It is very still this morning. That is pretty rare actually. It is awesome!
To walk the land with no need to bend into the wind is even more awesome!
And so was our sunrise.
So much of the talk about survival is about the chaos. The disaster. The doom. The death. The destruction.
But the movie always ends with a sunrise.
No one really talks about after the chaos.
But that is the point to all of this. Not what we lose, but what we build from the ashes.
The ashes may be real or they may be metaphorical.
When the smoke clears - there is an incredible stillness that happens.
And after that there is the simplicity of choices - survival is always about what you need and less about what you want.
That kind of simplicity is beautiful. It is the sifting of the wheat from the chaff.
After the crisis what is important becomes crystal clear. Who we love and how to take care of them.
After the crisis is not about who you need to kill to stay safe, but how can strangers and enemies make peace so that you both can live? Two can stay much warmer together than alone. Even when nature has told them to be enemies.
The survival that so many are prepparing for or are afraid will happen is not the point. But what we build after it is.
And here is another idea - you don't have to wait for a crisis or disaster to find stillness or simplicity.
Welcome to my Journey!
I'm inviting you to join me on my journey as I seek to find a new way of being in an old set of systems. It's hard, but worth it!