Connecting local responses around the world
dear friends, thank you for the many collaborations and/or conversations in 2013, all sources of deep inspiration! My wishes for myself in 2014 is to contribute to spreading SALT; so, I am looking for a way to develop my practice and am considering a bit of discipline and structure, some little instructions or guidelines for a (patient, kind and joyful) daily practice of one letter a day, let me share this with you...
Monday could be dedicated to S - Stimulate whoever I meet, in whatever situation I am, develop curiosity and attention, somehow keep the focus on that S, and actually, that cannot be without Smile; smiling like an invitation to connect and share - so just think about smiling, and stimulating will follow...
Tuesday would be for A - Appreciate the warmth of a morning shower, the presence of the loved ones, the protection of the house, the sun rising behind the clouds… and whoever I would meet during the day; see, hear, sense what is there, just around me, or inside, and this A could be the A of Art: capturing the beauty of any situation and feeling grateful for what is coming;
Wednesday for L - Listening may look simple but requires a great deal of openness and humility; opening space and time, inside first and then outside; L may also be about cleaning space and slowing down, and could become just Light: getting rid of heaviness, rush, resistance and complication, feeling opened, light and free to listen and welcome what is coming;
Thursday would (logically) be about T - Transfer as the focus of the official 'learning day' of the week, the one focused on connecting, making links, sharing experiences; transfer resonates with Trust: trusting that the situations contain what we need, that the people are the 'right people', that each experience contains wisdom and is a source of learning;
there are of course also Friday, Saturday and Sunday… which would be a joyful mix of smile, art, lightness and trust… with this idea: 'Be myself!' (as reminds us Oscar Wilde, anyway, 'everyone else is taken') in authentic connection with beings around me!
all my best wishes of peace and happiness in 2014;
may you move towards your dreams!