Today, give up your opinions and outlines for what you think the day should look like. Create a plan, sure, but be gentle with it, yielding to Love's deeper calls. While we think our goal is accomplishing items on our to do list to our standards of excellence, Love cares more that we forgive ourselves and others, have affection for ourselves and others, listen to ourselves and others, have the courage to have difficult conversations that weren't on the schedule, and give up opinion and broaden our perspective and compassion. Love loves accomplishment, but Love also loves humor, play, rest, and connections - with nature, ourselves, our community.
Tarn Wilson is the author of the memoir The Slow Farm and numerous essays. You may read more of her work at tarnwilson.com.