Can you imagine what that river would look like? Sound like? Feel like? Smell like? Taste like?
Would it flow freely or be stagnant?
Would it be fast moving or meandering?
Would it be clean or polluted? Cloudy or clear?
Would it be dammed or blocked? Pushed underground?
Could you love the river's beauty? Or would you be comparing it to other rivers, wondering why it wasn't faster or slower, warmer or colder?
I'm a mom, wife, daughter, friend, and teacher who has long struggled with the desire to be the perfect person I imagine that I should be. Practicing mindfulness helps me find peace with my imperfect journey--being with myself as I truly am, loving my family as they are, and showing up for a messy world with openness and compassion.