Pacing myself through slow, intentional breathing and walking meditation on this long, winding path full of plot twists (literally and figuratively).
Reconnecting with my center, my balance, my sense of being.
Regrounding in the spaciousness of my body, my buddhanature and regaining the broader perspective of my part within the larger planetary collective, thanks to Mother Nature -- namely, the towering eucalyptus and redwood trees and the vast skies above me.
Reminding myself that this is a marathon, not a sprint. So just to take it one step at a time, remaining fully engaged in the present moment, not getting unnecessarily rattled or swept away by the winds of change, of an uncertain future.
Remembering that impermanence and uncertainty can just as often be our friend as our foe (it’s all a matter of perspective), and that the most important thing is to pace and resource ourselves to be able to greet whatever arises with curiosity, compassion, and a sense of possibility.
May we all remain open to the unfolding, one step, one breath at a time. And trust that we are right where we need to be, grateful to be alive, witnessing and co-creating our future as a country in whatever ways that we can, with intention, conviction, compassion, and action.