I have previously heard, “If you want to get things done fast, do it alone; if you want to do things well, do it together.” Extending this sentiment to this question – good, meaningful work is possible when we move from me to we.
Cultivating physical strength provides a useful model – by doing, by breaking down, by resting and building up; and doing it again. The From where is everywhere.
Surely an opportunity will present itself – now I will be well primed to receive.
Peace – very much needed and overdue. Unconsciously I push this feeling away, constantly postponing its full experience until tomorrow, and only momentarily and intermittently do I pause to experience and appreciate its nature and presence.
The whole picture. The reality, or at least something closer to it.
Indeed both love and fear motivate. Love, however, leads to that which is enduring, comprehensive, unwavering, and deeply satisfying; fear leads to that which is temporary, narrow, often self-serving, and ultimately disappointing.
The Gratefulness community; always a calm in the storm!
Too many things, unfortunately, as I just need to be present.
Believe only the omniscient can fully know and see the ripples, whereas it is our role to have faith and awareness that they exist.
Our strong orientation to “others” as part of our design means when we are with others our thoughts are always focused, to some extent on them – wanting to please, to use, to help, to escape – whatever one’s inclination, the thoughts are nonetheless on them. Solitude can unbind our thoughts and allow meaningful work on what is most meaningful to us, whatever that might be, unbound from the other in our presence.
By maintaining commitment to good work, focusing on the ideals and goals, rather than the impediments.
The universality of experience. COVID-19 is attacking all countries to which it spreads. All are impacted to different degrees, primarily influenced by how easily the virus is spreading. This reminds that regardless of geography/country, we are all impacted by the same. With this in mind, I am reminded and surprised by the power of good, and the global potential of spreading positivity, positive action, and positive impact. Impact one (as did COVID-19), wherever you are, and you can impa...
The universality of experience. COVID-19 is attacking all countries to which it spreads. All are impacted to different degrees, primarily influenced by how easily the virus is spreading. This reminds that regardless of geography/country, we are all impacted by the same. With this in mind, I am reminded and surprised by the power of good, and the global potential of spreading positivity, positive action, and positive impact. Impact one (as did COVID-19), wherever you are, and you can impact the globe in less than 3 to 4 months.
It’s the difference between an abundance mentality versus a not-enough mentality; between wanting to give versus wanting to take; between appreciation for the present versus desperation for the future.
On a mountain overlooking the plains of Rajasthan, India – humbled and part of something infinitely great.
Bed linens and pillows.
A passing encounter, likely about 18 years ago, with an individual whose name I’m not sure I even received. The interaction lasted for likely no more than 5-10 minutes, but he posed a question to me in a way that prompted the self evaluation needed to refine, and ultimately change, a key career decision. I’m certainly a believer in the power of connection – through the eyes of others we may increasingly know ourselves.
The billions of stars in one galaxy, the billions of galaxies in the universe, the trillions of cells in one person, the microscopic design of the cell, and the wonderful perfection of it all – humbling and inspiring.
Control, at least for the next 20 minutes over lunch; then, maybe I will try to hold on just a little less tightly.
In the same way that passing gas creates a foul odor for not just others but the individual, emanating good from the self positively impacts the self, as well as others.
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