Awakening to Tranquility in the Here and Now
Tranquility isn’t the first thing I think of when I think of practicing law. The intensity of practice, the issue-spotting mind, perfectionism, living surrounded by conflict? The “Four Perils” of the law don’t seem like they make a lot of space for tranquility.
But think of that moment in the courtroom or conference room or classroom when you feel mindful, when things are in flow; when you’re absolutely focused on what’s in front of you.
Think of the energy – the, “I’ve got this!” sensation. Think of the joy of that.
Now, look for tranquility. Along with the mindfulness, focus, energy, and joy, is there also a sense of ease, of being just where you need to be? Is there a sense of turning towards, with an open mind, open heart, and open hands, steadily, easily, peacefully? Call it flow. Or call it tranquility. Whatever you call it, I hope you take a moment, if you can, to enjoy it.