My new book of daily readings/meditations is proving to be a blessing. It is Open Mind: Women’s Daily Inspirations for Becoming Mindful, by Diane Mariechild. As with all books, it seems, I don’t remember where I came across this title, and I debated about ordering it for a while. I think I finally gave in because of the subtitle; it made me think the book might be just what I needed.
I don’t follow the rules, reading one entry a day on the date assigned to it! And I no longer believe (as I once did, perhaps) that answers lie outside of myself, in others’ words or on others’ authority. But I find the readings helpful in stimulating the discovery of my own wisdom, learning to trust my own truth.
As Jane Hirschfield says on the back cover, “Both the quotations and the editor’s commentary offer the chance to step into each day replenished and widened–more fully awake, more fully assenting to our own particular life.”
Are you assenting to your own, particular life? Say yes already!