Do you ever get the feeling that your life is all about you and your own little world? I sometimes do, and when it happens I feel very small. Those are the moments where I think I need to travel the world or somehow make a bigger difference. But then there are moments where I understand on a deep level that my life is a contribution—and that every life is a contribution, whether human or plant or animal. In those moments there is no separation between me and the universe.
Last week I managed to get outside of my small-brained thoughts for long enough to feel that magical connection, and to write a poem about it. My life changed for the better after writing this poem. People reached out to me more, congratulated me and affirmed me more, and even gave me free stuff! Here is my message…
My Life as a Blessing
I am a host to the wind, the trees, the birds.
It is my charge to care for every living creature.
I hold space for the leaves to shake and shimmer.
I hold space for the moon to shine, for the rain to cleanse the earth.
I hold space for the sludge, the earthquakes, the fire ants.
I wake up early to usher the sun to the sky.
I make the bed for its setting.
I pick up the litter.
I pick raspberries for breakfast.
Earth, do you have everything you need?
Shall I put flowers in a vase by your bedside? A mint on your pillow?
How may I serve you? How might I host you?
Come on in. Rest your weary head.
You are welcome here.
You, my reader, are welcome here on my site and as part of my work and life. What can I do for you?
In the spirit of contribution and service, I invite you to ask yourself this question: How can I care for myself and the people and world around me?
I look forward to hearing your thoughts.
(For the non-techies out there, the title of this blog is a reference to cloud services such as Sales as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS). Maybe some of you geeks out there caught that!)