I’ve been taking my friend’s advice and observing the distractions in my life – health stuff, money stuff, home stuff. When they come up, I’ve been stopping and just being with the thought. Asking: What don’t you want me to see? In the stillness, the distracting thoughts seem to fade, exposing what’s below.
I expected to find something dark and twisty underneath. To my surprise, what I found was hope. Why would hope be hiding?
I know I’ve been through a few disappointments in the last while and I might be a little light on hope. Maybe even a little afraid of it. But have I been distracting myself from it? Protecting myself from it? If I don’t hope, I won’t be disappointed.
Now that’s dark and twisty!