I am sitting in a disaster of a room, one in a state of limbo, floating between what was my office and what will be my yoga room. This morning I focused on moving stacks of books from the floor to the bookshelves - one shelf for yoga, one for spirituality, and one for recovery. As I arranged and sorted, soft music lilting through the air, I was overcome with emotion. I have read most of these books, highlighter in hand. They have shaped me. These books, all tidy on the shelves now, are bits and pieces of my very soul.
I am sitting in a disaster of a room...and I see beauty in the chaos...I see me. Because life is a beautiful, messy, disaster. There will be sick babies and loved ones lost. There will be last minute changes and broken dishes. There will be friends who disappoint and stresses that seem too great. But there will be beauty all the while - in the music in the background, the warm embrace and the empathetic smile.
On this last day of 2014, embrace the beauty that surrounds you...that is you. Count the disasters as blessings, for without them, the beauty would not shine so brightly.