New starts and clean slates.
I do a lot of charity work already however I have recently found that I have turned into a bit of a hermit since my break up with my ex. I must be mindful of the fact that my friends wish to see me because my presence in their life brightens up their day. By locking myself away all the time, I am denying them (and my self) of cherished social interactions.
Fragility. The deaths of my father and step father. The deaths of others, people I know and don’t know. One minute you are here, the next you aren’t.
Resilience. People who have fought through the darkest of times and come out the other shining brighter than ever before.
Stephen, your little fluff ball is adorable.
I am privileged with living in a city and part of the world that benefits from all the necessities. I have a roof over my head, food to feed me when i’m hungry, a duvet to keep me warm, hot water to cleanse me and clothes to shield me from the cold. I have public transport to take me from A to B and a job that provides me with income to secure access to the above.
How can i make use of one of these today. By sharing. By sharing my clothes with the cold outside. By sharing my foo...
How can i make use of one of these today. By sharing. By sharing my clothes with the cold outside. By sharing my food with the hungry outside. By sharing my sleeping bags with the homeless outside. By sharing my happiness in smiles with strangers who may have had a bad day.
If humanity were to share as mother earth shares her gifts with us, then we would be in a much better place than we are now.
My intuition, compassion and empathy. All skills to contribute to the ending of suffering in others.
I enrolled for a charity called rhythms of life on Wednesday. Yesterday was my first shift doing food distribution with them. I do a lot of charity with the homeless in my spare time and I am always, always so touched by how polite and grateful so many of the people queuing up for food are. I also noticed, a lot of the people were actually quite fussy with the type of food they like, and I was told that during the day, the people on the street will eat whatever they can as it is all they can ...
I enrolled for a charity called rhythms of life on Wednesday. Yesterday was my first shift doing food distribution with them. I do a lot of charity with the homeless in my spare time and I am always, always so touched by how polite and grateful so many of the people queuing up for food are. I also noticed, a lot of the people were actually quite fussy with the type of food they like, and I was told that during the day, the people on the street will eat whatever they can as it is all they can get. However, when we offer them a choice, they will be choosie. And I thought…why the hell not. We get to decide what we want to eat, why can’t they. We are all humans after all. And I loved that I was offered the gift to give these people that choice. 🙂
Through all aspects of life. My clothes, the day I have planned for myself/friends/dogs. The advice I give. Through my Instagram page dedicated to spirituality. Through my little Lunamagicae shop. Through the dishes I decide to cook myself. So so many ways.
Ensure I am practicing self compassion. I am rather good with the self talk, I think it nipped that in the bud a few years back. But I must give myself the rest my body requires.
I have been doing so much work on myself mentally. Whenever something bad happens i.e. a break up …. I force myself to look inside and reassess the situation and who I am, what I want to be, and what lessons and blessings I have been given by being in this ‘unpleasant’ situation.
I admire your strength Liza x
That sounds like a wonderful idea. I love Autumn, it represents shedding and transformation to me. x
Darling Ursala, you have every right to experience down times and it is only normal to bicker with the ones we love sometimes when we are suffering. Please be kind to yourself x
My, how I smiled reading this. I must book a doggy holiday soon in the country 🙂
I have just downloaded Insight Timer and very much look forward to using it before bedtime tonight.
Diane, you mention your beautiful little farm house often. Would you grace us with a picture at one point. I would so very much love to see it. I live in London in the centre so your home sounds like a sanctuary for me.
I am so glad to hear this. 🙂 x Thank you
Good luck on your return to work sweet Manda. Oooo i bet your kitchen is going to smell absolutely delish with the smell of baked bread.
Diane, i am so sorry you are in such pain. But i marvel in your ability to see things in such positive light. That in itself is a very special gift and yes, you are right. All the things in life that seem like such a hardship and curse do come to us to teach us something and i am ever so pleased to see that your lesson is starting to unveil itself.
I do love to read to and i Eckhart Tolle…my my, what a gift this man is to us. ‘The Power of Now’ made my recent break so...
I do love to read to and i Eckhart Tolle…my my, what a gift this man is to us. ‘The Power of Now’ made my recent break so much more bearable. Have you read this before Diane? It is a book that you will want to keep around and keep referring back to through out life.
It is so lovely you experience such joy as a mother through your children’s happy experiences. I hope experience this one day too. Your relaxing day sounds so wonderfully healing. I had one of those days yesterday where i did so little but cook my mother dinner and walked the dogs by little venice canal. However little i did in terms of activities yesterday, this moment of rest encouraged a lot of growth spiritually and mentally. It is so important to take time out for yourself so you can recharge. You are just taking a longer break, that is all 🙂
Have a lovely and cosy Mummy/Daughter evening dearest Diane. xxx
Ah Susan, reading that has made me all emotional…haha what a softie I am. (Now there is a trait I share with my mother… however I unfortunately hide mine from my mother – a consequence of a turbulent upbringing. She thinks I am a big hard nut. Little does she know, I cry at all Disney films haha)
I love your term ‘helicopter mum’. I would most certainly be one, without a doubt. I have an image of a mother hen, covering her offspring with her big feathered ...
I love your term ‘helicopter mum’. I would most certainly be one, without a doubt. I have an image of a mother hen, covering her offspring with her big feathered wings.
Well done on being such a beautiful mother figure to your children dear Susan x
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