Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Truce Card

I have many best friends. And I have one all time like woah, we do better the more time we clock, she's got my back, in-it-to-win-it, let's-do-this-thing best friend. Melissa is an Interfaith minister, an astrologer, a traveler, a tarot card reader, a writer, a documentary film maker and a vegetarian. Yesterday Melissa met her dad for the first time in 25 years. There is no way to prepare for this kind of event. Except maybe there is. Because after years of practice, abiding in faith and deep breaths, she was.

Thank you Melissa for teaching me about the Truce Card.

The 4 swords represent all you can do in any situation:
1. Show Up
2. Be Present
3. Tell the Truth
4. Don't Be Attached to Any Outcome

In every situation in life all we can do is our best. As Don Miguel Ruiz brilliantly points out in The Four Agreements, our best changes from moment to moment. That's why we KEEP STAYING PRESENT. The truth is freedom, end of story. And then the work is letting go. Inhale: LET. Exhale: GO. If you've done 1, 2 and 3, you're finished, relax.


Jess said...

love this. and love you two.

AshB said...

Love you too Jess and I'm super proud of you for your practices with the truth.

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