How are you entering the world today?
This is a question I think I should ask myself a bit more often in the morning.
Because when I don’t, I don’t always like my answers to the same question looking back at the end of the day.
If I enter the day too fast…
If I start with thinking about will be hard…
If I start with thinking about what will be stressful…
If I start with thinking about what’s unfair or messed up or too hard to change anytime soon…
Then I find the way I enter the world in a given day is less than the person I want to be.
Occasionally, this quote by Henri Nouwen pops up somewhere and reminds me that there is a way I can show up in the world no matter what challenges lay ahead.
I can try and offer a little peace.
I can try and bring a smile.
I can try and speak words of healing.
I can try and love in a way authentic to me.
I know I’m gonna forget as much as I remember.
I know I’m gonna fail as much as I succeed.
But if I return again and again to these questions…
I can enter the world a bit
each and every day.
So, I’ll ask again, for you and for me, how are you entering the world today?