“When you feel the swell of life around you, simply drift…”

—Mark Nepo, Author of The Book of Awakening

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How often do you feel the tender and inspiring aspect of life around you?

Who are the people, where are the places, and what are the things that lift you up and carry you through your days?

Where do you experience a strong sense of resonance and belonging that touches your heart and soul?

How long do you linger in these moments?

Explore this list to see if any of these events strike a chord:

  • The embrace of a loved one
  • Observing acts of kindness or generosity
  • Children playing
  • The many beautiful aspects of nature
  • Examples of personal excellence and mastery
  • Music
  • Art


Create a list of 5-10 moments in which you feel the swell of life. How can you linger and drift with these feelings more fully and more often?