#Gratitude has acquired a hashtag. People are worrying if they’re #gratituding enough, if they’re doing it right. Honoring beauty can take practice, and so it deserves your patience and self-kindness. Which is, I think, the actual point of any practice.
No human can operate healthfully in the modern world without news boundaries. Here’s some help putting yours up.
I hate to brag. I really do. It makes me uncomfortable and hot around the collar… and various other regions. So it’s not braggadocio – but just good, old-fashioned, unbiased reporting – when I tell you that my briefcase unites people, and is a metaphor for life and healing.
In general, we’re attracted to each other and share a certain sameness. In the end, we usually agree that we’d rather be under the people umbrella together than under the wild hyena umbrella or the umbrella of reproduction by budding. Things like that.
Belief is not required in order for the needles to do their work. You don’t have to know what qi is, or that your gallbladder has acupuncture points on your foot. Many people who have experienced great relief initially came to us feeling either very skeptical or completely unsure of the process.
Knowing that parenthood changes people and experiencing that transformation is like the difference between looking at a picture of a stargazer lily and smelling one. Big, in other words. And visceral.