I’m usually on the look out for ways of acting greener whether it’s around reducing energy consumption, using public transport, recycling, limiting plastic, thinking before buying etc. I don’t think I’ll be doing any differently today.
Meditation early in the day helps to reset me for the day. I can sense things anew when my mind is more settled. Same every day. New years day I don’t take a different approach.
Usually inspired by role models. Surrounding myself with good people helps. This community also helps and I am grateful for it.
Family and close friends to connect with. Role models both in the flesh and virtual to help with ideas, issues or direction (eg podcasts, books, this group) ; places for structured physical activities (eg gyms, clubs) ; the support network (doctors, physios etc) ; access to spiritual space (a quiet spot at home, a retreat centre, the natural world); somewhere to do meaningful work; a place to belong.
I find myself resisting this question. Yes I have gifts but I seem a bit blocked in wanting to express them more in the world. Interesting.
I think it’s more a no-self than a higher self that I experience; a spaciousness that all the thoughts come and go and where the attachment that these thoughts or emotions are my thoughts and emotions is less frequent.
That sometimes happens and often doesn’t. 😁 But when it does problems can be easier because part of the problem is the thinking reaction to a situation or getting caught up in the emotions as opposed to letting them be and pass through.
Adversity has drawn me more into a spiritual life: adversity from deaths of those dear to me; health issues; big changes. These led me into other experiences such as retreats, which in turn lead me into practices such as meditation and reading spiritually uplifting material; this gratefulness community; connecting with the natural world etc.
That the human race is kinder to our world so that the generations to come can continue to inhabit it.
I think any kindness begets kindness. I wouldn’t want to make it transactional though. Looking to pay it forward could tarnish the act of kindness in this moment.
Part of me feels too small to make a difference. Another part feels too scared to make a difference. A third feels impelled to do so. May we all find some way today in even the smallest way to make this world a better place.
An attachment to holding back fear. My fear needs to be let come and go. I am then freer to let go and be open to what is happening. Holding it back blocks the energy and ends up reinforcing my fear.
An ability to relax into uncertainty.
I don’t know. It’s not a term i have used and I could never get my head around it. It seems to be used in so many different ways. I am grateful for all these perspectives from this community. I will let it resonate.
Comparing unfavourably to others.
My loved ones and my dog
I really appreciate you sharing this, Aman. You are truly inspiring.
Thanks for validating something I am experiencing, Ed. I too will “go with my ego vulnerable and unknowing”. Such a good phrase.
,” I look instead for areas of needs unmet”. Such a practical approach that I intend to follow. Thanks for the insight.
I like that “align myself in the direction I desire to go” in the context of uncertainty Thanks.
Lots helpful in this, Ed. Thanks. And Beethoven, yes!
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