We used to live beside a river. In the summer neighbors would spend a lot of time in boats on the river. One neighbor had an old, small pontoon boat that they decorated in festive colors and many flags and streamers. The sign on the boat declared it “The River Queen.”
This morning, when Sharon suggested we imagine the thoughts passing by as boats, “The River Queen” floated by carrying my old, small thoughts decorated in festive colors, with flags and streamers. From a distance I could see them with curiosity for how they could have so much impact on me. I also noticed kindness for myself and my attachment to the shiny stuff of my stories and thoughts and feelings.