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I’m really doing my best to come from what is / the reality of what life is right now, for me.
Where I currently live, I have varying ages of people older than myself around me = my Mom & Stepdad’s age. When we can communicate from a place of understanding…..not defensiveness, it’s cool. Other times it’s very challenging because I have A LOT of mental work to do to understand how to respond [rather than] just react to what’s going on in their reality / their minds. Loving kindness & heart centeredness ARE A PLUS…..but I DO get overwhelmed.
When it’s just me out in the world or where I live, when I’m on my own- facing what is…..it’s exhilarating & freeing. I’m ready for my life & want to keep going.
Emotions are much more balanced so that even when meeting painful memories, I may stay reasonably calm and centered, observing more what has been, still feeling them but no need to reacting internally or externally to these emotions. This probably contributes to calming my fellow people, too. It creates more of a friendly atmosphere, where kindness and support arises naturally and in flow. I am so grateful for this quite unexpected change.
I’ve uppd my exercise a bit. I haven’t seen evidence of this being world changing but, as the world revolves around me, it’s just a matter of time 😁
I wear more colors. The extra, especially bright, colors seem to make people smile.
I am returning home. Love is everywhere.
Recently, I’ve been wrestling with whether I want to follow a religious path or not. If I decide that religion should have a place in my life, and I go into ministry (which is the plan right now), having wrestled with that question will help me to have stronger convictions through which I can help others who are wrestling with similar questions.
I am much more conscientious about recycling,
and although I barely make the flutter of a butterfly’s wing,
others are doing the same
and it is making a difference.
You are adding to the strength of many”butterfly wings” in recycling and the intent of your heart. Your post is dear and sincere. Best to you. 2/14/2022
I am trying really hard to be less judgmental. It’s not always easy, but it’s essential
I am getting better at accepting and dealing with the way things are. We have a very energetic squirrel setting up camp in our attic. The humane wildlife fellow is here, helping the squirrel on it’s way, and working to keep the squirrel and others out. Kind, complicated and costly boundary setting. Hoping for positive impact for all!
I have become more present. I have always been taken with nature and the atmosphere of my surroundings, but I had found that my enjoyment had diminished over the years and that was because I was inside my head most of the time. Year after year this was an increasing habit. Taking in my surroundings, letting a things special beauty and character impact me, has been a welcome return to my old normal. And what a joy! I feel I am happier, more content when I acknowledge and appreciate the moment.
I have grown to understand that letting go is the way to love .
I am feeling more like it is ok to not have things to do every moment. I am taking time to relax, watch a tv show or two, and see my friends. Retirement is a delicate balance at times, and I am finding my own rhythm.
My heart changed to ‘irregular heartbeat’ last night, with the addition of more of a bp med that has that side effect! I look fwd to seeing how my bp is on just the remaining med, now that the major sources of stress in my life for the last year are gone. ❤️💜
I had a traumatizing dream (premonition, maybe?) of my death and it made me re-evaluate my life and how I spend my energy and time. It also made me mindful of my life purpose and whether I’m doing all that I can to live my life fully rather than just existing in some sort of repetitive mundane existence. In that way, the dream was a gift, albeit still an unsettling experience. Unlike a traditional NDE, I didn’t glimpse the Other Side, just the death itself.
I am the same, but I have changed. My life came to a crisis point in September 2019. Out of that crisis, the new me was born. I surrendered. I was forced to give up control. I am actively pursuing change and seeking out connection. I’m not sure about my impact on the world. I’m starting here. Dropping pebbles in the pond and watching the ripples.
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