I am grateful that I woke up this morning and seem to have all body parts and senses in tact. I’m grateful that I have food to eat and coffee to drink. I’m grateful for my better half who makes ,y life more fulfilling and interesting.
Breathe and as best possible be in and aware of the present. Listening seems like a reasonable venue to availability.
That change is ever present.
I work in sales, and yesterday met.a customer that I have always wanted to meet but who has been inaccessible. Nice first time experience
Uncertainty is the gift that keeps on giving to me and which spices, what otherwise could become a mundane existence. Sometimes the spices of uncertainty are sweet and savory while other times they are hot or bitter. Whatever the taste, they are present. And they usually beckon a choice from me.
For me there is comfort when I reflect on our “collectiveness” as human beings. While all unique in many ways, we also share many of the exact needs (oxygen, food, water, love, etc.). And this sharing of needs reminds me that in life’s true essence, we are united and that the same “Source”, be it God, a Higher Power, etc. is there with us.
My cats, my desk, a photo of my mother who recently passed away, a poster sized photo of 34th street in Manhattan that my husband took, memorabilia from our various trips that we’ve taken together. Oh and a box of cat toys.
Purring of my cats, wind, rain against the windows when I’m inside, the ocean.
To love despite.
To live in this moment, the now, and not in the land of “what if”.
A desire, a deep yearning to be grateful for each day, for each person and experience. This is a good place to start my day.
My spouse is kind. Not one of nurturing words, the acts of kindness speak loudly.
A walk through Central Park at various points throughout the changing seasons and noting the changes. My cats morning routine. Be on a mountain in Eze France and seeing the blue sea. The ocean.
I was possessive of my spouse. I finally, through meditation, was able to let go of this. It evoked freedom.
What impedes me is a fear of being wrong, “getting it wrong” and also this desire to “play it small”. I am reminded with this quote of Mandela,s: “There is no passion in life to playing small~in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of.”
Very perceptive about the “should”
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