The Storm Is Passing Over

Brené Brown says the opposite of scarcity isn’t abundance, it’s having enough. We live in a culture of scarcity where we’re never enough. We never look good enough, get enough done, have enough stuff, meditate enough, get enough sleep, or are enough ourselves.
I work in Addiction Medicine and my mantra for my patients on mindfulness is Sharon’s saying you rest your heart in the Sky. Heart in the Sky is endless, pure, expansive, can’t measure how big your heart it because you’re so big hearted. The analogy is life as the weather, conditions arise and pass away. We can’t control the weather: it’s sunny, it’s cloudy, it’s windy, it’s cold; it’s always changing. Your heart in the Sky doesn’t care what the clouds do because that’s just the weather that’s not you. The storms come and go. Relationships come and go. Addictions come and go. Jobs, cars, homes, pets, and situations all are ever changing.
I tell my patients they’re enough whether they’re ever sober a day in their life. Their grace and worthiness are their birthrights. As long as they’re alive there’s hope for recovery, for things to change and their lives to be different.
I heard Titus Andromedon sing the gospel song his Granny sang him as she was making biscuits in his mother’s kitchen back in Georgia when he was a boy. All the sorrows and hardships of her life as a Black Woman in the Deep South come through in the soulful plaintive cry: The storm is passing over, hallelu. The storm is passing over, hallelu. Troubles in life that we all face, feeling as though there is no way I know the Lord has promise us salvation; the storm is passing over, the storm is passing over, the storm is passing over, the storm is passing over, the storm is passing over, the storm is passing over..

May all beings be happy ♡