The whole day. A day I get to experience. One more.
Moments in nature in particular like the drops of water suspended on a leaf or branch. When I can stop and pay attention I see it.
Be aware of the moment often but don’t hold onto it. There’s a fine line between savouring and hoarding.
I expect that would be a very unwise course of action with plenty of opportunity for disillusionment. Better to be realistic that people are human and not always at their best; although often they are.
Both emotions have their value, showing a perceived barrier crossed. If I can see the barrier I may leave it there, move it or remove it. Noticing gives me choice. Allowing the emotion to go through and do its thing also lets it go on its way. That makes my vision clearer to examine the barrier. My practice on this is a work in progress; I expect so for the rest of my days.
Someone close to me had insight and made a turn in a different direction. I was pessimistic about it happening. Mostly you have to just let people do their thing and mostly they’ll head on the right path; and the right path is their path.
I know that I have enough. That’s a valuable lesson. I’m working on the sufficiency that I am enough – I think this is a lifelong exploration.
Doubt can be a realist, or an underminer. The trick for me is to notice which may be useful to heed.
We can live by the questions and we don’t necessarily need them answered. The most powerful question for me right now is how can this day be lived so that it aligns with my values.
Am more interested in what than who. No “who” springs to mind at the moment
When I am present I could allow a moment to appreciate what I notice.
In the maelstrom of many adults living in the house I will find a spot to do a thorough tidy.
The star that always shines is the one that says you have the resilience to get through this and somehow you’ll grow. I’m grateful that it shows up for me.
I appreciate how everyone interconnects and that lowers barriers which is a gateway for me to compassion.
Probably the deaths of people close to me. In the midst of grief there was a willingness to be authentic, to drop the masks. That resonated and much of it stayed. That said things that bring out the best can also simultaneously bring out the worst! It’s two sides of the coin: both are truly human.
A beautiful way to describe the sentiment I was seeking to put into my post today.
I’m so sorry that you’re facing this right now Zoe. May that light shine to them.
Thanks Howie. Joanna Macy sounds interesting. I’ve downloaded a podcast interview with her.
Absolutely yes to compassionate doggies.
Yes. Well said.
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