Big boy 4! What a bloody ride it’s been, mate. You’ve taught me to love in a whole new way, and I’m so grateful to be your Aunty. Each day is a lucky dip, that’s for sure. But we wouldn’t want you any other way little ratbag. This is us doing our little morning ritual of cups of tea on the balcony. You love this special time and say things like, ‘I love you Aaa Jess’, ‘it’s a beautiful day’ and ‘this is amazing’...(then a couple of hours later you’re tearing the house apart and chucking a tanty cause I ate the last of your abandoned toast 🤷♀️). Happy Birthday beautiful boy. Hey guess what, I love you!
SLOW DOWN ‘There is no urgency. Summer does not rush towards autumn. One tiny blade of grass is not trying to grow faster than its neighbour. The planets spin lazily in their orbits. This ancient universe is in no hurry.
But the mind, feeling so divided from the totality, wants answers now, wants solutions today, wants to know so badly. It wants to reach its precious conclusions. And, ultimately, it wants to be in control.
But you are not the mind. Mind is an aspect of the whole, but cannot capture the whole.
So slow down, friend. Take a deep and conscious breath. Trust the place where you are, the place of ‘no answers yet’, the precious place of not knowing. This place is sacred, for it is 100% life. It is full of life, saturated with life, dripping with life, drenched with life.
Don’t try to rush to the next scene in the movie of 'me'. Be here, in this scene, Now, the only scene there is.
Now is the place where questions rest, and creative solutions grow.’ - Jeff Foster