My true nature? Well, I am a tiny bit of all there is, all that exists in this vast, amazing space. I try to be aware of that as much as I can as it fills me with awe and wonder and joy. Life is hard, painful and difficult and there are times when I’ve had quite enough of it, thank you very much. But what an experience! Those experiences are what have shaped me and made me who I am. And as long as I am alive I can go on learning and evolving into my true nature.
I am lying in my bed with the patio door open as it’s warm and sunny. It is quiet and peaceful and I can hear the gentle trickle of water from a stream that runs into a pond, which is surrounded by colourful flowers and buzzing bees. Birds are coming and going, bathing in the stream and I am safe, loved and have everything I need.
This moment is all we truly have. Everything else is either the past or the future, held or worried over in the mind. To sit with this moment, just as it is, is beautiful and I find great peace there.
I am grateful for questions that really make me think about my attitudes and perspective on life.
Wishing everyone a peaceful day.
My spiritual growth
Sense of humour
Love of all nature
Strength of character
Ability to be a good friend
Sense of justice
What a beautiful, gentle way to be in this incarnation. Thank you for this, Michael.
I need to cultivate more acceptance of my situation. It can’t be changed so it has to be embraced. Gratefulness for what I have and the people in my life I have found is key to this.
Coming onto this site everyday feeds my soul. Reading everyone’s reflections helps me to feel connected.
My respect and wonder for all life in all its forms.
Nesting time is here
Irrepressible life is
bursting into song
I was inspired to write this haiku from watching the birds collecting nesting materials that I’ve put out for them in a shrub that is itself bursting into leaf and forming flower buds. It gives me such pleasure to have a part in helping them bring forth the next generation that will visit the garden in the future.
My challenging situation is a chronic, exhausting, debilitating illness that has kept me virtually bedbound for the past 17 years. The gift has been that I had to work at developing my spirituality or I would have gone under. I now (mostly!) have a sense of inner peace and contentment that I never found when I was younger and more active. I’ve been forced to be still in every sense!
Nature is the most awe-inspiring art form that fills me with bliss and gratitude. I love to work with this when I design and plant my garden. Writing too, is an art form that conveys our thoughts and feelings and can touch the soul as deeply as anything visual or audible.
Sending you love and courage, Michele x
Hang in there Shaun. Here’s a hug to help you along 🤗
You make a very good point. Sometimes we just expect more from someone than they can live up to and we are left hurt and confused. I hope you can find a way through this and find a place of peace again. With love x
Ha ha Kevin, I can relate to that! Many of my body systems are out of kilter but it still keeps breathing which amazes me!
Jeana, I’ve just realised I wrote the same thing as you! So lovely to feel connected to you 🙂
Dear Kevin, maybe you have learned to bear it with dignity and not allowed it to turn you inwards, closing yourself off from others?
I suffered many years of constant back pain following an accident but it has improved immensely now I’m bedbound. Silver linings eh!?
Happy Birthday Michele!
Have a wonderful, memorable time with your daughters. xx
Thank you, Doreen. That has really helped me today xx
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