What is it?

What is it that helps you to love, to be real, to be free?
What is it that helps you to awake from the slumber of your conditioning?
What is it in your life that helps you to re-member truth?
—Robert Holden from “Happiness Now!”

If you listen to, if you listen to the water
You will hear the sound, you will hear the sound of life
—Traffic, “Hidden Treasure” from the album “The Low Spark of High-heel Boys”

Music, poetry, sitting, zen, caring for my home, caring for myself, reading, writing, learning to relax and just be.

Fortunately, my psychiatrist agrees that a short-term medical leave from work is needed to help be regain that equilibrium, that ability to deal with life that I seem to have lost lately. The key is to be gentle with myself.