I am writing to you this morning from the hotel near the airport of San Jose, Costa Rica, as I wrap up an incredible week of playing in this beautiful country with my daughter, Callie.
Our adventure began, as many do, with contrast - delays and flight changes, long lines, frustration, and a very late arrival a day later to our hotel via dark, rainy mountain roads. So it took me a couple more days to unwind and settle into the slower pace of life that is followed here. The lesson along the way, apparently, was Presence - finding the gift in each moment. And so this week, I have allowed a deeper ability to be in the moment and be fully aware and appreciative of all that is happening in and around me at that exact time.
What I have realized is that even with all that I practice in meditation and understand about consciousness and life, I still spend many of my days at home moving very quickly from one project or task to the next. I believe that is why vacations are so important. They offer us the opportunity to slow our pace down and just simply be in the moment. And through this practice of being more aware, I now find myself rejuvenated.
Rejuvenate - "To restore to an original or new condition; to make someone look or feel younger, fresher, or more lively..."
I have thoroughly enjoyed every moment with my daughter, seeing life and travels through her eyes, which are so wise. She was the one nudging me to "Dip under the water, Mom!" at the base of this incredible 250 feet / 75 meters waterfall called La Fortuna, "The Fortune" (which involved climbing down 400 steps and then back up them after our swim!). Quite the adventure!
I know that in relationships we are the mirror for the other, and I am honored to see myself reflected in my daughter. She is a gift to our world. And so as we wrap up this mother-daughter week away, we return with a rejuvenated energy, a focused alignment on celebrating her graduation from high school over the next two weeks, and a delight in all the pleasures of this life we are living.
We fly home today and I celebrate Mother's Day on Sunday with my son, my husband, my daughter, and my own Mom! Join me in the morning as we honor the complex beauty of our mother-child relationships in the Viben meditation call at 10am ET.
"Divine Teacher, Beloved Friend, I bow to you Again and Again
Lotus sitting on the water, beyond all time and space, this is your way, this is your grace." ~ Ong Namo
Vivienne Gerard - Healer / Guide / Lover of Souls and Humanity
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