The longest day, Summer is here.

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” ~ Dr. Seuss

The weather reminds us that nothing is permanent. I’ve been meditating quite a bit lately. Nothing takes you back to the practice like something dramatic. This story isn’t about summer, it’s about change.

balorinthoughtBalor, my beloved dog of almost 13 years passed away a few weeks ago. He was an intuitive light in my world, always there for me through the ups and downs. But now, his light is present and will remain in my heart. The emotion is a bit too fresh but I will have a post about his presence very soon.

I’ve cried from grief, from love, and from joy. In times like this, crying is necessary, therapeutic. I used to think keeping my emotions inside made me strong, but the opposite is true. You need to fully embrace the experience, crying and all.

As I posted pictures, my search came up with this article from Elephant Journal that couldn’t have been more timely: Crying & Grief: The Meditation That Works.

Balor made my life brighter, he taught me so much. I hope he feels the same. The smiles are slowly starting to come through. This too shall pass away.

All Things Must Pass” ~ George Harrison