love, life, and the pursuit of liberation
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking over these past few weeks about the direction of this blog and the direction of my life. Many of you have been with me since the beginning of this blog (2008!!) when it started off as a chronicle of trying to conceive. You may have noticed the ebbs and flow of topics- when I’m actively in a cycle, every single post is about some nuance in this frazzled fertility landscape. Every heart ache spurred some cosmic/spiritual reflection trying to make sense of it all. And in between there were glimpses of my “real” life.
At this crossroad where ttc isn’t my life or even the scale by which I measure it, I wonder how this blog will change or if I should start over elsewhere. Then I read this article by the esteemed teacher Deepak Chopra. He discusses how the world is evolving from dualism to non-dual consciousness. In short, we are moving from this knowing of the world as separate physical and spiritual/mental to one that “which traces reality back to mind and beyond mind to the very potential for mind.” That what we think informs what we call reality. That spirituality isn’t some convenient thing we call on when the physical is in trouble.
I am also reminded about the name of this blog and of my first tattoo. Liberty. My thoughts, my life, my physical are here to better understand this connection between mind and body. In THAT is true liberty.
So this means I’ll be staying for a while, grappling with my theories and ideas of freedom and how that manifests and interacts in my physical life. You’ll see a lot fewer updates about trying to conceive. You’ll see a lot more about my growth in Spirit. You may see pieces about fitness and health. You’ll see a lot more of me.