An opening through completion

We as human beings have this amazing capacity to be reborn at breakfast every day and say, “This is a new day. Who will I be?” — Jack Kornfield

This weekend I stepped into completion with a program I have been journeying with for five years. There have been elements of nostalgia — remembering where I sat the first day (the metal folding chair), or the familiar nervousness and excitement of stepping into a shared experience with new people, as well as elements of joy through completion and embracing a discipline within my personal practice.

It made me think about how we honor completion in our lives. There are celebrations, gratitude, joy, and a sense of accomplishment, yet how do we carry that energy forward to propel us? How do we allow that momentum to flow with us? It reinforces the impermanence of life and how these big moments most certainly deserve to be celebrated, but how beautiful it would be to celebrate all moments — I know I do an internal cheer for myself when laundry is washed, folded, and put away… small accomplishments deserve joy, too!

I think of the Jack Kornfield quote above, and that essence of being reborn at any moment, asking ourselves “Who will I be?” After these five years of studies, practice, and discipline, I sit here and ask myself, “Who will I be”, though adding in the flow of choice to the mix.

Who will I choose to be? How will I choose to enact my Great Work into the world? I’m inspired by these moments of choice and the human capacity to enact our will into the world through simple and large acts, inevitably embracing the essence of renewal and getting the opportunity to see clearly that each moment is new, and that we can be reborn again in every moment. That’s a powerful recognition. After these five years I am complete. In that completion I am opening the way to who I will be. For me it adds a clearer intention to my service as healing facilitator and minister.

Speaking of clarity through intention, next week starts my monthly Intention series. It’s something I am really looking forward to sharing with others as a way to connect deeply with ourselves.