We are all born unique, which means there is always a difference, and at the same time, the source is the same. To me it is about respect and having the courage to set boundaries, lovingly
My daughter was two and I felt I was such an inadequate mom, always looking outside for advice, information, answers to my doubts…. I was also working full time and this did not help connecting with her and my home.. I now realise that my heart is the best guide, I work part time, and feel much closer to her. I have taken stewardship over her upbringing and I am immensely grateful to have found adequate education for her.
Just listened to the talk of Mary O’Malley on the Self-Acceptance Summit, she spoke about her book “What’s in the Way Is the Way” … I felt both curious and inspired to see my challenges in a different light, and now even more reading this question
It teaches me about my longings but also reminds me that things are not always what they seem and that we all have our own challenges, this helps to let go
– Stop practicing gratefulness.
I have been back in Johannesburg for a week and anxiety was creeping in… it now gives me solace to be back on this site.
Grateful for precious time with family and a beautiful holiday
Thinking about past and future
Having a good laugh
That my daughter is priority and for this, I need to take care of myself first. So grateful at the moment because we got the place we were waiting for at a special education school. Wishing all parents to be able to get adequate education for their children
Thank you for this imperfect, messy family, for this beautiful food, for the mountains and clean air, the sun, the moon and the stars
I agree dear Anna, thanks for the feedback 🌼
I am following the same Summit with passion Carol, and loved Martha Beck’s comments on how wild animals live their pain, not without resistance but without judgement, and then surrender when there is nothing else to do… so there is pain but no suffering…. which is 1% of their life while 99% is made of presence.
Christina, on my side, I wish I hadn’t got married, things would have been much simpler and at the age of 49 I realise it was never the right institution for me
I agree Erin, I used to want to be more extrovert until I learned the value of introverts, thankfully we are all all different
Thank you dear Anna 🌼It’s good to hear from you again! Yes, this site is a good place for me and I am glad to read everyone’s thoughts
Me too dear Anna 🌼
Anna, you don’t need to judge yourself bad for judging others, I think of judgement almost as something inevitable, part of our mind chattering, I have found myself recently judging family members for being intrusive. I must say this quote also helped me letting fly the thoughts and loving people anyway
Thank you for this wonderful parable, made me think of the extroverts and introverts and how we need each other 🙂
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