With everything expected of us as practicing lawyers; and as teachers, parents, children, siblings, partners, and citizens of the world…with everything we take on, how can we have enough energy for mindfulness? How can we reasonably expect to have energy left for anything else at all?

I don’t know. But what I do know, or notice, is that the energy I put into mindfulness, if it’s joyful, comes back to me in abundance. Somehow, paying attention moment to moment with courage, with grace, investigating each moment without wishing it were different than it is, all with irrepressible joy? That kind of practice gives me the energy to get up the next morning and do it all over again, even with a ridiculous to-do list hanging over my head. 

I can’t really explain why energy for mindfulness begets more energy for mindfulness, but can you relate? Do you know what I mean?