Although I agree that everyone needs compassion right now, in-person interaction in my life is very limited. Yes, my first step is to be kind to myself, my husband & our dog. What else could I do to show my compassion? I’ll send note cards to those who are living by themselves. I used to visit them, but now so many rules don’t allow me to do so.
Unexpected 5-1/2″ snowfall turning everything white.
The Halloween blue moon will be shining brightly tonight.
I’m grateful that the pandemic gave me opportunities to self-examine my value, belief, and life purpose. Neither the self-examination or pandemic has ended yet.
Inner peace always exists within me once I could connect to it by breathing slowly & deeply, and witnessing what’s going on in my mind. It is not easy to welcome peace into every moment of my daily life, though. Perhaps I should drop everything for three minutes at every hour to meditate or pray to just quiet my mind.
The pandemic brought me gratitude. My husband has been working in our dinning room since late March. Although I’ve lost my quiet meditative life, I now understand what he actually does for his work. I appreciate his work as well as I’m grateful that I know him on a deeper level.
“When one door closes, another opens.” help me stay optimistic as well as avoid being trapped by the illusion my own mind creates.
Colorful leaves are falling down to ground just like raining without help of wind, telling me to shed all extraneous things.
When I decided to write a check to someone who needed it more desperately than I, I realized I was loved profoundly.
When I bring reverence to a daily activity,
I feel my heart is opened,
paying attention, and
witnessing whatever is happening.
It seems to me that this question may make sense if you’re on the path of social justice. I don’t want anyone to follow my path that is uniquely unfolding as I walk just like I can’t follow anyone else’s path. Before I can see clearly where I’m heading, I need to empty my mind and open my heart by meditation.
The ground is filled with colorful autumn leaves. What amazes me is that I often forget that we humans are mortal beings just like these beautiful autumn leaves becoming part of soil although we don’t die every year. I’m grateful for this day.
It means letting things unfold naturally knowing that God is in control. Sometimes it’s hard to know when it is the time to let go or to make efforts to change the situation. Making unnecessary efforts could lead to controlling something I have no control of and shutting down unexpected opportunities beyond my comprehension. I need to listen to my inner voice carefully.
Gratitude for being alive. I just came back from a one-hour morning walk with a friend. It feels so amazing to be able to take a walk feeling the sun on my face. I feel that my body and brain appreciate this morning light.
While my analytical mind helps me to make right decisions and solve problems, sometimes I feel the opportunities to soak myself into pure joy were robbed. Even though I don’t verbally express minor problems I can see, it manifests as skepticism and pessimism in my attitudes. I need some time-off from my critical thinking.
Yesterday morning when I read this question, I felt emptiness rather than something exciting in my belly. After a good night sleep, I feel something taking shape. I can’t name it yet. However, I’m looking forward to seeing two friends tomorrow.
I wish I could cultivate the connection to the meaning of (my) life. I thought I had the connection at one point, and then sadly I have lost it during the pandemic.
I feel an urgent need to stop reading all sorts of news, posts, and email online so that I can attend to my own inner child, who has been screaming for attention. Perhaps I should start living one day a week without the internet.
I know that migraine and joy can’t co-exist. May your migraine attacks become less frequent and less painful soon.
I am struck by “I feel connected to All That Is.” Peace be with you always.
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