Monkey mind and lack of grounding, mindfulness, presence, acceptance and being with the present moment as it is. Lack of gratefulness and appreciation as well. As others have said, being caught in the past or future.
Thank you so much for this question, and the many thoughtful reflections. Blessings for many beautiful moments in your day …
That being and feeling fully alive is in the body, is best in the safety and comfort of others or in the safe container of solitude and beauty. It is about connecting deeply, inside and out, in a safe, spacious, aesthetic space and / or outside connected with nature.
Funny. This time of year I often celebrate the miracle of a safe, warm, dry home and the quiet, persistent sound of the heat moving through the vents into each room. We were fortunate to have the furnace ducts cleaned recently, and had a lively conversation with the technician. Such a seemingly simple thing, or not. It provides a huge blessing to our home!
show up, connect with the full bodied heart and soul of love, do and be her imperfect human best as she feels called, supported, companioned and challenged to be…
when, as she feels disconnected – Pause ….show up, commit, surrender, reconnect ….
When / as ready, willing or able, begin again …
I have been moved by much goodness through my life. This website and community is guiding and companioning me to become more conscious of the goodness that this moving, holding, guiding, companioning and sustaining me, and my part in honouring and living fully through and from that goodness. Thank you! 🌞🌻🐌.🌱…
Always returning and beginning with daily practices – in the morning, through the day, at the end of the day, and as life happens. I feel very humbled these days, and so begin again…. with deep gratitude for this community, and all who contribute to make this website possible. 🙏🏻
Daily practices help a lot – yoga, mediatation, reading, writing, walking … the invitation these days is to slow down, listen and experience more, do less, choose well, be more intentional about what I say yes and no to and why, do less and savour / cherish more!
It is so difficult and necessary to accept how uncertain and mysterious life really is, and how very little understanding or control I or we really have!
To meet this day with no expectations, I would be forced onto my metaphorical knees, doing my best to face, meet and deal with life as it is and arises, and surrendering with whatever grace and ease I can muster. Perhaps it will become more of a dance with the river of life … Much better that than fighting, forcing or drownin...
To meet this day with no expectations, I would be forced onto my metaphorical knees, doing my best to face, meet and deal with life as it is and arises, and surrendering with whatever grace and ease I can muster. Perhaps it will become more of a dance with the river of life … Much better that than fighting, forcing or drowning I suppose!
‘These things happen, dear …’. My beloved Aunt came into my life in my late teens. I was blessed by her quiet, dignified, wise presence for many years. She was always there with and for me. Her unconditional acceptance, presence and love met me in a place where I felt lost, alone, confused and was ill prepared to navigate the challenges of adult life. I miss her dearly, and am grateful for her enduring kindness, acceptance and love.
As my father ages, our relationship and conversations are becoming more challenging. When / as I practice gratitude, I am able to find a deeper acceptance of each of us and the challenges we each face – my father as he ages, and myself as I learn new ways to be with and support him while honouring myself and my own voice and needs. Ultimately it is so much larger than either or both of us, which I believe is where gratitude fits in, on a good moment or day!
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 …
When I consciously choose to be grateful, my energy shifts to a more positive, healthy and life giving place.
Thank you for this beautiful question. I am struggling to face the days this week, and will aim to bring reverence to the moments and tasks of this day. I look forward to experiencing how it feels, and appreciate everyone’s reflections so far. Warmly, KC 🙏🏻
When I express gratitude rather than simply feel it, it nurtures, deepens and reinforces relationships and helps them grow.
Thank Amor. I appreciate that. Will check in there later. Warmly, KC
Thanks Tom. I too find that starting with love of self is such a wise and healthy place to begin. I will check out the Sharon S link. Warmly, KC
Hi Amor Fati, Are you able to share a few of that self regulation practices that you have found or find helpful? I too find these practices invaluable, and so agree that we can gift these same practices to children as we learn them ourselves. Warmly, 🌻 KC
Tom, I so appreciate your approach to being open to all aspects of life. I especially love your metaphor of being open to sadness, failure and self-criticism as parts of your quilt of life…. I am slowly learning to be open to and weave the darker bits into my own quilt of life, allowing them to find and take their place rather than dominate and take over. Thank you! 🙏🏻
Beautiful Amor fati. Thank you. 🙏🏻
Thank you Journey. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
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