My meditation, prayer, and mindfulness practices have brought a new sense of peace as I let go of details. I am also releasing attachment to my sense of control and illusion of being able to plan for anything.

With this sense of peace comes a fear that the peace will dissociate me from reality. Especially as a parent, I feel fear that feeling such peace may lead me away from the responsibilities I hold dear to my heart.

“I am afraid I am becoming less aware.” I said today to a trusted, wise, and beloved old friend.

“I hear nothing that indicates you are becoming less aware.” He replied. “In fact, I hear many signs that indicate you are becoming more aware.”

My mind is pretending not to understand.

My heart knows he is right.

Where is your mind playing tricks on you these days?