“Oh, where is the sea?”, the fishes cried, as they swam its crystal-clearness through.
The yearning for connection….or, perhaps more accurately….
The yearning for reconnection.
I don’t see Kevin’s post. It reminds me of my gratitude for his steady, accessible wisdom.
Just before reading this I harvested greens for my daily salad….lettuce, kale, broccoli, parsley, cilantro, beets. During harvesting I remembered that this is a sacred task…separating the chosen plants from their existence in the garden among their “family”. I promised their energy I will make the best use I can of this transfer to MY energy family, to be endlessly transformed and reused within The One of which we are all a part.
I attempt to greet each new manifestation with: Welcome. What have you come to teach me?
Pride comes first to mind
To care for another I must leave my own ego and open myself to experiencing another’s reality. For the moment, my self-centered monkey chatter is silenced. I gain observation skills, my practice of empathy moves a slight bit closer to the universal compassion I hold as my intention. I am reminded once again that I am part of a greater whole.
Today it’s the wonderful. photograph of the day…..
Which can be seen as a fragile sprout whose shadow foretells the size and strength of its future…
Or, as a grown palm tree seen from the air…a survivor in that sea of sand
Gratitude is about the present moment. The past is gone.
Every day I receive from this site your wisdom, dear strangers.
Most appreciated are notes to someone who continues to live with grief or suffering. At the problem’s inception much support is given, but it’s easy to forget the courage it takes to live day after day with physical or psychic pain. Today, may I remember those who have the courage to go on and send a note applauding their strength.
Use breathing exercises to maximize acceptance, reduce worry and physical pain
Because of a wonderful conversation with a neighbor late yesterday, I awoke full of love for others…..warts and all. We are all exactly where we are supposed to be, doing what we’re supposed to do, within the plan we already agreed upon within The One, of which we are all a part. No fear. My job today is to stay in awareness.
The human touch can lessen suffering. With permission, take the hand of the sufferer and listen with an open heart and the intention to reduce fear and the feeling of separation all painful situations bring.
Glowing fire in my chiminea,
Delicious red wool Hudson Bay blanket
And the greatest of these is:
I find this is especially necessary when I am cooking for others. In my desire to please I can forget that the gift for my guests comes not from me, but from the sacrificed lives….be they plant or animal…. that I prepare. A moment of repose for the cook gives me time to remember my priorities.
A good reminder that grace can never be manufactured. It is a gift.
God, Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The courage to change the things I can, and
The wisdom to know the difference
May you, and all those close to you who are struggling be blessed by the infinite s source of power.
Aine, thank you for bringing up the power of pen to paper. It connotes an intimacy no electronic communication can match and can be read over and over.
In rereading this I ask myself…..ARE there many wrongs in the world, or is that perception only mine?
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