I am grateful, gratefulness found me at last!
To continue practicing self compassion, to see what I am able to apply from formal meditation and prayers in my daily life. See no difference. To be truly grateful to experience awe.
In the kind embrace of a child, or a mother engulfing the child do I sense great aliveness in my life, but more than that when I feel the safe heaven of refuge or getting an answer to something so painful and irrational as a presence or a open space do I come alive, hence the depth of my mind as a sense. Sensing beyond all things great and small good and bad beautiful and ugly, knowledge and ignorance is the ever present seed of that which gives it existence makes me come alive.
I have been holding on to many things wanting to let it go. The most important one is aversion to pain. I read somewhere we are hard wired for pleasure. I do not think so, if we are aversed to something we breed dislike but love being healing I wish I could look at my pain with kindness. Theoretically I know it so well yet experiencially I am unable to let it go. Letting it go I intitutively know the feeling of freedom and release and space of peace.
Mary thank you thank you thank you, as I am practicing self compassion I realise so many things that it is overwhelming yet there is a gentle guidance from within holding me. I have been led to mindful meditation which is so different from what I have been doing praying and waiting for patiently to connect and take refuge within……..yet now I realise mindful meditation is such an important tool which can be so helpful.
Today I had a beautiful thought which occurred in my reflection in the morning I feel to share with you and all here” All dharma lead to ME and are limbs of truth and can support each other, have reverence for all’
I felt safe and tranquil. Mary your friendship and support from all here means a lot to me. Thank you once again. Love to all
Thank you, I also do the loving kindness meditation and thanks to Mary now practicing self compassion meditation. Take care
Thank you beautiful
How I see myself as if present there while you narrate your experience. In other words seeing what coming alive is, as I struggle to bring my sense to see no difference between spiritual and non spiritual as there is no distinction only in our mind. Thank you
The sound of real laughter…….so wonderful
Also today’s word for the day points towards that. This post is a continuation from the one below
Mary thank you for pointing out with the words ” your Goodness” I forget that and take it for granted. And when I forget as if it does not exist and self doubt and war happens inside me yet I am lucky to see or observe as a third person. Self compassion is like being grateful all over for the gift of life and opportunity given to us. I pray every day hey Krishna karunasindhu…..which is Hail lord ( the ONE who yokes our land and makes it conducive Krishna) an ocean of compassion. Yet I could not connect and still fail most times to apply this gift given to us. In all sincerity and seriousness Mary Thank you, without embarrassing you.
So beautiful…….for the line control is an illusion all I need to do is trust. Thank you
Mary I am making progress as in the self compassion meditation was so needed. God sent you to me.
HalloDiane, congratulations on your coming 39th year of togetherness. And blessings to your daughter for a peaceful, loved and cared for life ahead. Bless her with love. Bless her with all good in life. Bless her with courage born from faith.
Loved reading your post
Hallo Debbie D, I was happy to read your post. I too have joined recently but feel like I have been here for long. Mary guided me on to selfcompassion.org and how that is helping me. I hope to read your poetry.
Thank you so much Pilgrim.
Pilgrim I could not get to the link. Is it online? Is it under workshop events?
Thank you for your reflection. Helps a lot.
Aine thank you for your reflection.
Mary I admire you.your reflection helps me too. Lots of love
Antoinette, loss of words for your boys and you. All my love.
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