Monday, July 2, 2012

and it goes like this...

and it goes like this...
Life is fleeting. We spend so much time trying to set ourselves up to live that much of that life isn't really lived at all. I think collectively as a species we are recognizing this. There are gentle reminders every day to just BE here.

I believe that all of us have a fundamental need for connection on some level. We seek it, we thrive in it and we hurt when it isn't found. Every single being on this planet needs a Tribe. I say this because I found mine or it found me last year when I was asked to be a part of something that just seemed really fun at the time. I said yes to an adventure without fully being aware of how much that moment would set a course chock full of extraordinary life moments. Moments so incredibly magical I will never be able to entirely express the enormity of them in words.

Tribe Touchstones
Meeting with my Tribe for the second time at the Oregon coast this year was a gift. One that will continue to lend itself to me in the years ahead. These women fill me up. They inspire me. They bring out the absolute best of me. Most of all they show up as their true selves wholeheartedly. That is the real key to connection right there.

The conversations were a mixture of silliness and deep introspective moments. Tears and laughter were equally spilled out into the room with the teal couch. Sand was caught between our toes and paint was flung across the room. Every single moment lies like a beautiful tattoo on my soul to be cherished forever.

I imagine I will have much more to share soon as I gently make my re-entry into life at home but for now I just want to marinate in the absolute beauty that happened last week and to say thank you. Thank you to Rebecca, Sarah, Meghan, Emily, Elizabeth, Sophia and Melissa for this week. I love you all!

8 comments:

  1. This was so lovely and spot on -- and I am so very grateful to have shared such wonderful moments with you. I have come to rely on your quiet confidence and kindness - and delight in your smile and laughter. I am so sure of you - and all of our Tribe sisters. Thank you for sharing yourself with us.

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  2. Love this, Celina. The shared moments were certainly a gift to me, too. I know I will hold on to all of it as such a precious time. Already looking forward to next year. Much love to you and all our Tribe sisters.

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  3. Love you, dear!! Thank you for capturing the essence of the Tribe! So grateful for you :) Much love!

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  4. Thank _you_ Celina! Love you so very much.

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  5. lucky lucky you!! sounds delish!

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  6. it sounds like it was exactly what you needed and that makes me happy.

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  7. I am grateful for you from deep, deep down in my soul. Your heart and wisdom meet me every time we interact, and I cannot thank you enough for always being you. These words are gorgeous, and oh so true. I'm blessed that I have this CONNECTION with you. :)

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  8. have read some of your stuff---really cool thoughts----but where is God??????? religion/relationship with ur maker??? anyone...... i'm not sure...maybe i missed it!

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