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  1. M
    Meno

    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

    1 year ago
  2. P
    Phil J.

    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.

    1 year ago
  3. Malag

    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. 

    1 year ago
  4. Michael Reid

    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

    1 year ago
  5. Don Jones

    To carefully…. purposefully….. and mindfully…. make (and share) a wee cup of tea.

    1 year ago
  6. d
    dcdeb

    I try, but all i can do right now it seems is breathe into the heart, and get my body involved.

    1 year ago
  7. O.Christina

    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.

    1 year ago
  8. Eileen Grimaldi

    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.

    1 year ago
  9. Chester

    Be present in the moment, grounded and balanced, overflowing with gratitude and not hanging on to past or future.

    1 year ago
  10. L
    Lauryn

    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’.

    1 year ago
  11. Carol

    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.

    1 year ago
    1. Butterfly

      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.

      1 year ago
  12. Neil

    By simply listening and surrendering my ego and staying connected to kindness, love and forgiveness

    1 year ago
  13. Nelson

    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.

    1 year ago
  14. Toni

    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.

    1 year ago
  15. Katrina

    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.

    1 year ago
  16. Javier Visionquest

    Micro-dosing at the unfulfilling retail job can really salvage even the most frustrating of shifts.

    1 year ago
  17. Holly in Ohio

    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.

    1 year ago
    1. Christine

      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 🍀💞

      1 year ago
      1. Holly in Ohio

        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!

        1 year ago
      2. Katrina

        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.

        1 year ago
  18. Mike S

    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.

    1 year ago
  19. Trish

    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!

    1 year ago
  20. Kevin

    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.

    1 year ago
    1. Mike S

      Thanks Kenin. Great quote.

      1 year ago
  21. EJP

    By opening my heart and soul to endless patience and understanding.

    1 year ago
  22. RATASHIQ

    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.

    1 year ago
  23. G
    Gregoire

    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

    1 year ago
  24. Michele

    Sometimes you just have to let it be.

    1 year ago
    1. Pilgrim

      The Beatles got that right. When I read your words, the song started playing in my head …

      1 year ago
      1. Michele

        I have the lyrics on my fridge – that song was read at my mother’s funeral.

        1 year ago
  25. Carla

    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. .

    1 year ago

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