Be present and listen. Add humour to the mix. Help in some small way. Smile & acknowledge
Love, nurture, trust, integrity, growth, creativity, spirituality, adventurous on the road less travelled.
By listening, empathising, seeing how I can help. I think when someone knows they have been understood and accepted as who they are that goes along way. Of course we have our ways of avoiding the use of these skills!
Small actions. Small is achievable. The word of appreciation; the hug; the smile; watching my language to avoid prejudice.
An awareness of the silent presence coming and going in a dance with the story mind of chatter and that the story mind doesn’t want to go and that nothing can be forced in this process. It is to be observed.
The basics of survival : air water shelter food. And the utilities of comfort such as electricity, heating. And most of the other comforts I enjoy.
So any underlying the question then might be: if there is so much that I have never had to worry about why do I worry or what am I worrying about? Over long years the answer for me has been not to worry over the worry but just let it be there because it doesn’t go away when I push or pull at it. It’s just part of the furniture. ...
So any underlying the question then might be: if there is so much that I have never had to worry about why do I worry or what am I worrying about? Over long years the answer for me has been not to worry over the worry but just let it be there because it doesn’t go away when I push or pull at it. It’s just part of the furniture. And I can appreciate all the furniture
One of the first things I did when the lockdown eased was visit an art gallery. I needed to experience some beauty that another human had created, see their perspective on life, feel the sacred space devoted to colour and the swirl of a brush I have dabbled in creativity in my time, currently, sporadically, photography.
First thing in the morning. Meditation. Some breathing exercises. This site. Tea. Porridge. Look forward to it every day. One of the joys of the new normal for me is not having to commute. So grateful for that.
Mindfully live and make wise choices in my day. Exercise my democratic right to vote for those who will do likewise, particularly regarding the environment.
I would teeter between appreciating every last moment and grasping on to try and hold each moment. Very bitter sweet.
I have learnt over the years that there will always be something good, interesting, different, or transformational that comes out of the hard times. And I become more confident of this with each rough patch that hits. And I am grateful for this.
I can be perfect at this embracing imperfection thing, if only I try harder, push myself. Yes I can be perfect at it, will be top of the class, please people, won’t fail……. / basically don’t do above.
Learned a bit about tibetan buddhism.
Much of it: from the depth of the values walked by my parents, to the skills of navigating the complexities of a work life learnt from those senior to me. May I appreciate all i have learned.
Well, that’s a scary space. My heart’s usually shouting if my direction needs to lead me through a difficult path. The shouting counteracts the fear of change. To move on a whisper unnerves me…. If that’s what “honor” involves: it’s a word I don’t find useful.
Sitting right now.
The Mission, Diva, Star Wars, Casablanca
Whatever moves towards my values. I can sometimes examine those values to adjust or reconnect to them.
My deepest sympathies, Patricia.
Wonderful. There is something koan-like in this.
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