Gifts Unseen

“To make alive what is quiet. And asleep. In your existence. To do that work. To find you. In you. That is art to me.” – Nayyirah Waheed

  On the Winter Solstice, the darkest day of the year, we celebrate a return to light, and with it, life.

Tis the season of gathering, gifting, and renewing. The archetypal birth. The festival of lights. The countdowns. The fireworks.

Winter, like a new human, offers a clean slate. May we honor our sweet perfect selves, re-born into 2016, with gifts unseen.

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The noticing of our swirling thoughts.

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The alchemizing of good thoughts into art, ideas, or energy.

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The evaluation of negative thoughts using a different perspective, found or borrowed. [There is always another perspective.]

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The risk of doing something different. New corners to turn, new places to explore, new foods to eat, new people to know, new concepts to assimilate.

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The luxury of self-love, and the willingness to show it. 

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The agreement to pursue things we can’t stop thinking about.

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The audacity to believe in things we cannot yet see.

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