And so we begin again in 2017 (December 27, 2016)

Dear friends,

For nearly seven years
we have reached across lifetimes and languages
to reach each other
and find common ground in this love letter forum.

And so it is our purpose as people —
to know love, to be love, and to express love.

Thank you for gifting me with this opportunity to share my
wanderings with you on this page, in this space.
I am very grateful for that.
As I mentioned in last week’s love letter,
I am moving on now to publish a weekly inspirational Monday morning wake up email for Romemu, a Jewish community based in New York City that seeks to integrate mind, body, and soul.

I hope to see you over there so we can awaken together.

Please register here to continue to receive the words of our shared human experience.
The first post will sent to your inbox on Monday, January 9 if you sign up for it.

You are the love letter I have always been writing about.
I am eager for our paths to continue to cross.
Humbly yours,

Meredith Levick [founder and author of Morning Love Letter]

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New adventures ahead for Morning Love Letter (December 19, 2016)

Dear friends,

Come with me on a journey from here to another place.
You’ve taken my hand this far,

and I trust you’ll continue with me along, slowly and steadily.

Recently, during a vinyasa yoga class,
the instructor directed us to arch our right hip out and reach our arm forward
to touch into the future.
I felt an ache and then a relieving of tension.
I pushed past the not knowing and allowed myself to be as I was.

When I did reach, I touched an alternate reality

in which the choices that I made when I was young(er)
landed me in a place other than here.
Then I lost my balance and fell to the mat,

with my knee tucked under to catch my fall.

Civil engineering fascinates me.
Can you imagine building a bridge and then walking across it?

Come to think of it,

that’s the entire human experience.

So here we are, investigating the human experience together.
We’ve been here since April 2010,
when I had this wild idea that I wanted to
share words, visions, dreams, and anecdotes of stumbling and dancing through life

with all of you.

After nearly 7 years, I am taking a hiatus from Morning Love Letter

to pursue other artistic adventures.

Among those endeavors is a weekly inspirational Monday morning wake up email

I will be authoring for Romemu, a Jewish community based in New York City that seeks to integrate mind, body, and soul.

I pray you will join me over there.
Please register here to continue to receive the words of your Higher Self.

I will wind down 2016 and this current iteration of Morning Love Letter next week, for one final poem from my heart to yours, before transitioning to other adventures beyond this page.

From my diary to yours,

Meredith Levick (humble founder and author of Morning Love Letter)

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Morning Love Letter (December 12, 2016)

Let it be simple,
let it be kind,
let it be freeing.
Release the weight of the burden of a story that doesn’t need to be yours.
It wasn’t intended to be your birthright or battle cry
to the finish line of a superficial competition.
Put down the sword.
You don’t need to become your brokenness.
There is no courage in running after other people’s dreams.
Let it be gentle,
let it be generous,
let it be

Love,

Your Higher Self

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Morning Love Letter (December 5, 2016)

This could be nothing special,
another Monday, another hum drum commute to work,
the same ol’ salad for lunch,
scrolling through my phone mindlessly,
empty smiles in the office and on the street,
making a routine out of it without even knowing it.

Or I could make it spectacular,
filling up the moments of my day with the knowledge
that it’s all miraculous,

down to the rain falling at my feet
and the feel of the woolen scarf around my neck.

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They elected a rainbow of emotions (November 28, 2016)

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Because I needed to (November 21, 2016)

I didn’t have to make excuses

or pretend things were a certain way as I was bending backwards
to fit inside a checkbox
to make you feel good.
Because I needed to —
that’s when I stopped or didn’t go or did decide to try that out,
on a whim on that afternoon when I didn’t expect to do much
of anything at all.

Because I needed to —
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And in the autumn (November 14, 2016)

The sun rises early, and the moon comes soon.
I feel time expand and contract with the hour shifted,

top to bottom, bottom to top.
I bend forward 360 and find myself upside down
on the preconceptions I had of wearing gloves again

as the skin on my knuckles is slowly beginning to crack open
from the force of the wind.

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The empowering (November 7, 2016)

Keep moving.

That’s what (s)he tells me.

No need to linger too long in the stories that drown us.
Reach up your arm,
grab at the sky, at the light,
find your way into something softer, more true,

more rigorously honest.

Get serious
about laughing more and worrying less.
Nobody ever controlled their lives by worrying more and

living less.

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This is true (October 31, 2016)

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The giving & the taking (October 26, 2016)

mll_10-24-16Take a book.
Return a book.
Pick up what you need.

Let go of that which no longer serves you.

Leave behind the people, places, and things that drain and disappoint.
Carry with you the riches of reliable friendships, the vulnerability of song, and the freedom of an open landscape.

Reduce your carbon footprint.

Always make time to get lost.
Take a book.
Return a book.
Trust that who and what you left behind was right and true for a time and belong(s) in your (hi)story, like sunflowers belong to the earth.
Wander into generosity.

Travel lightly and lovingly,

Your Higher Self

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