Sunday, March 3, 2013

Dealing with empty nest syndrome

“Survival lies in sanity, and sanity lies in paying attention...the capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention.” ~ Julia Cameron, The Artist's Way

I'm paying attention to my daughter more now, since she is a senior in High School.  I can see our precious time together shortening. Soon, she will be off to a college, and I will be left to embrace myself again. I am experiencing delight in paying attention to my daughter. In watching her launch, I also learn how to relaunch myself. Her capacity for embracing the new in life, I remember well from when I was that age.
If this is sanity, then why do I feel like I'm going crazy? Maybe I'm mixing up the bitter sweet feelings for "madness".
Remember, Life is change. Embrace the change and grow with it gracefully. Find the delight in it and you will shine.

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