Retired from old mindsets, reactions, and labels in order to tumble about joyfully in a loving, laughter-filled, existence.
Smiles, hugs, words of appreciation…
When I died in 2004…
No greater peace, joy, love, acceptance, release, trust, fulfillment, or state of being fully alive.
By walking kindly, harmoniously, in Oneness with the Mother.
I am one with you,
You are one with me,
We are one you see,
When you hurt, I hurt. When you heal, I heal!
Compassion, resilience, integration or reframing. How to take caca and work through it and make it into a bridge of growth, understanding, and compassion that serves others too.
Perfectly answered by so many. Simply put, for myself, I’d say, inner and outer world in loving harmony for and with each sentient being.
Over thinking it in the middle of the night. Aka anxiety. Let it go after letting it tell me what underlying value it has and acting on that value. Anxiety, the emotion, may equal conscientiousness as a value for eg. Take conscientious steps as a response.
I grew up without much of a love for books. Though I loved them really. I was not diagnosed with dyslexia until late adulthood. I learned to read with confidence at age 16. Reading became relaxing, informative, an adventure, educational, and sacred. So much so, if I don’t spend time reading, writing, reflecting each morning, I miss the best part of my day. It’s incredible that I’ve had three books published.
It’s a long game. Pace yourself.
On the other hand, especially from the dying. Don’t waste time on the trivial problems, the small hurts, love is what matters most.
I’d say there hardly has been a day of my life in which I have not seen this as a reality. Some days more than others. Some days I am the pourer or perfume, other days the receiver, and on many a bit of both. If I do not see it firsthand, I read about it, watch it in movies. I see the opposite too of when hatred is contagious. Yet I believe that love and kindness overcome always. More than ideals, reality as a personal experience.
Yoga, a medative prayer like walk, journaling.
Starting the day I ground with these three morning questions…
What can I look forward to today?
What has the potential to cause me stress today and how will I respond to it?
How do I want to feel at the end of the day, and how do I make that a reality?
All shall be well.
Light needs and brings with it shadows! Doubt is good. For me it has been at least. Keeps my beliefs under question and alive at the same time. “Take a stick to your idols and see if they ring sound” to paraphrase Neitzsche.
Yes, I’m 61 and get what you’ve shared. So true.
I take this from Susan David’s Emotional Resiliency. A great practice. So helpful
Ditto as I answer at 3.30 am.
It sure is. Thank you Michele. A whole new world awaits to explore and serve in.
Please do. I don’t remember where I got them from in the first place.
I’m in California and fly on the 21st of May. Wow!
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