“Begin at the Beginning.” Those are wise words from the enchanting childrens’ book Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson (written in 1955). I always found this concept comforting as I ventured into uncharted territory throughout my life. Beginnings can be terrifying, but they can also be beautiful. New starts, clean slates…there is something refreshing about approaching everyday as if we are beginning anew.
Introit, meaning “entrance,” is the opening of the celebration of Eucharist in the Christian religion…more often associated with liturgical sects such as the Episcopal church, the tradition in which I was raised.
Invocation, meaning “to call upon [God/deity] or summon,” comes from the Hindu tradition…the current expression of my spirituality.
An Introit begins a Mass, and an Invocation begins a yoga ritual (Kirtan, etc.)
And I…I begin at the Beginning of this blog. I begin a new chapter in my life, documented here.
I would like to express my immense gratitude to all of the people in my life who have helped me get to this moment. I look forward, in awe, of what is to come. Blessings to all.
“Lead us from the unreal to the Real.
Lead us from Darkness to Light.
Lead us from Death to Immortality.
Om, Peace, Peace, Peace.”
-Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 1.3.28