“Oh, where is the sea?”, the fishes cried, as they swam its crystal-clearness through.
I appreciate simple communication. To speak and listen without interruption. To be comfortable with silent spaces. To hold hands when words fail. To let our energies transmit what there are no words for.
Most of the time I still walk with great curiousity for the material manifestations I find along the way, picking up many with the thought that I “need” them. Little by little I’m becoming more discerning and am able to “let go” of my attachments almost immediately, lightening my spiritual backpack. My goal is to move in complete faith, trusting the wisdom of the cosmos to guide me.
Pause. Examine my emotional attachment to outcome. There are many times when the most productive response is none.
I love to switch from a hug to a Spanish “abrazos”, which lasts longer, gives time for non-verbal communication to work, and most importantly is done without chattering through it. Some people are frightened by intimacy though. Holding both their hands and nodding while making direct eye contact is respectful of the currently timid.
The serenity prayer states it simply:
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference
I interpret this to mean
: On what issues do I feel compelled to speak out to preserve my self-esteem, my sense of integrity?
Any display of racism in my home, indifference or deliberate cruelty to .those without a voice: plants and animals, small children, the elderly, the incarcerated.
It makes me happy to be of use. My heart opens and love pours out
For me to embody means to act with my body the values I hold dear. Today I will be.kind to all sentient beings I encounter even when their values seem the opposite of mine, realizing that each person is acting from the knowledge and conditioning they have been given. All of creation has purpose. I will honor the dark as well as the light.
Silnce makes me notice my resistance to silence. Monkey chatter increases before subsiding.
My conscious contact with the God of my understanding, talks with the natural world, especially my animals. Self forgiveness
Also pranayama breathing and this site.thank you, thank you, thank you.
Being grateful is the trait I cultivate by my practice of cherishing and holding each experience of feeling grateful.
Give to others in need
My heart because I can communicate intention to it and it responds with my highest wisdom
Anything can connect me to the sacred when I’m truly present ….. My dog joyously running what I call “happy circles” comes to mind. How blessed I am to be his witness
I’m a morning person. I’m optimistic almost every morning as I greet the manifestation of our creativity and give thanks.
Thank you. It is the simple, familiar rituals that can act as life rafts to souls lost in the storms of life.
I love this too. It reminds me each manifestation has purpose.
I love this response, Mark. I’ve spent my whole life trying to I understand that I am not the center of the universe, but that it would be incomplete without me. Thank you.
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