Today, work on letting go of what is not yours to carry. We often carry the psychic weight of family members' suffering, and we carry fears for our friends. In an effort to help, we sometimes carry, not only other's emotions, but also their responsibilities. We do for others what they should do for themselves for their own growth and sense of efficacy. Today, before you take on responsibility for others, first feel Love present with them, guiding and sustaining. Before you take responsibility for others, feel Love present with you, giving you peace and affection and wisdom in your words and actions.
Tarn Wilson is the author of the memoir The Slow Farm and numerous essays. You may read more of her work at tarnwilson.com.