It's time to reorganize and redefine. This blog, formerly known as Way Opens, is now called Moving Into Mindfulness. I have changed the title to reflect the new project I am developing of the same name. I want to separate this ministry -- and I now accept that it is a ministry to which I am called -- from my professional website, Way Opens Center. The companion blog on that website is specifically about topics in the Alexander Technique and the other somatic energy healing work I do.
Moving Into Mindfulness gives me more latitude to write about my adventures in mindfulness practice, what I am exploring spiritually, and in all other areas of my life. I'll post more personal reflections, stories, dreams, memories, fears, joys, and questions. Lots of questions.
I hope you will follow me on both blogs, and I hope you will support my Alexander bodywork practice by becoming a client and sending your friends to me, too. I do need to make a living, after all. I am entering a period of uncertainty about my so-called career, and I actually don't know at this moment what I will be doing to earn a living. Will it be in addition to Way Opens Center or instead of it? Will I have one full time job with benefits or many consulting gigs? Will I become a barrista at Starbucks or work the checkout line at the local grocery store? I don't know the answer to that today.
What I do know is that I have turned a corner somewhere. I do believe that my Moving Into Mindfulness project is a response to a call, and I am excited about developing a workshop and series of classes that I plan to start offering as soon as possible. So I am stepping out in faith, knowing that if I stay open to life as it arises and practice accepting life on its own terms, interesting opportunities will present themselves.
I am held, as we Quakers like to say. I am not worrying about what I will eat or what I will wear or how I will pay my mortgage (to paraphrase Jesus). I invite you to follow my writing. Looks like it might be an interesting adventure!