the first draft

We’re all drafts.  Our lives are spent making notes on the backs of hands, in files, or on scraps of paper, musing on half-finished ideas, starting and abandoning projects, and constantly revising what we do finish.  I like to be busy, I like to listen, and I love telling stories.

These desires, for a long time, have been mutually exclusive.  I am slowly learning to make them work together. My main tools during this time are mindfulness, self-compassion, and compassion for others.

I recommend metta meditation that you can access on the Insight Timer app if you’re so inclined.  It may not make us more “finished,” but it can help make a more serene world as we create the drafts that will become our legacies.

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