When I look at clouds in the sky I am reminded to remain open to possibilities, different viewpoints and opinions. Situations, problems, challenges and conflicts can feel like heavy storm clouds that weigh us down. If I remember that everything changes, it feels much more workable. The storm clouds of yesterday or even last night’s dreams can be swept away by the freshness of a new day dawning. Every moment is like that too. Full of possibility.
During these challenging times of the coronavirus pandemic and timely protests against systemic racism, I want to examine my ingrained behavioral patterns and assumptions. Can I take a moment to pause and perhaps hang in the air for a moment like a cloud before rushing to judgment? I can be quick to point out what I think are the illusions of others but do I even see my own illusions? What clouds my judgment and my mind? What can I do to connect more often with my inner wisdom, with space and possibility?
Look or go outside. Take a deep breath and release it slowly and fully into the space in front of you. Repeat and with each deep breath in, imagine taking in invisible nourishment, ease and clarity. With each breath out, release your worries, your tightness, your judgments. Let go and relax.
Spend some time gazing into the sky without labeling or judging the sky, the view, or yourself.
When you feel the weight of challenges, imagine that your body is a cloud. What do you look like and how do you move through space? Perhaps you become one with infinite space…
This week, imagine wearing the sky as your hat!