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To take day literally day by day. Ever since my accident and constantly being told ‘crazy you survived a 33-foot drop’ I have learned that you can’t plan the future nor can you trust everyone which is something that is kinda hard for a young 20 year old to do who hasn’t truly experienced life the way our elders or role models have. I don’t it’s still something I’m dealing with during this healing process. How can I have people around me I don’t have to scared around while too not having anxiety that I can’t dictate life the way I would want to nor with the people I thought I would be in some way communicated throughout life.
Covid and the isolation that happened to all of us had a surprising affect on me. It made me comfortable. I am an introvert-high functioning-but still I need my time alone more than some people. After the lockdown stopped, it was hard for me to go out.
I had to relearn ways of dealing with life again, and it has taken some time to get my “alone time” back again, A good balance between the two is needed, and I continue to work on that.
There was another area as well, and that was going out in public at all. I am now able to drive to a small town not far away which in the beginning brought about anxiety that was overpowering.
It has been very important for me to “grow back” to this area in my life, and embrace expanding my horizons. I am so grateful for this question, because it shows me how far I have come! Thank you.
To have become able to let go of an internally fixed idea about being deserted and left out, while in fact I had created it myself through believing in this although it was obvious that I was not any more since long, and so creating my own prison. To come out of this was only possible with a lot of support of you here, of family and dear friends. To find the door open while it was me keeping it closed … to be curious again, to be able to open this essential door to life is a huge gift. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to each of you here and to all concerned, my dear fellow friends.
Ose, I celebrate this precious gift of Healing you’ve received; painful as the process has been. We walk together celebrating Miracles as they are gifted to us. 💕
I’ve grown by listening. I’ve had many of the answers to many things but did not grasp them because I wasn’t listening. I listen now
I’ve grown by letting myself become vulnerable to my wife telling her things that she was not aware of and by expressing my feelings. This is creating a better bond between us.
Haha you don’t wanna hear about this hideous growing process
I was a lawyer. When I retired I got completely lost until I found poetry. My first book of poetry called A Life of Service: the Poems of Peter Coppelman is about to be published.
Congratulations on publishing your first book! That is amazing!
More a reminder, Love will find an answer, let it be. Beatles tune
I have learned to be quiet. It is an awareness of the quiet between this moment and the next. The quiet between thought and action. The quiet beyond mind. The quiet which is ever present. The quiet which is Loving. The quiet which sometimes says, “you don’t have to do anything”.
Very Very Special Mother’s Day to all the mothers here and of course to Mother Mary, the mother of all Mothers.
I’ve not dated in 5 yrs and recently went out on one, not easy for a 60+ plus year old. The evening was fun including moments of anxiety simply sharing a meal and starter-up conversations. Engaging in a few phone calls and chats over tea led me to memories and insight~I needed to resign and retire from the gamers club. I found all my old behaviors of adolescence surfaced. Not all we’re acted out. Grace.
Over the last year I’ve become aware of the insidious fatphobia throughout US society and how I’ve been acculturated to judge bodies–including and especially my own–as “good” or “bad” based on size. I’ve been growing for several years in my understanding of racism, ableism, and other forms of injustice. Recognition that sizeism exists and has very real effects is one thing–fighting it with respect to my own body is another, harder battle. Lots of opportunities for continuing to grow in self-awareness and checking my own thoughts. Being grateful for all the amazing things my body does without me even thinking about it–breathing! digesting! growing antibodies!–helps me in this.
I have grown in many ways, but it feels like it’s very much a work in progress. Maybe the most important way is, I have more appreciation for connectedness and I’m willing to be the one that nurtures that connection.
I’ve learned to expand to include discomfort. I’ve moved to an apartment while my house gets fixed, which could be several months. While grieving the temporary loss of my home I’ve had to simultaneously push myself forward to include new routes, routines and tasks to my everyday experience.
Happy Mother’s Day to moms of humans and animals! ❤️💐
Improving recognizing when I’m confounding past and present, processing the experience, releasing the distortions and shifting to the present.
One important way I have grown lately is by being more patient. Patience is a hard one for me and I am trying hard to become more patient.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms!
I have grown in my appreciation for differences.
I learned how to live peacefully and value myself lately. Give more time to know more about ourselves and had a great me-time every day.
Recent circumstances have enabled me to grow in the caring and comfort of my loved ones.
I have grown in confidence through the wisdom of praying. By repentance and being free from lies I have become much happier and grateful for each moment.
I have grown a more open mind by letting go. I’m grateful all the time and this is heaven.
Letting go of “stuff” that I no longer use or need beginning with stored tubs in the basement. Finding new homes for some things, giving other stuff away and recycling things nobody wants. Some of it is hard to part with, and other items I’ve enjoyed seeing, reading and holding, and these memories and personal treasures make my “A” list of keepsakes. There’s a kind of simple freedom that comes from lightening ones possessions. I’m working on a new ascetic lifestyle and should arrive in my hut in about two hundred years!
I did the right thing for myself at work, instead of worrying about others’ expectations or judgment. And as soon as I said what needed to be said, I felt a huge weight lift off of my shoulders. While I’d like to think that I learned to do right for myself several years back, it’s not always easy, so having this opportunity to practice it again is important for me and my growth!
I think I have grown in gratitude since I visited this website. By reflecting on gratitude every day, I give myself a beautiful gift.
There is an Indian philosophy called samkhya. It says that it is Prakrit which is the doer. The I is called purusha. It is never changing , not acting, imperishable and so on. So it is nature ( Prakrit) that is changing , growing, doing. May be I learnt a bit to separate a little between self and the changing world of phenomena. I can say that only because I am identified with phenomena. I know that sounds very philosophical, but to me it is like a big reminder how to deal with life. Purusha is immanent in everything and transcendent also. Serving the world is same as serving god..to speak more practical
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