My curiosity which has led me down very interesting rabbit holes. Creativity and empathy would be up there too.
Picking this up at the back end of the day. So my comment is in the past. Helped my daughter: privilege to help; privileged to have a daughter who wants my help; privileged to be able bodied enough to do so.
Experiencing the gift of meditations on Insight Timer. Freely given but I personally know none of them.
Also just got through my tea in the morning and getting ready for the get go. I will keep this question in mind during today in my interactions. It may temper a tendency to be a bit suspicious of people. A small dose of that is healthy protection. But a larger dose stifles seeing that good. I’ll be seeking to get my dose right today.
A bigger question than I at first thought. People I meet who may somehow be impacted by me and I will never know. Random interactions in the web of the world have consequences we do not see. If I ever have lineal descendants beyond my kids I won’t even be alive to see what my contribution may bring. A sobering moment.
Committing to treasuring the experience of living in this body rather than living in a brain isolated from contact with this wonderful gift. I’ve spent a time this morning letting go the brain thinking and gradually inhabiting the body. A little help from binaural beats with whale sound made it easier!
Most of the way through today and I’ve either not been paying attention or I haven’t found a wrong to right in my immediate space. Obviously there are bigger issues out there in the world but I don’t have the mettle to seek them out. Maybe the question is a bit polarised. Often things are not one or the other.
I can probably teach anything in my life experience to a willing pupil. Am having that challenge at present with someone close whose life is a bit chaotic at present. I can teach what can help but only she can open her ears.
Experiencing some time out with my adult daughters. I felt my heart glow.
Marijo Puleo. Discovered a great set of her podcasts. Lots of angles on mindfulness and meditation and spirituality.
For me, bearing witness to this extraordinary life experience, loving and caring for self and others, and keeping as fit as feasible in mind, body and spirit to enjoy the ride. That great fullness also has its more challenging side, and I’ve had a good dose of that in recent years; but the lighter comes with the darker. I guess that balancing them both is a an art!
Having gone through a number of bereavements in the past couple of years I’ve become a little more open hearted to those around me and also more kind to myself.
We need some boundaries as some people are excluded from our life for good reason. But with most there’s no really good reason. Sometimes people are excluded for bullying reasons which needs some bravery to break the group’s code. I guess it starts with an “hello”.
You’re welcome Palm. I have been finding great benefit in it so far.
Deb, in a nutshell what was in my thoughts.
Carol something of that resonates with me around the darkness. Having had my own moments I was drawn to a Koan that jumped to mind when I read your contribution. It goes:
Step by step in the dark— if your foot is not wet, it found the stone.
I’ve pondered this for the last year and oddly get solace from it. It could be that the darkness of the uncontrollable world is one step into the unknown at a time. Or it could be the optimism that sometimes my foot doesn’t g...
I’ve pondered this for the last year and oddly get solace from it. It could be that the darkness of the uncontrollable world is one step into the unknown at a time. Or it could be the optimism that sometimes my foot doesn’t get wet.
Jess, so very sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you.
I agree. I often try to do more when doing less may be right. Also (picking up on Ed’s point) patience is what I need more of and, results in slowing down and probably doing fewer things.
Prayers from me too.
I like that thought, Pilgrim, that the exclusion could be of oneself. How easy it is to cut ourselves off from compassion to self.
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