Yesterday we reached 104 degrees Fahrenheit. This temperature is not unusual for this geography for this time of year. Still, it’s hot.
I woke up this morning to a gentle rain and at 6am it’s only 78 degrees. We are projected to reach a high of 84. Ah, blessed relief.
All of this reminds me of RAIN and the guidance provided by American psychologist and Buddhist meditation teacher Tara Brach. She teaches radical self-compassion for dealing with challenging feelings. While Tara didn’t invent the acronym, she has gone on to provide much comfort to many with her teachings.
Here’s today’s haiku:
investigate and nurture.
Smile to your relief.
For more information on Tara Brach’s teachings see: https://www.tarabrach.com/rain/
For more information about Tara Brach see: https://www.tarabrach.com/about/