One of the most valuable prompts was from Thich Nhat Hanh, when he suggested that we put a small smile on our faces. Something happened with that – I saw myself as this lovely human, struggling for clarity, for peace, for all the things I was striving for. And I saw this “me” as so lovable! It made my smile even more genuine.

There’s some of this in the recognition of losing one’s train of thought. As I closed my eyes this morning, thinking OH why do I need to? Then looking at the table of scattered papers, I thought – because I’ll be thinking of cleaning that up and creating a better, neater house and why don’t I just do that what am I waiting for –wait. Close the eyes. Small smile. I am so adorable in my human ways, these small struggles that make this experience on earth so unique.