Thanks for Learning With Me

A Sunday morning’s crisp air whispers into my bedroom, filling my lungs with fresh newness. Everyday I wake to celebrate my engagement in the universe, the unspoken but ever present connections we are all drawn together through in Heartspace. Come in here with me.

Standing under a grey lid filled with rains waiting to pour, I look to the forests surrounding my home. They are pregnant with exotic beauty, subscribing only to the grandiosity and inevitability of nature’s beauty. Resting assured in our relationship, I remember their constant service to all living things as they draw in carbon monoxide and produce oxygen in an unending cycle with me. I reciprocate every moment of the day, and we are mutually dependent.

With my sporting shoes on, I walk to tea downtown. The treads of my shoes pad softly on the hard concrete, and my hand floats along the hedgerows lining the sidewalk. I slowly peel the seeds from a stalk of grass and sprinkle them along the way, and stop to pick a flower. Birds hop across the ground, a vision quest for breakfast filling their minds, while a yappy dog barks at the idea of me outside her fence.

My arrival in the tea shop involves a dance of easy humor and calm flirtations with the barista and another customer. I borrow a newspaper before resting into a chair, the warmth of my ginger twist tea tinging the palm of my hand. Somewhere around me the universe swells and contracts, all in perfect balance without my interference- yet wholly dependent on me in this moment.

Different understandings of Heartspace are a gift we can all relish in. Thanks for learning with me about my own understanding.

Written by Adam Fletcher, this article was originally posted to Learn more at!

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For almost two decades, Adam F. C. Fletcher has led international outreach focused on engaging people successfully. Working with thousands of youth-serving nonprofits, K-12 schools, government agencies, international NGOs and other organizations around the world, his work spans the fields of education, public health, economic development and social services, and includes professional development, public speaking, publishing, social media and more. He founded the Freechild Institute for Youth Engagement, SoundOut and CommonAction, as well as writing more than 50 publications and 500 articles. He has also established 150-plus community empowerment projects.

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