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by using my real life experiences to anticipate and understand what others might be going through but unable to express at all or in a constructive way
Pray only for Knowledge of His Will. Everything that is happening is happening for a Reason and I must continue to actualize this in my Mind.
By bringing to mind that any other way, right down to its other extreme (delusion, grudge, meanness) is a world of pain for me as well as others.
By trying to understand the emotional state the person I’m trying to communicate with is in – people will only receive what you have to say if they are moving toward you – they will not receive your words or ideas if they feel you are trying to overpower them with your ideas
To carefully…. purposefully….. and mindfully…. make (and share) a wee cup of tea.
I try, but all i can do right now it seems is breathe into the heart, and get my body involved.
It might sound silly, but staying kind, accept with kindness and love, especially to love while not suppressing possible inherent pain, which fosters forgiveness. Not easy, but possible, for which I feel grateful.
I need to learn how to be quiet and to listen. I don’t have all the answers. In fact, I probably don’t have ANY answers. My desire to talk is sometime driven by an ego that needs to be more humble.
Be present in the moment, grounded and balanced, overflowing with gratitude and not hanging on to past or future.
Overall, I think that can be done by viewing a situation (as today’s quote says) as ‘a profound and whole-hearted participation in the adventure of life’.
Sometimes, you just have to roll with the punches. I say that because I know my need to control is so great that I can end up resisting to the point of being out of control when I know in my heart of hearts that I’m called to lose control to the Spirit. I have to be willing to stop, become a participant observer. I don’t always like what I see. Most of the time I’m called to accept, forgive and be kind to myself. “Mama said there would be days like this!” Days when my thoughts and my feeling would have to be challenged before they led to fruitless action.
Oh, Carol, I know that need to control only too well, and it wastes such a lot of energy 😂
Learning to go with the flow is a work in progress.
By simply listening and surrendering my ego and staying connected to kindness, love and forgiveness
I set up structures in my day to spot things I acknowledge myself for. I’m building my own business at the moment. Sometimes, it feels like an uphill battle and I’m constantly failing. I learned my limiting belief is “I’m not enough.” I also learned that over time, I’ve trained myself to look for evidence of that. My mentors said if I can train myself to look for things that reinforce a disempowering belief, I can certainly look for things that reinforce something empowering, like “I am successful.” Be kind to myself. Be in the feeling of such. And acknowledge the evidence of that empowering conversation … like the mere fact I have the courage to venture on my own and build my own business.
In getting with my spiritual director she encouraged me to reflect on the ways I see God working in my life at the end of the day. Where I felt ease and no resistance and was in harmony with what is. To me that leads to awareness and appreciation to what I am able to notice in the here and now and less focus on what’s going on in my head. I aim to practice that and go to help me go with the flow and give up control.
One thing I am trying to be cognizant of is asking myself, “What is my investment in this?” It helps me reframe, personalize, de-personalize, let go of, own, and move forward in many situations.
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