“Oh, where is the sea?”, the fishes cried, as they swam its crystal-clearness through.
There is a crack in everything that’s how the light gets in…
It is impossible to have a sense of gratitude and entertain negative emotions at the same time.
Gratitude acts like an eraser…. Or the great prioritizer ….. It will always cut to the head of the line of conscious thought.
There are many actions in my long life I would do differently with my current knowledge, but I think of those as training runs. The only real regrets I have are those actions which negatively affected other living beings. So what I’ve learned is to pay more attention to how my actions bring consequences to others.
My intention is all I’ve got, as I’m not in charge of whether joy and surprise are the result of my action. One saving grace during this lockdown time is the phone plan I signed up for which allows me free calls to all of Canada, the U S., and here in Mexico. Today I’ll try to reach old friends, especially those facing fires in the West and hurricanes on the gulf coast. Bless you all.
That I get better results in pursuit of my desires when I focus on a good outcome, then, without manipulation, allow circumstances to evolve.
Lessons learned from elders:
……Animals have souls
…..Those people without family are part of my greater family
……Don’t worry…. It’s only money
The quickest, easiest way to see this is when approached by an agitated soul. I take a deep breath, pray a quick “help me” to Source, lower the volume of my voice so they reply in a like manner. All calms down.
Not all whispers become shouts. I take the whisper as a message to remain open to change. Only when a call to action arises can i look at it, check my motives and join the divine direction.
Without dwelling on possible negative situations, regularly reminding myself of the protocol I employ prepares me.
Food ! Neutral and necessary,
The simplest remembering of who I am comes from gazing into the sky and saying out loud “Thank you, thank you, thank you”
I sit in gratitude today for 24 years of 24 hour days free from recreational drugs and alcohol.
Today is cloudy… Perfect for the fruit tree planting I’ve scheduled to celebrate this birthday.
The Serenity Prayer
I have been helped, or will be helped in the future, by all those who share their experience and knowledge instead of hoarding it for ego.
Patience, adaptability, courage
When I pause I usually discover one of two things…
It’s generally not about me
I don’t have to attend every dogfight I’m invited to
Thank you for your honesty and congratulations on your growth !
Thank you, Junior !
To drop all thoughts except what !y friend is saying makes me a better friend. Mirroring their words occasionally makes them FEEL heard and opens space for expansion of their thoughts.
I am really surprised that speaking to one’s pets was not a more popular response!
I’ve been chided for this behavior most of my life. Now I just feel sorry for those who never learned the languages of their domestic animals.. I’ve found it opens worlds of communication, most of it much more sophisticated than verbal.
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