I spend a majority of my mental space diving into and trying to understand the relationship of the mind and body, of the dependency each has on the other and of the disassociation many of us create and perpetuate between the two.
A lot of it for me is floating thoughts combined with personal experiences, not yet clearly stated. Ideas and perceptions forming with every yoga class taken, every song heard and every conversation had.
I met someone today at the park who, almost immediately, seemed to see and understand where I was coming from in a handful of worlds. One concept led us to the next and I continued smiling to myself, observing how much I was enjoying the collaboration. Drawn to her bold but soft nature and her ability to speak with conviction, we landed on the topic of the body in relation to the mind.
"The body is the first place of resistance" she said, "The frontier." And it was like that idea was stored in the formation phase of my brain for so long, only to be completed and stated out loud by meeting her. I asked if I could borrow her pen and notepad to jot down what she spoke, carving the words deeper into my awareness, eventually integrating into my being.
As a farewell, we introduced ourselves by name. To which she replied, "Heather Rose Goodman. That sounds like someone here to do nice things. Like poetry." I'm not sure which words of hers impacted me most but I know that I will be better because of our conversation.
Serendipity, coincidence, fate.
Whatever we call it, there is an evolving and continuous sequence of events orchestrating our lives. Sometimes it takes years to see the synchronicity of a particular experience and others, within moments.
We never know what lies ahead, what's just around the bend, what's behind all the maybes of the day. But if we choose to see that as the fun part, we allow a relationship of play and surprise to engage and excite the process. That's why we're here after all, isn't it? To marvel in the masterpiece continually connecting us to who we are ready to meet.
"If you do follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. When you can see that, you begin to meet people who are in the field of your bliss, and they open the doors to you. I say, follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be." - Joseph Campbell