A new moon teaches gradualness
and deliberation, and how one gives birth
to oneself slowly. Patience with small details
makes perfect a large work, like the universe.
What nine months of attention does for an embryo
forty early mornings alone will do
for your gradually growing wholeness.
In our world of busyness, striving, competition, relentless media, and endless to-d0 lists, the most healing choice can be to have some solitude every day. It’s worth getting up half an hour earlier if you must. Here’s my outrageous promise: read (Coleman Barks’) Rumi for 100 days, and whatever hurts will begin to heal!