There is nothing to gain - there is everything to receive.
Gratitude is giving and receiving at the same time.
Singing is giving and receiving at the same time.
My newest exploration is around how to receive, how to take things in to my heart, my body, and my spirit. I used to do this by squeezing these things in; contracting so that I could hold on tighter to the things I love. Now I am curious about an expansion - a blossoming open in order to allow things in. It is like a reversal of the muscular experience I once regarded as the way to receive. I am becoming aware that drawing in is a kind of contraction. Once the thing has been brought in, there is a closing around it so that it remains tightly wrapped. With this new way of expanding my energy outward, there is a freedom, a flowing open space for the newness to float in. At the same time, if I do not close up - I have less control and there is a possibility that my beloved may not stay. But the trick is that because my doors and windows are wide open, something new will come. And the cycle will just go on as such. So my body, mind and spirit are just an ever changing array of landscapes, experiences, people and thoughts. This is reality. It is merely an illusion that anything will remain with me for any given amount of time. I am living easy this summer with the notion that what comes in, is bound to go out and the easier I allow for that flow, the fuller I am in emptiness. The more I open and offer my gifts, the fuller I inhabit them and feel their presence within me.
My life is my art and my music. My body is my vehicle. The deeper the sensing, the deeper the meaning.