M I N D F U L ☼ M O N D A Y S
The staff at the NEC has been reading and reveling in adrienne mariee brown’s book, Emergent Strategy, and so should you. Described as “radical self-help, society-help, and planet-help”, this text is guiding the work we do personally and professionally.
Here’s a quote to start off your day:
“Remember you are water. Of course you leave salt trails. Of course you are crying.
Flow. P.S. If there happens to be a multitude of griefs upon you, individual and collective, or fast and slow, or small and large, add equal parts of these considerations:
• that the broken heart can cover more territory.
• that perhaps love can only be as large as grief demands.
• that grief is the growing up of the heart that bursts boundaries like an old skin or a finished life.
• that grief is gratitude.
• that water seeks scale, that even your tears seek the recognition of community.
• that the heart is a front line and the fight is to feel in a world of distraction.
• that death might be the only freedom.
• that your grief is a worthwhile use of your time.
• that your body will feel only as much as it is able to.
• that the ones you grieve may be grieving you.
• that the sacred comes from the limitations.
• that you are excellent at loving.”
– adrienne mariee brown
Photo by: Brittany Kleinschnitz, NEC Office and Event Support Staff