For the first year of the pandemic, I did drop-ins every day, with various groups of mindfulness teachers or on my own. It was a no-brainer, as EVERYONE was affected, and in some of the same ways.
When the Maui fires were burning and blowing across Lahaina, killing 100+ people, leaving hundreds missing, and causing tens of billions in damage, that was different. Like many, I felt hopeless. I have a few connections there who raised funds, and the moment I promoted them I realized that might not be a good idea for a variety of reasons.
I'm from the outside and the few friends I have on Maui are fine and are in fact helping others.
One thing people always need is space to feel their feelings and be with their thoughts. It's a gift to be able to do that with others who have the same intention.
And it's a luxury when the event that brought you all together hasn't affected your daily life.
Wherever you are in the world, wherever you are in your life, you can benefit from sitting in silence and allowing your life to unfold in front of you.
Put out the welcome mat for 15 minutes on Thursdays. For Maui, and for yourself.
May ease find you.