COVID+ and Wholeheartedness
Cold, dark, damp
As the raindrops soak into the hungry soil,
The fear seeps into the shadow side.
I sit by the fireplace, aching for its warmth.
Absently I stare out the window, watching water bubbles form and break,
Fragile and fleeting like my thoughts…and our health.
Can I wholeheartedly embrace the positive COVID test?
The headache and stuffiness? The unaccustomed lack of energy?
I am so fortunate. My symptoms are mild. I am strong and healthy.
And who else did I expose?
A forced week of rest.
And when will I regain my strength?
Time to read and cook.
And will I be better in time to meet my commitments?
Recognizing and allowing the shadow side with curiosity and self-acceptance.
Being with what is rather than wishing for what is not.
Wholeheartedness – truth and trust; love and gratitude.
(Note: So many have offered help. Thank you. I appreciate it, and we are doing fine.)