As always, summer is flying by here! In New England the warm and sunshine-y months are treasured, as they are only a small fraction of the year in this part of the world. Despite our limited time to indulge in the summer, I still find myself occasionally complaining about the heat and humidity. Recently, I caught myself in this mindset and decided to pause and re-appreciate the season around me. As I stood outside under the shade of pine trees, I looked up and saw a hawk watching me from the power lines above. It was a humbling and beautiful moment as we looked at each other -- he even stayed long enough for me to take a picture!
I often find that reading articles for the VOICE give me an opportunity to stop and check myself, similar to my hawk-moment. This month, they remind me that all mantras and lessons (and Masteries) can be powerful in different contexts; that mind, body, and spirit are all of equal importance; that we can overcome the blocks in our professional and personal lives if we take the time to acknowledge them. I hope they are able to shed insight that is just a valuable for you this month!
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Beth Ann Miller is an MFA candidate in Writing and is a native New Englander. She has a professional background in editing and higher education, and enjoys working with youths in the arts. Her stories have appeared in online and print journals and she is perpetually at work on new creative projects.
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