I want to cultivate the giving of healing energy where it is most needed.
By re-membering, re-cognizing that that person, too, bears the image of God, as do I.
I attempt to listen mindfully, but I don’t always succeed. It takes effort, perseverance, and consistency. There are times I don’t want to work that hard. But I hope to see extend mindful listening with each person I encounter today.
To live this day consciously with maximum mindfulness.
Breath. Being able to smell the lemon in my water, the coffee brewing. But more than smell, the breath is my link to life, to animation.
Oh. My. Word. So many things nourish my soul! The list is very long. I’ll not name them all here, but I am grateful for each and every one.
Here are three: silence
I appreciate the quote by Meister Eckhart, “There is nothing so much like God in the universe as silence.” I find silence as being pregnant with compassion, God if you will. Now, I have to practice my own inner silence in order to be silent with God. It is ongoing, but I enjoy it.
Silence is not a void for me, but a fullness.
Being in community can be enriching and enjoyable, but I have come to the realization that it is essential and even a reality whether we feel or acknowledge community. We are always surrounded by community; angels, the entity we call God, family, neighbors, birds, insects……We can choose to actively participate or not, but I think community is the only game in town, so to speak.
I have not closed my heart to my beloved daughter but I have stepped away from her. If she reaches out to me, I will take it as a sight to step toward her and reconnect.
I think Ose has accurately stated it, “Who doesn’t?” Each and every person I encounter or think of this day deserves my thanks for having encountered me and I them. May we be blessed with a consciousness of the gift we have exchanged for those moments!
I know what you mean, Eva!!
Beautifully stated! I appreciate it, Luz.
Thanks, Elizabeth. I know that feeling and appreciate when someone has said what I have difficulty expressing!
Thank you for your acknowledgement, Amor fati. I appreciate it.
Thank you, kind Ose, for your prayers! Knowing there are compassionate and generous souls in the world who pray for our Re-membering is a great source of comfort and encouragement to me. Blessings of perseverance and laughter be yours!
Thank you, Grateful Sea.
Yes, Jamie, I am. I trust the Holy Spirit will guide me. Thank you.
Thank you, Nancy. I never thought we would be thus but right here and now we are. Nothing stays the same, though, so I keep watch and hope.
Best of success in your endeavors. Blessings of perseverance, wisdom and health be yours.
That is a wonderful gift your teacher gave you, Nancy. A person can go anywhere, learn anything if they can read!
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