I suppose listening and being open
I believe at that time I was searching for employment and it was difficult time. Now financially we are more stable. Also I was more worried and anxious because I did not have a strong connection even though I had strong faith. Today I have worry, judgement …. and anxiety but I seek and use tools to deal with my conditioning. I think I live closer to my hearts desires and I want to continue trusting what unfolds.
I can be more generous with my forgiveness
I play with my dog. Its totally refreshing. I also plan structured fun activities daily with my kids in school so we can all keep in mind the bigger picture of our lives.
Envy lets me know I am in a limited mindset. I have a scarcity feeling. It is time to re affirm my self and my value. It is an opportunity to examine where it came from and recognize the belief behind it. If I can see how I came to believe that scarcity mindset I can know it is not worth having any more. It does not serve me. Maybe I can let it go
being centered and peaceful
I notice where my mind is focused and bring it back to the present moment. Anxiety and worry usually bring me away. I’ve learned that they can steal my life and that it is a full time job to be aware.
mindfulness and connecting with the present moment
I do it often for kids in the classroom. It doesn’t come as easily to me otherwise but it is worth thinking about and being mindful of. It is a good exercise for me today.
tend to my own heart and soul. I am undergoing some stressful event so I have to take care of the pain.
Having practices like generosity, gratefulness, meditation, and watching my mind and how it is acting/reacting is what helps me most. .
This is a hard question for me. I teach and I think I am good at helping kids reach their potential. Right now I am continuing investing time in grant writing so my students have more opportunity. However I see my mission in teaching as caring for the whole child. I really like creating safe places for kids and people to interact together.
Walking in nature
Different things at different times
My current challenge has a root in early childhood experience. I think nurturing a wounded child and being there for her helps me deal with a current difficulty in relationship. My higher self has a chance to take action if needed. I’m not there yet. Just dealing with the perceived blow. For me it requires a lot of patience.
Any heartache and there have been lots brought me to seek meaning, to question and seek solace. Experiences of awe like birth increase my sense of higher power. Going to different christian churches throughout my life introduced me to different approaches to relationship with self, Universe and others. Authors, teachers and guides also inspire and support me to keep believing. Finally the Buddhist tradition has offered me more insight into moment to moment experience of spirituality.
“……Imagine all the people living life in peace…..” and all in that song.
About 10 years ago I was frustrated with my attempts to give up smoking for good. I started to ask the universe for help. I said I would pay forward. I paid for cups of coffee etc etc without anyone knowing.. One day I went to a restaurant and I made a decision to not to smoke and on top of that to order a healthy salad. The waitress said someone wanted to pay for my meal. it was anonymous. I felt the power in that seeming co incidence. I never smoked again. I have often thought about that ...
About 10 years ago I was frustrated with my attempts to give up smoking for good. I started to ask the universe for help. I said I would pay forward. I paid for cups of coffee etc etc without anyone knowing.. One day I went to a restaurant and I made a decision to not to smoke and on top of that to order a healthy salad. The waitress said someone wanted to pay for my meal. it was anonymous. I felt the power in that seeming co incidence. I never smoked again. I have often thought about that incident. What I am left with is that intention is powerful and so is knowing that we are all interconnected in a friendly universe.
control and the illusion of it
Thank you Francine. I am reading Colin Tipping’s book Radical Forgiveness and it will I think help me to have a more accepting perspective. It promises to be interesting and just what I need right now
I like what you said about rewriting or redoing or revisiting the past and separating from it.
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