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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.
Micro-dosing at the unfulfilling retail job can really salvage even the most frustrating of shifts.
I think I need to learn how to be more kind to myself, and accept that there will always be more that “should” get done, but that doesn’t mean I “should” keep going until it is all done. I need some time and space in my days to play and receive kindness.
Maybe this quote resonates with you Holly.
Remember you have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked.
Try approving of yourself and see what happens. Louise L. Hay 🍀💞
haha! That made me laugh. Yes, it resonates. 😀
I did have a moment of fun… I worked hard today… we are putting in a new kitchen counter and sink and our neighbor is helping us. My husband threw the old counter pieces out the kitchen door. Our neighbor’s kids came over as my husband was breaking them up outside and I told the eight year old daughter she could try, too! She was jumping on a piece, kicking it… not much luck but she was having tremendous fun! She probably only weighs 50 pounds or so herself. Then I got the heavy sledge hammer out of the garage and told her to go for it!!! She lifted the sledge hammer with all her might, BANG! Everyone enjoyed seeing her gusto!
Maybe I’ll try that, Christine – listing what I did get done today and what joys i lived, rather than what didn’t get done. THANKS.
In order to cultivate compassion the Tibetan Buddhists have wise advice. Since we have all lived for beginningless lifetimes virtually everyone we meet has at one time or another in our mother. So mert each person as if they were your mother.
There is an abundance of grace to be had~for myself & others. There’s absolutely no reason not to offer grace. It’s free & it opens up the world! Here’s the thing: it’s just life….focusing on the beauty every chance we have is the way to go!
There’s a saying that goes, “ Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.“
Keeping this phrase uppermost in mind throughout my day takes care of answering today’s Daily Question.
Thanks Kenin. Great quote.
By opening my heart and soul to endless patience and understanding.
DAILY QUESTION, JUNE 16
How might you invite greater acceptance, forgiveness, and/or kindness into a current situation? Just let it go and move on.
For me it always starts with forgiveness. If I have the situation that was started by confrontation it’s up to me to lead by example with forgiveness. From that the will permits kindness as a demonstration in action of your forgiveness and shows God your willful acceptance of the circumstance. On the other hand when faced with a challenge, an illness, or if I’m emotionally distraught, I find that acceptance of the circumstance allows my suffering to be offered up as part of my willful acceptance of God’s will in this particular circumstance. By uniting my suffering or sacrifices with my own Lord’s suffering I gained acceptance and see the circumstance as a purification of my soul and one step closer to my goal of holiness
Sometimes you just have to let it be.
The Beatles got that right. When I read your words, the song started playing in my head …
I have the lyrics on my fridge – that song was read at my mother’s funeral.
Regarding my work situation, I’m taking extra time to center myself before work meetings. I tend to take notes, which are helpful when I’m reviewing “what did I hear?” As the meeting starts, I write in capital letters & box the word L I S T E N! at the top of my note pad. This leads me to increasing the detachment of the toxicity & hostile environment that’s prevalent. .
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