Indeed only God knows. All I know is that which I intend for good may be used for bad and that which I intend for bad may be used for good. And that which is good or bad now may not be so in the future. Such is the peril of judging outcomes as opposed to intent.
The gift of time and consideration are most precious of all; notice the someone within the suffering and the strength of their endurance.
To preserve – protect, prioritize, and take pause.
Boundaries – I slightly modified our family plans at the last minute this morning and my wife not-so-subtly reminded me of the value and importance of follow through.
I can take a second longer to pause at the end of the day to express gratitude and appreciation for a day well lived. Indeed our lives are the sum of our days.
Awareness, humility and imagination.
Not sure, but will do as much “right” as I can today to prevent adding to the “wrongs”.
My eyes see broadly, I hear fully, my muscles are relaxed and ready. My body is content in the moment. Just now.
All people are inherently gems, infinitely precious. It is common for many to hide that preciousness, sometimes even from themselves, with arrogance, resentment, impatience, anger, deceit, and generally turning in – their brilliance is indeed hidden from many.
Everywhere when my eyes are open, nowhere when my eyes are closed.
Waking, morning prayer, reflection, connection, action, giving, receiving, growing, and, of course, sleep.
Be grateful for the strength to persevere and take the next step.
Humbly and sincerely connect with others, giving and sharing collective wisdom and strength. Minimize all else.
The continuous cultivation of myself and my community.
Not sure – but to the extent that I am intentional in engaging humbly, reaching out, and take down my defenses and safeguards, that distance between myself and others will decrease – in their absence and without committed intention, the gaps will widen.
The daily symphony of life.
I find that part of the power of prayer for me is that it is an opportunity to literally give voice to my deepest convictions daily. I suppose only the future can tell what new ones may be just beyond the horizon.
Compassionate, sincere presence in all its shapes and forms – the best medicine for so much of what drives individual distress.
Amidst the infinite things and experiences for which I am grateful for, indeed life’s challenges continue in some shape or form daily. Through humility and recognizing the constant need for effort, individual focus and support from others and beyond, I push forward.
Work to fully see, appreciate and humbly engage in the work of the day and in interactions with those around me. Then do it again tomorrow and the day to follow.
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