That there’s global alignment to the long term solutions, injustice, climate, environment etc. It’s that global coming together of governments for the greater good something we are struggling to do now with vaccines but could do a lot better.
I’ve been walking it my whole life, sometimes with intensity, other times with a lightness or ease. And then there are the times I hide it under a rock. All three could be going on around the same time with different gifts nudging the steering wheel at different times
It’s easiest for me with the big things. Clouds passing in the sky. The vista of rolling hills from on high. The piercing array of stars in a black night. But then if I stop and observe, it’s in everything around me. Like how my thumbs move over this phone keyboard; the delicate precision with little thought needed in how they and the hands, right up to the arms, shoulders and torso, organise themselves to do this everyday task.
That they are different. Differences balance me out and give me new perspectives. If everyone was like me I’d go off my rocker. I’m carrying me around already!
I’m taking this one literally. Over the years my body has learnt to function sub-optimally. The other day I was doing a somatic exercise on one side of my body (not the other). Afterwards I stood in a very new way. The connection of hip to ground on the worked side was so noticeable compared to the unworked side.
I moved my legs and arms, flipped, started to crawl, eventually came to standing and staggered to a walk. Though I may still occasionally stagger I can walk to this day and I appreciate every step.
I received hospitality and a place to stay for a few days surrounded by nature. I expressed my appreciation to those that put me up.
I woke up this morning and realised I’m still alive. And I find that I am more able, over time, to drop into stillness sometimes, and appreciate that aliveness. That, and I live a fortunate life, one that I can often appreciate.
There’s the pull change, where I adapt to something challenging happening. With that I say (and believe) periodically that something interesting, maybe something good, will arise from this. For push change, where I’m choosing to change something in my life, I usually break it into bite sized pieces and build some habit-structures.
I can’t brain this question. I don’t think even caffeine will assist.
That’s a great list
Indeed, Mica. And that grandchildren will even plan to have children to bring into what they may see as a broken world. Let’s hope a more optimistic outcome will prevail. And in the mean time that fragility of the world makes me appreciate its beauty all the more. BTW hadn’t heard of that book; interesting.
I really like that idea Judi
Thank you Linda
Yes DeVonna a good reminder that the differences between us are more on the surface of our humanity. Thanks.
Am doing good, Holly in Ohio, just spotted your comment now. Thanks for asking and I hope you are also.
Your steering duties brought me a big smile, Patricia. Bless all the old dads and the caring daughters and sons.
That is beautiful, Ose. I have been tugged by that paradox in my own life. I guess it makes us human.
Thankfully Holly you didn’t throw gasoline on the fire of the fear that seems to have been behind that visceral anger!
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