Last weekend, I spent a beautiful few days in San Diego with friends.
I lived there from nineteen until I was twenty-three. For such a short time I have so many amazing memories. My friend Kristen (who I have written about and known more than 30 years!) and I saw these amazing clouds in the distance and knew we had to drive over to Sunset Cliffs to take in the sunset.
We did our best to stay bundled up and not slip on the rain soaked mud and sand of the cliffs. There is something about sunsets that make us patient, I think. We become more in the moment ... watching the beauty unfold ... letting life unfold.
This is from the little book Journey to the Heart by Melody Beattie that I love and have quoted so often ...
Do more than trust the process
the journey you are on
Become so awestruck by it that you respect it too
Respect your feelings and the timely manner
in which they surface, heal and lead you into new discoveries
Respect your experiences, the places you've been
the scenarios you've been through
Respect the way you've gained gold and jewels
the treasures of the soul, from each one ...
Respect the darker moments,
the more difficult times when you're uncertain
and don't know what to do next
Respect the timing as your life and the journey unfolds
Don't murmur about why such and such has to be the way it is
Don't limit how your growth can happen ...