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day15_shelter

The wind blew strong today.   I spent the morning grocery store hopping with my mom and two babes, hoods up and eyes down.  Then drove back to NE Indy later this afternoon for another appointment.  Each time, jumping as quickly as possible from each place of shelter to the next – the car, a building overhang, the house, a store.  Nobody wants to be rained on when it’s barely above freezing.

I don’t remember much of the details or even who spoke, but once I heard a talk about “the meantime”.  We often jump over “the meantime” to get to what we think of as the good stuff.  I’d hate to lose the majority of my life to the meantime when it may just be the time.   Who might I have chatted with today?  Sure, I may have been cold, but in the words of Susan Scott in Fierce Conversations, “While no single conversation is guaranteed to change the trajectory of a … life, any single conversation can.”

What are you missing in your journey focused on shelter?  What have you deemed only the meantime when it may be THE time?

 

Published by Magdalene A.R. Mastin

Magdalene is a pursuer of all things beautiful, inviting others into a life with steady integration of all they say, think, act, eat, love, and enjoy--hopeful for a more centered, peaceful existence, both inside and out. Today, she offers spiritual direction, movement and yoga classes, and women’s retreats, incorporating contemplative Christian spiritual practices, contemporary and authentic movement, and the ancient way of yoga (with a fun side job of lifestyle and commercial photography). Past students and directees have joked that there are few others in the world as dedicated to boundaries, intentionality, rest, and weird voices as Maggie. Magdalene grew up on a small organic sustainable farm in central Indiana, raised in a family of avid readers, generous doers, truth seekers, and good food lovers. Those early experiences laid a great foundation for further mind-body-soul integrative training at Hope College (BA in English and Arts Ministry), Fall Creek Abbey (Certified Spiritual Director), and BodyWorks Studio (200hr YTT). If she’s doing exactly what she wants, you will probably find her on a porch, patio, or beach, drink in hand, dancing away or chatting about life and love and happiness with all her people, especially her partner Jeff and their three kiddos.

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