Today like every other day
We wake up empty and scared
Don’t open the door of your study
And begin reading.
Take down a musical instrument
let the beauty we love be what we do
There are hundreds of way to kneel
And kiss the earth.
This inspirational poem by Rumi reminds me of the capacity we all have to make our own music. To create our own thoughts. Of course, our environment shapes us. But can we also shape ourselves? Neuroscience has shown that are brains have plasticity. We can recreate pathways in our brain- for the better. So let’s give ourselves permission to think of things that make us happy. To touch our hearts, take a deep breathe and be with the beauty of life.