It's a new day and a new year. Here in the Hudson Valley the sky is light blue and the sun is shining on a calm river. Frost is glistening on the blue deck outside my living-room window. It's beautiful, as beautiful as the beginning of a new day can be. In this moment, all is well.
I am starting this year by helping my oldest son move into his first home of his own. The process will start later this morning as we fill two cars with much of his belongings, and start the move to NYC. He will be returning to the neighborhood where I gave birth to him, Hell's Kitchen. I appreciate the symbolism of this, how he has come full circle.
This transition is extremely exciting for both him and me. It was my one big wish for this past year that he could somehow get his own home. I still remember how I loved it when I moved out of my parents home at age 19. I am very happy for him and at the same time my mother heart is feeling a lot. There is a sense of accomplishment and there is also a sense of loss.
I will give this process the space and time that it seems to require by taking next week off from teaching. I also crave a lack of schedule, with freedom to help Mattias in whatever way he might need. Please make a note that there will be no classes on Thursday the 7th through Sunday the 10th. However, classes are as usual this upcoming weekend.
Also make a note that the free breathing sessions on Thursday mornings will take a pause during the month of January.
I wish you a peaceful and joy-filled new year, no matter what comes your way. I wish that you will find the love, courage and strength needed to embrace each new day as it comes, and that you will be gentle and compassionate with yourself throughout.
"Let go of the battle.
Breathe quietly and let it be.
Let your body relax and your heart soften.
Open to whatever you experience without fighting."