suffering rather than seeking truth and understanding how we are being affected and making a conscious plan to cope with what’s bring us discomfort and fear. Many of us turn to our attention to whatever eases pain and discomfort; albeit temporary. Whether it’s getting high, getting laid, drinking, spinning or power lifting—the external distractions are addictive, as pleasure takes the place of pain. What can we learn about ourselves and we consider just what is going on? Consider this as a beginning conversation…

“Most of do not take these situations as teachings. We automatically hate them. We run like crazy. We use all kinds of ways to escape—all addictions stem from this moment when we meet our edge and we just can’t stand it. We feel we have to soften it, pad it with something, and we become addicted to whatever it is that seems to ease the pain.” PC