look for the treasures, be mindful,
Getting to the space where there is stillness, gives rise to being able to look out with fresh eyes, where everything is more alive and vibrant.
Making this the habit of mind is a goal.
A fun, kind, generous, thoughtful, interesting, friend’s visit, some guidance on how to instruct beginner TiaChi, an offer to help, a blessed weekend was had.
tai chi– moving through and in silence. I am so grateful to have a Tai chi master who has guided and informed my practice.
Beyond holding this sadness I feel in response to seeing and hearing exclusionary practices in the region I call home, within a container of happiness, I will enjoy the company of a good friend.
Years ago I would change the lyrics of Song of Joy to just the words Thank You and then I’d sing it to the space I was in. These days I come to this practice space. I also redo the Mindfulness Pillar of the Foundations of Well Being course. I also put some attention to trying to express thank you in ways that hopefully are meaningful for the recipient.
I’m very happy that I have a happy thought.
If love be like light when passed through a prism all of its colours are held within. Although I thought I was attentive to extending appreciation, I can see what, where, when and who I have unintentionally and maybe even intentionally withheld this colour or frequency of love. The list of who may well be as long as my life.
If in deed one of the basic needs for a contented life is appreciation or recognition of our value- to experience knowing that our efforts and intentions are...
If in deed one of the basic needs for a contented life is appreciation or recognition of our value- to experience knowing that our efforts and intentions are
valued. Will it then be a signal that we are connected, part of the great flow of a kind of love in the world? Then I shall begin with myself: to understand the experience of appreciation, given and received, within myself. I might then be better equipped to recognize when and where and how I can contribute to another’s
knowing that I valued their intentions and actions and words. Maybe this is an aspect of wishing a person be happy. As to the past, repair may or may not be possible outside of wishing them happiness. As to the present, it will require being present.
Improving recognizing when I’m confounding past and present, processing the experience, releasing the distortions and shifting to the present.
I find playfulness with people where I feel a sense of kinship. I actively seek out opportunities to laugh. As to adventure– everything is an adventure, some readily enjoyable, others not so much.
Les Miserables– innate capacity once awakened enables a compassionate approach to life; that coming to this understanding needs to be nurtured by others/ community/society; that is it difficult; that we need to use our strengths; when we fail each other in this; their suffering will be our suffering. And the truth in – we cannot truly love in the absence of understanding.
hmm– my pondering led me to consider the concept of the 4 facets through which the light of love falls – good will, being happy for others, compassion, and to have a steadfast open heart -mind free of any conditions– and that maybe as these strengths are built the letting go would diminish, and the loves would be passing through.
a rare occurrence in experiencing daily activities– in pondering the question, I can see that I have more opportunities in a day to experience appreciation, wonder, awe… hmm– a reminder to give my attention more fully to my activities
How life is. The need for self compassion and mindfulness and connection to expand beyond the notions and conditioning that led to the ideas about how life should be.
hmm- my mind went to how I approached gratitude in response to receiving an act of generosity that was an expression of giver’s valuing my well being as worthy of giving their knowledge, skills and talent, competences and resources in dental care. I’m hoping I was successful in expressing this and my happiness, and my relief, in my thank you. Interestingly another outcome of this experience was the deepening of the experience of receiving. And a lesson on how supporting a public health in...
hmm- my mind went to how I approached gratitude in response to receiving an act of generosity that was an expression of giver’s valuing my well being as worthy of giving their knowledge, skills and talent, competences and resources in dental care. I’m hoping I was successful in expressing this and my happiness, and my relief, in my thank you. Interestingly another outcome of this experience was the deepening of the experience of receiving. And a lesson on how supporting a public health insurance program that included dental would enhance a sense of living in a safe, caring community. And that this would be an expression of — may I be healthy, may you be healthy.
hmm- the interpretation I gave was– How does the fully lived ( body, mind, soul if you will ) experience of gratitude enhance my desire to relieve the suffering of another? Maybe it is these energies that help me to have the sincere desire or wish to act to alleviate the suffering of another.
body fully relaxed, silent mind, expand, wish to be what love is, comes, a smile forms
Thank you for putting words to my confounding and confusions. The path opens. Like rain, It felt good to say these frailties out loud. The sun is shining on the seeds. Thank you
thank you for your reflection– your expression of gratitude was contagious… it motivated me to rekindle my own repentance… the price and the joy of being human … expanding our capacities of compassion for self enables compassion for others… it is a good day … Amitofo
thanks– I was searching for these thoughts–
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