As I get ready to fly to France to go visit my mother, the word 'safety' keeps popping up in my mind.
A note from my daughter on the kitchen table wishing me safe travels.
The horrific story of the Sandy Brooks shooting, and the shattered sense of safety it has re-awakened in our collective consciousness.
Safety as in loving kindness prayer:
May I be safe
May I be at peace
May I be at ease
etc . . .
And last, and most importantly, the safety to be found in mindfulness practice.
Wherever I am, wherever I go, and regardless of external circumstances, dwelling in awareness is the ultimate refuge and protection from mind's troubled waters and from the unsatisfactoriness of an unpredictable world.