I will try to slow down the hectic pace and monkey mind that saps my energy and gives my inner critic a lot of power. I am going to expand my awareness of Being and not doing…..
And focusing more on the good things in my life.
When I waver and feel fearful I pause and accept that dark times and difficult moments are always a part of life. I think of people who performed heroic acts even as they too had fear: Rosa Parks, Abe Lincoln, Anita Hill to name a few. I also recall past difficult passages I got through and take comfort knowing that this too shall pass.
I would be happier and less frustrated. When I view events, people, situations as burdens, I rob myself of joy, tire myself out from anger and resentment. In other words, I push myself into an uncomfortable corner where I feel alone, depressed and misunderstood.
The sun is shining brightly and the skies are blue and cloudless. My inner mood is not so grand, I am veering towards fear and anxiety. Was it Vince Lombardi who famously said that “fatigue makes sissies of us all? I need to shake the blues and get back to hopefulness. The Covid numbers in California where I live are appalling. I don’t read the news but that negative news finds me… thanks for listening, I had to put this out there so I can get back UP!
Keep it simple, keep it true. Listen to your heart, your hopes, your fears, all of it. You are your best guide. This week, let’s all be especially kind and generous with yourself and others — these are difficult times and there is a lot of hot air, fear, negativity capturing our attention. I pray for steadiness and patience as we wade into unknown waters.
This too shall pass……
simple and effective. Be well my friends.
In spite of wearing a mask that covers a smile, I can smile with my eyes to another masked person. In these troubled times it helps to be seen and to acknowledge each other. Many of us are lonely, isolated and fearful; and miss connections with others. So we smile and silently wish others well.
Ouch…my regrets feel like accusations of my weak character…so the first step for me would be compassion for my mistake. And forgiveness for disappointing myself (and others). We can’t get through our lives without errors in judgment, impulsive actions and behaving badly. These are lessons in the classroom of life.
Years ago I read some inspirational material that suggested that we give our first thought to God or your concept of spirit upon awaking. Before you leave your bed… I have found this a helpful tool as I have struggled to quiet the fearful voice in my head. It sets the stage for a calm entry into the new day and reminds me that I am not alone.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Courageous, generous, brilliant.
I want to be kinder to myself. To stop judging myself harshly. To treat myself as I would treat one of my friends. To relax the unrealistic high standards and to retire the judges robes. Really. Perfection is overrated.
My godson who struggles with health issues. As he grows from a child into a young adult he experiences the world with a number of challenges. I pray that he will be guided to find his way in this life and to find his own type of happiness and meaning. Blessings to all children and young adults as they move into the bigger world.
Being a caregiver or performing acts of service to others is really a gift to me. We are in this life to share our energies, hopes and resources with others. When we approach our final act, all the trappings of success, material wealth and possessions really mean nothing. How did I perform as a child of a loving God during my brief time on this earth? The gifts and spirit we each enjoy are meant to be shared with others…family, our pets, the people we know and the people we will ne...
Being a caregiver or performing acts of service to others is really a gift to me. We are in this life to share our energies, hopes and resources with others. When we approach our final act, all the trappings of success, material wealth and possessions really mean nothing. How did I perform as a child of a loving God during my brief time on this earth? The gifts and spirit we each enjoy are meant to be shared with others…family, our pets, the people we know and the people we will never met. And we must apply caregiving to our own wellbeing. Be brave, be strong, do what you can.
When I don’t know what the answers or outcomes will be, I veer into fear and apprehension. I doubt that my good will come to me. My imagination goes on a binge. I would be happier and at ease if instead I opened my mind to the possibility that what happens will be positive and spacious. That perhaps there will be good news.
My physical body. COVID19 has impacted my focus on keeping myself toned, breathing, and stretching. I feel jammed up. I need to take care of this healthy body to keep it tuned up and whole. Thanks for reminding me of this with the daily question! Peace all around!
thank you so much pkr! best to you!
Yes. When I stop fighting and resisting hardships, disappointments and move into acceptance my suffering is reduced. We are living in historic times, for better or worse. It’s imperative that we adjust our reactions to get through these tough times with full hearts and joy. Sending my support outward as we each struggle with the questions.
Hope that your bones mend up soon Judith.
You are welcome Misty. Have a peaceful day and do something foolish!!
So true. Prez Obama inspires us, comforts us and reminds us to demonstrate our best behaviors and always strive to do our best. I am so proud of him. How we miss him and Michelle Obama, but they are still with us. Blessed be.
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