Today, know that you do not need to rely on your personal will, energy, or effort to do your work. Feel Love as the source of your power. Rest in Love's movement. Don't try so hard. Trust Love's wisdom and effectiveness as it moves through you and others.
Today, know Love as the source of attention.
Love gives attention to everything in your life that needs it - your thoughts, your heart, your schedule, your finances, your career, your relationship, etc. Love gives attention to everyone in your life that needs it - gives approval and affection and purpose and clarity just where it is needed.
You are not generating this attention with your own will power or wisdom and energy. If you believe you are personally responsible for attention to yourself or others, you are setting yourself up for a sense of failure and despair and the constant sense that you do not have enough skill, discernment, or time.
Today, if you feel anxious, rushed, or worried, pause. Feel and trust Love's present, wise, affectionate attention attending to all.
Two jobs for today:
1. Feel Love as your source of energy. This energy is not self-generated or maintained, but flows through you.
2. Keep in mind your highest sense of mission, your dearest intentions in any activity. When you have too much to do, this will help you know where to focus your attention, what to let go. This will help you prioritize and outwit distraction. If opposition to your work arises, this will help you know which battles to fight and which to let go. It will give you courage and hope. It will help provide vision for others involved in the same activities.
Tarn Wilson is the author of the memoir The Slow Farm and numerous essays. You may read more of her work at tarnwilson.com.