Confidence that I know my way around in the depths a bit better and can navigate and keep me safe.
My breath. Every one of them.
Listening. Songs need a good acoustic to soar and reverberate. Best I keep my mouth shut and listen to the melody.
Not right now. I’ve been letting go a fair bit in recent times. Now is my time to float with the flow.
That I can learn from my children. Every generation has a different perspective than the last. I can have a fixed mind, rejecting their views, or I can be receptive to understand and gain new insight. My choice. I choose the latter today.
I see them as different although I could look at this in a koan-like way. I find koans confuse my mind. The confusion coming from this question is interesting and out of confusion possibilities may arise for me.
I’ve got better over time in noticing and accepting all feelings. It’s a life’s work in progress. Often there’s no change; just letting it pass through. Sometimes there’s something more to get curious with. Usually for me, that brings me along the road of self-compassion. Sometimes the action involves engaging with another person – so long as I don’t avoid and distract from what I could do in the circumstances, which can happen!
One one level, in contemplating that there is nothing really to understand. Meditation and mindfulness assist in perceiving some awareness of this. At a practical knowledge level (how do I do something, or not) , when I don’t understand something I read up on all the angles. I could talk more to people – I tend to rely on reading.
A question I have asked in the recent past is whether I could live by the questions or the answers. Often I would tousle with life looking for answers to the big questions. And generally not finding them. I am finding it interesting to ask good questions and live with those questions deep inside with no requirement for an answer. There is more peace and acceptance for me in that.
Bring more of myself to the conversation. Leads to an openness that supports a tenderness.
I am working on a change that is part habit-related and part physical limitation. It’s not easy to dance delicately between gently moving forward and being frustrated that it doesn’t go the way I want and being particularly frustrated on the physical limitation I know is unlikely to change. So I say yes today to that dance.
Not sure I get this question. Tomorrow is just tomorrow and will be different than today. Maybe it’s an “as you sow shall you reap” point which I guess is obvious.
They range from family to people I know and then to the so many people I don’t know particularly those in the front line of the crises in this world. Their energy moves outward in line with their values pushing well beyond their comfort zone, often in the process coming to the aid of others. May they be safe. May they be well.
Spend less time with eyes gazing at a screen. And notice things intentionally, and notice who is noticing.
My whole heart carries all parts of me, those that I run toward, those I watch politely and those I fly away from. When I bring all of that with me I can live with more authenticity and can appreciate the wonderful humanness not just of me but everyone I encounter.
I am seeing myself through the eyes of other people, strangers. I see behind my story that it is a story layered on multiple stories going back to birth or before. Through the eyes of strangers I see that we are all connected and, behind the stories, we are the same.
I like the “surges of inspiration”, Howie.
Hi Verena Probably habit and familiarity and practice and the mode of learning that works for me. Am open to people learning and sometimes opt for it. I have an introvert approach which also for me favours a more controlled environment.
What you said called to me : “I realized that there is truly a difference between the “present moment” and “presence”;”
Thanks Great to read that poem. Touches the potential hero in all of us.
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