All of life is interconnected. Sometimes I am awake to this truth sometimes I’m not. I’m making a contribution (whether positive or negative) without necessarily knowing it because I’m not always attuned to interconnectedness. Daily reminder: Gratefulness practice is the way to wake up!
Besides the suffering they are living with, I bring up other stuff – the subjects we normally talk about. And introduce levity whenever appropriate – laughter is the best thing!
Doing what I can to preserve sacred irreplaceable old growth forests in my province through donations, learning, direct and indirect activism because we need the trees more than the trees need us. I’m learning to behave like we’re in an emergency – which we are.
My partner has presented me with an invitation he extended unilaterally which impinge on my time and space both days of this Thanksgiving weekend. The gift is an opportunity to learn forbearance and flexibility, to rise above irritability and feeling “put upon”, to choose to transform it into something positive. I can already feel my energy shifting as I share in this hospitable space.
Drop into a heart space. Read a poem, listen to music. Be quiet.
The glorious autumn colours from the window of a humble rustic lodge in a still (relatively) wild region of British Columbia. That’s three!
Lying in bed with morning tea my husband beside me, daily Essentrics workout, coffee at a favourite local cafe, planning, preparing, and eating our wholesome evening meal, reading my current book, watching a carefully selected show on tv. May I take none of these quotidian joys for granted.
Today is Orange Shirt Day now known as National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada – a national day to commemorate the dark and racist legacy of “Indian” residential schools and commit to the ongoing process of reconciliation.
I’m wearing my orange shirt, recommitting to learning and listening, on the path of recognizing misplaced settler superiority and becoming an ever more honourable ally.
Being healthy in bodymindspirit, being in relationship with friends, family (some of them anyway) and creation, being a learner, being an engaged citizen.
It’s sweet magic when you meet your dear friends who you haven’t seen in 18 months in a totally random place at a totally random time. What to do but go for a celebratory lunch (with wine of course) at a beautiful oceanside restaurant!
My sister’s Bichon Frise, Noel, who had to be put down today. She and Noel shared fifteen years of loving companionship and I’m so grateful for that.
Be openly affirming of close ones, acquaintances, public officials at every opportunity! Make the good vibes the most audible and visible.
Every time I witness goodness prevailing.
I feel it’s more WHO than what I want to look at – to regard -more deeply today, Response: eyes, smiles, laughs, expressions of joy, worry, affection, vitality, weariness ….in the faces of those I meet today (with and without masks).
Don’t sweat the small stuff.
Well in this middle of the night moment of clarity, it appears to be me. Time to be kind to be myself in relation to a sibling where there is hardly any reciprocity. Sad to say the healthy choice for me is to minimize my emotional investment in the relationship. First step: stop following on social media. I feel better already!
Oh do Mica! It’s an approachable and intelligent program for all ages! I’ve never looked back since discovering it 3 years ago.
Right on Linda!
Your response is wise Holly. My family also mythologizes wounds – I appreciate the cogent language. Thank you for giving me a thread to pull on.
Thanks Holly. I appreciate the affirmation!
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