Simply to be present, breath deeply and notice the suchness of life.
Ah, where do I begin in a world that seems to be turned inside out right now. Joy is only possible in the present moment and I have allowed the trifecta of disasters (political, environmental and COVID) to take me out of the present moment. The “them and us” feeling that is never healthy, nor joyful. I am working on that one.
Someone always loved me. Be it a family member, a friend or lovers gone by but I always knew that I could call someone and feel cared about. I had a big family and several are gone but I still talk to them and feel their love and embrace. I am blessed.
Early in the morning. Often before the sun peaks to say hi. And the birds are chirping outside my window. I love the luxury and the quiet beginning of a new day. I try and reflect on everything and everyone that I am grateful for. And focus on Joy. I enjoy the season, a cup of hot coffee or tea and do a meditation with a Dharma group. Then some exercises, a healthy breakfast and off to my office.
To let go. To not need to voice my opinion and just listen without judgment. Write poetry. To love and care for myself as I would a best friend.
By meditating on sending love to me neighbors. They have been very aggressive and hurtful to me. I am reflecting on the fact that they are doing the best they can perhaps given where they are in life. And on myself knowing that I am also doing the best that I can. We are all one and I need to work on what it is that I am doing to manifest this, even if unconsciously.
To look deeply into myself and confront old demons. Ready today for spiritual surfing: Read the waves, see the obstacles and spot check the flow of life as if surfing in an ocean. Rise above the conditions. Get back up and flow with the current.
That we are all one. It helped me to redefine strength and to understand the timeline of life as a relative continuum.
Thank you Eric for your beautiful words, mind and heart.
Attachment to any person, place or thing. Along with the stories I make up about them.
So many places in the world. But I am nestled in a most amazing and beautiful mountain community. Most mornings and evening but especially when the red skies roll in. And when I am really blessed, after a rain a beautiful rainbow hovers over my home. It makes me feel a childlike awe…
My heart is yearning for a peaceful existence for all, and may something good come from this global wake up call. And may I forgive, not judge and develop a deep love of myself. My heart is especially yearning for a joyful path for my daugher and husband.
In the laughs of friends, in the hugs from family, with the smiles of strangers in far off lands; in Chile, in small towns in Italy, in Temples in Thailand, with farm owners in Vietnam, schoolmates in Italy, at my office, in the mountains,. Meditation retreats various parts of the world. Home is where the heart is,
White light (sunlight, fluorescent light) contains all of the colors of the visible spectrum.
Therefore, may the visible spectrum of the white light radiate love and healing around the world.
Being centered and holding no fear. I honor that by reaching out to others, acknowledging their feelings and sharing an example of something positive that various people are doing in the world right now. And by of course, by being present myself to A Grateful Day.
A client of mine who wrote a very harsh e-mail to my daughter who works for me. She was trying to reassure him about world markets, COVID-19 will not kill all of us, etc. I need to understand that he is just afraid and needs reassurance. He is in pain and I will be in touch with him today. Empathy and kindness are in order.
Hallelujah to that.
Powerful and thoughtful. Thank you. The real challenge for me is how to arrive at the point of the question and remain non-attached to person, place or thing? We are social beings. as a dimension of this level of existence. Would like your thoughts on this one. Thanks
That is beautiful.
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