It was hard for me to know I was meditating when I wasn’t. John Tarrant
What follows is not meant to be a complete list of things to take and things to leave, though basically we’re talking taking a lightness of being and leaving behind the weight of us.
Go-bag essentials #1: Bring wonder. Be sure and locate it if you’ve not seen it for a while. Even if it seems lost in all we are so sure about, it’s still there. Check the young ‘uns—they might help the remembering.
Go-bag essentials #2: Bring free breath. You know, the deeply felt free-breathing, like all is done and nothing is pending. Feels like freedom. Remember? Yes, there is always something that needs doing. No worries, it’ll appear like magic anyway.
Go-bag essentials #3: Bring taking our time. Kind of means not letting time take us.
Go-bag essentials #4: Bring a sense of agreement. It’s okay. Agreement is related to agreeableness. Yes, one can be too agreeable, but that’s not what we’re bringing with us.
Go-bag essentials #5: Bring a different compass—like one not still pointing in the same directions. It’s about change, not about returning.
Go-bag essentials #6: Bring a new map/blueprint-making kit. Think new cognitive, emotional, spiritual, environmental, and social maps/blueprints. It’s about change, not returning.
Go-bag essentials #7: Bring a sense of joy and adventure. Easier to see beauty and certainly easier to breathe.
Go-bag essentials #8: Bring a sense of stewardship and inclusion.
Go-bag essentials #9: Bring fun. Delight. Smile. Laugh. Delight some more.
Go-bag essentials #10: Tissue. Likely to be a lot of tears in the release. Shedding of tears is way better than shedding blood. And there’s nothing like a light go-bag.
What we don’t need: oppression; less-thans or more-thans; always being right or wrong; always knowing; disagreeableness; dominion; stuff over substance, trophies as in requiring recognition; the propensity to “other” others; enemies; anger; obstinance; the need to ostracize or be ostracized; anything weighty. Essentially anything that owns us. We’ve had enough of that. After all, it’ll be a new world.
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