Reflections

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  1. O.Christina

    Being still and centered especially these days. Being alert and present. Being with friends and loved ones. Thank you.

    13 hours ago
  2. Robin Ann

    Going to Mass today feeds my soul. I love my church! Besides that it is a very rainy week-end here so my soul
    is being fed by packing and getting ready for my vacation to Scotland!

    20 hours ago
  3. Linda

    Making art, talking with my husband, making (and eating!) good food, connecting with my friends. All is well.

    22 hours ago
  4. Don Jones

    I feel it is the inner work, daily reflection in the journal and the pre-dawn walk.

    23 hours ago
  5. Dolores Kazanjian

    Visiting this site and my virtual friends who share gratitude. Petting the dog.

    23 hours ago
  6. Cathie

    Daily activities to feed my soul – thoughtful or prayer words, holy reading(whatever that means to you), meditation, contemplation/silence, and right-action. I rarely fit all of them into my day, but they feed my soul.

    24 hours ago
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    Lauryn

    Taking care of my 5 cats. They bring so much joy to my life.

    1 day ago
  8. Charlie T

    That’s an easy one. My routine of
    stretching, meditation, making and
    drinking coffee, practicing gratitude,
    and staying connected. Also, the
    daily check-in with my wife is amazing.
    Anytime I can be outside in nature
    feels so good and calms me.

    1 day ago
  9. Barb C

    Starting each morning having coffee with my husband and talking about what the day holds for each of us, then reading poetry and coming to this site.
    Going for walks around the neighborhood and looking at the sky, trees, birds, people walking their dogs, whatever is there for me to notice, truly look at, and appreciate.
    Recording “delights” in my daily journaling: In the moment I notice something that gave me a flash of delight, which I get to experience again when I write it down and yet again if I go back and read the list from a previous day. I’ve been doing this for 3 months now, ever since reading “The Book of Delights” by Ross Gay. In the past I’ve done different types of lists as a practice, such as noticing a particular sense over the course of the day or just “things noticed”–moments I really tuned into. By adding the element of delight I’ve gone looking for delight. I find what I seek in every day, even if it’s only a moment or two.

    1 day ago
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      Lauryn

      I love this idea. I have a blank notebook sitting on my bookshelf waiting for the perfect use – a journal of delights sounds just right.

      1 day ago
  10. Pilgrim

    Primarily, spending time outdoors. In good weather, being at the Lake Michigan beach nearby. I enjoy walking the pier, watching children and families gathered and having a blast, and just loving being in that place. It has been a privilege throughout my life to always have some access to various beaches, cottages, etc., thanks to my parents/family. Grateful!!

    1 day ago
  11. Laura

    Quiet time in the morning followed by this gathering of fellow travelers, and a long walk in the afternoon.

    1 day ago
  12. Yram

    This site and all the participants.
    My morning quiet time.
    Checking the upcoming weather of my far away family.
    Spiritual readings.
    A warm blanket.
    A hearty laugh.

    1 day ago
  13. Butterfly

    Coming onto this website helps me to stay focused on what’s really important and spending time in a meditation where I focus on my breathing and quiet my mind. If my mind won’t be quiet I just let it mumble along in the background!

    1 day ago
    1. Linda

      Love this! Just letting your mind mumble along…I can relate!

      22 hours ago
  14. Nannette

    Waking up to say good morning to my husband…seeing my dog and cats first thing and saying good morning to them! This site and all of you folks…how I would mmiss each and every one of you if something ever happened to this sacred place. Looking out my wondows (no curtains, shades or blinds here!)…and seeing the trees and all the green right now…the occasional bird passing by….and the quiet of the forest.

    1 day ago
  15. Carol

    Visiting this site; taking my morning walk; monitoring my monkey mind; visiting with my 100 year old uncle;

    I share a quote from John Donahoe
    JOURNEY OF THE SOUL
    One of the qualities that you can develop, particularly in your older years, is a sense of great compassion for yourself. When you visit the wounds within the temple of memory, you should not blame yourself for making bad mistakes that you greatly regret. Sometimes you have grown unexpectedly through these mistakes. Frequently, in a journey of the soul, the most precious moments are the mistakes. They have brought you to a place that you would otherwise have always avoided. You should bring a compassionate mindfulness to your mistakes and wounds. Endeavor to inhabit the rhythm you were in at that time. If you visit this configuration of your soul with forgiveness in your heart, it will fall into place itself. When you forgive yourself, the inner wounds begin to heal. You come in out of the exile of hurt into the joy of inner belonging.
    JOHN O’DONOHUE
    Excerpt from his book, Anam Cara

    1 day ago
    1. Laura

      I love that book. Thanks for giving me a nudge to pick it up again, Carol.

      1 day ago
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