The Cure For It All, Episode 107

Sometimes we try to be too big, imagining we should have super-human powers of control over the inevitable difficulties that face us. Other times we make ourselves too small, as if we have no choice at all. How might we turn back towards our lives by right-sizing ourselves? A conversation about breath, feeling life course through us, and facing the world with grace, with Lizzie Winn and Justin Wise of Thirdspace.

Here’s Episode 107 of Turning Towards Life, a weekly live 30 minute conversation hosted by Thirdspace in which Justin Wise and Lizzie Winn dive deep into big questions of human living. Find us on FaceBook to watch live and join in the lively conversation on this episode. We’re also on YouTube, and as a podcast on Apple, Google and Spotify.

The source that starts our conversation off this week is ‘The Cure For It All’ by Julia Fehrenbacher:

The Cure For It All
by Julia Fehrenbacher

Go gently today, don’t hurry or think about the next thing. Walk with the quiet trees, can you believe how brave they are—how kind? Model your life after theirs.
Blow kisses at yourself in the mirror
especially when you think you’ve messed up. Forgive yourself for not meeting your unreasonable expectations.
You are human, not God—don’t be so arrogant.
Praise fresh air clean water, good dogs. Spin something from joy.
Open a window, even if it’s cold outside. Sit. Close your eyes. Breathe.
Allow the river of it all to pulse through eyelashes fingertips, bare toes.
Breathe in breathe out. Breathe until you feel your bigness, until the sun rises in your veins. Breathe until you stop needing anything to be different.

You can find more of Julia’s work on her website, at her Etsy shop, and on her Facebook page.

Photo by Alex Bertha on Unsplash