I can ease the path of others by putting their needs over my own whenever possible and by being an active listener, by giving them my full attention, by providing words of encouragement.
Keeping a positive mindset all day.
That’s simple —- Old habits and behaviors learned from my childhood. How to work through that? ….still working on that one…
My partner does — I’ve never felt so loved. We just shared our one year anniversary this past weekend. For sure he energizes me….I’m still working on showing up as my most alive self- my mood is often triggered (in a negative way) by the smallest things that this is difficult. I like how it’s put in this question though — show up as your most alive self — I’ll try to think of it this way more often.
The weeds will always be there in some form. You can pull them out…stash them away…but the still come back in some form. The key to a fulfilling and prosperous garden is to maintain the weeds, keep them at bay, but understand that you can’t ever fully keep them out of the garden. Sure, there are chemicals that will kill the weeds, but that’s only artificially masking the problem. Hard work and self truth and understanding is the answer.
I value my life. Investment in self improvement will lead to more positive thinking, and self awareness.
Anytime I am reminded of how tiny I am compared to the vast universe around me — I’m thinking in particular of videos you’ve probably seen which zoom out from earth -to the solar system- then to outside the Milky Way galaxy. When we think of how tiny we are compared to that, and then think of all that happens on this planet that appears like a tiny dot from Mars…. our existence is a miracle.
-a warm shower
-a hot cup of coffee
-raw oysters from Maine
-airplane travel (pre-covid)
-spending a few minutes sitting outside every morning—enjoying that I can now do this year round
-hiking and spending time in nature
-going on adventures with my partner
-listening to music – classical, rock, bluegrass, techno, metal…
That I have the ability to recognize and stop the negative thoughts that habitually go through my head. It’s possible to get to the point wheee I’m focused and centered and aware. It’s possible for me to learn to anticipate the needs of others.
I would like to be more self aware and also pay more attention to the needs of those around me. I think making a daily habit of journaling would provide support.
-Hiking in nature
-my morning shower
-a warm bowl of soup
-a long hug from my partner
-flying across the country
-exploring and photographing a new city.
This is difficult for me to do, but I suppose it would be a shared goal or positive experience with another person.
I can lighten my load by learning how to not let old habits and feelings from my past affect me. I can learn to recognize those negative feelings and patterns I learned in childhood and separate myself from them.
I’ve only ever seen Niagara Falls from a plane…and even then from 20k+ feet up it looks impressive
Thank you for this. In my job I’m dealing with a similar email situation. Going to try to think of it this way today.
“Observation is perfect concentration “- I like that
Yes I did that too —- I feel so much more at home on the west coast than I did spending most of my life in the northeast.
Yes! Totally planning for my first garden this spring!
I love this!
Conscious awareness—- that sums it up so nicely!
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