In the heart of winter we practice staying.
Staying with the sleepy clouds that want to linger.
Staying with the slow melancholy that comes upon us.
Staying with slower pace and a little dreamy hope.
What does it mean to wait through winter?
To not just let it pass by, but to really savor it?
Try a "soft routine." Refine your routine.
Bring a little more focus to your personal care.
Add tea a few bubble baths.
Release a little of the over stimulating projects.
Release the over planning and the many endless goals.
Release the need to judge your practices.
Allow your practice to unfold. Sit with what arises.
Define your own way meditation practice.
Practice staying. With kind, warm, comfortable attunement.
See what unfolds. Allow winter to warm your tired bones.