Thank you for this beautiful question and thoughtful answers. I will make time to be more mindful of the trees in my life today …
The storms of life are humbling me daily. With that is an increasing sense of vulnerability, gratitude and a desire for peace, quiet, simplicity and true human connection.
On a good day, I believe there is a universal rhythm, beat and flow that we are each invited and quietly encouraged to attune to. I am blessed at times to feel connected with this universal heartbeat, in the company of others, and we silently dance together. This is a rare and precious dance for which I am grateful, when it happens.
Today I am praying for the courage to show up as best I can and act.
Standing rooted, connected and open, whole in / to the present as it is; showing, committing and engaging fully as the humble human I am called to be. Accepting, trusting, allowing life, people, things to be as they are.
A discomfort or aversion to strong emotional responses, whether my own or others.
How satisfying it is to weed the garden …
Spring bursting forth with full-bodied beauty, enthusiasm and great gusto!
A lot! Unconscious habits of anger, judgement, resentment, shame, an outdated ‘poor me’ narrative and getting caught / stuck there… also a whole bunch of physical stuff from the past – paper, books, clothing… time to let go, let go, let go … Thanks for a great question, and all for your thoughtful reflections ??
Good morning /day / evening all, I am with Kevin, Sarah, Angela and I am guessing many, many more. When I am quiet and still enough, get out of the way and truly listen, spirit is always there/ here, and seemingly always has been.
I am very grateful for all of the people, communities, situations and experiences that have led and continue to guide me back to the ‘Great One’ (yes, even greater than Wayne Gretsky in his day …)
My parents, grandparents, guardian angel ...
My parents, grandparents, guardian angel aunt, partner and extended family and friends are the main ones. The list goes on.
Mother Nature too! I walked yesterday in a rural part of our urban city which has more horses than people. I do not know horses at all, but may return to slow down and listen more. The one I met up close was a beauty! I have little idea what he was thinking or saying, but his energy was very gentle. So many opportunities and invitations now to hear more wise and subtle voices …
Many thanks to the gratefulness.org community for this site and all who connect here often. What a gift you are. With gratitude and much love for the moments , challenges and adventures of your day, KC
As I practice listening and surrendering to Spirit, I focus my attention on and commit my time, efforts and energy to the people and things that matter. When I ignore that ongoing commitment to connect, again and again, I retreat into an unconscious no. In terms of the nature of my Yes, I prefer a small, quiet reaching stepping, walking … I don’t think the world wants or needs a big, clanging, robust Yes from me these days …
Family dinners – especially Sunday. I love the way they continue to evolve, from what felt like an onerous burden to past generations, to our current focus on sharing a meal and being together. Everyone contributes and participates as they wish / are able, Fussing is optional, as is suffering. It is my favourite meal of the week! Family is generally a few friends these days, which is just fine. Such a nurturing ritual.
Thank you so much for this question and all the thoug...
Thank you so much for this question and all the thoughtful reflections.
Wishing all a good week ahead…
Judith, Thank you so much for sharing these thoughtful words, and for introducing Gladys Taber. Her writing sounds kind and gentle! Warmly, KC
Thank you for mentioning the challenge of asking for help from others. I find that a tough one!
Beautiful. Thank you! ?
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Mary, Isn’t it a treat, that each generation can add their wee bit to things! I feel like the no fussing / suffering optional approach was a gift from the previous generations, especially the women, who seemed to carry too much of the load. The younger generations seem quite free of that, which I love! ? KC
Beautiful Michele. Such a gift to have those memories ?
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