With This Open Time…

Dear mang’Oh family,

Heading into this new week, we thought we’d share this profound and beautiful passage by Emma Zeck. It has offered us comfort and hope during this challenging time. Please share with anyone you think might love to read it!

with this open time
you do not have to write the next bestselling novel
you do not have to get in the best shape of your life
you do not have to start that podcast

what you can do instead is observe this pause as an opportunity
the same systems we see crumbling in society
are being called to crumble in each of us individually
the systems that taught us we are machines
that live to produce and we are disposable if we are not doing so
the systems that taught us monetary gain takes priority over humanity
the systems that create our insecurities then capitalize off of them

what if we became curious with this free time.
and had no agenda other than to experience being?
what if you created art for the sake of creating?
what if you allowed yourself to rest and cry and laugh and play and get curious about whatever arises in you?

what if our true purpose is in this space?

as if mother earth is saying: we can no longer carry on this way, the time is now – i am reminding you who you are. will you remember?

– Emma Zeck

Wishing you all health and wellness,

Erica and Cindy