Reflections

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  1. M
    Maru Kari

    If I could relive one day again, I would wish it would be my birthday last year because it was the day fnf I was happiest.

    1 week ago
  2. Robin Ann

    I have no desire to live one day over!! I have many cherished memories and experiences, some not so great but we all need to live and learn from those times. Find the positives it what I say!! Happy Fall All!!

    7 months ago
  3. Don Jones

    I feel when I reflect of the past, it really isn’t what actually occurred. I sense that the replay changes something – something forgotten, something created. And being the creative type, I like to look forward to the next possibility. Even my daily practice uses contemplation as a means to look forward.

    7 months ago
  4. null

    This question helped me to realize that I definitely don’t want to live a single day over and over – and that’s something to be grateful for, because I get to live new days every day! How lucky!

    7 months ago
  5. Emmaleah

    The first thing that came to mind was a backpacking trip with my sister to Sykes hot springs. I remember soaking in the hot springs early in the morning, watching blue jays and butterflies, listening to the sounds of the rushing river. It was a good day 🩵

    7 months ago
  6. Charlie T

    Interesting question. I try to not spend
    too much time re-living the past.
    Would it be a particularly good day?
    Or maybe a bad day, that I could do
    differently. All those days happened and
    here I am. Good, bad, or otherwise.
    Whether it’s soaking in a hot spring or
    lying broken in a hospital bed, I am
    slowly learning that all of these days
    are just days. Even the most painful
    days have somehow had a hand in
    steering my life to this day. I had a
    conversation with a friend recently,
    and he told me about his worst day,
    and how it has changed his life and
    now he considers it the best thing
    that ever happened. We just don’t
    know how these things will play out.
    Maybe it’s my judgment of “good”
    and “bad” that needs to change.
    Thank you for this question. I’m
    curious to see how other will respond.
    🙏

    7 months ago
  7. Barb C

    I don’t think I can pick one. My philosophy is that even bad days made me who I am, so I wouldn’t want to undo those with a time machine. Each good day is good in its own way, so how can I choose a favorite? This question has me thinking of particular moments or experiences and I appreciate the trip down memory lane.

    7 months ago
  8. Yram

    I hope this question includes the happy times. Yesterday I saw a fox in the yard. I would like that moment to return before the dogs frightened it away.

    7 months ago
  9. Michele

    This is so hard, I have more than one child and I loved giving birth to all 3.
    First time I kissed a girl – later in life – changed my life. 🌈
    Happy Autumn equinox everyone 🍂🧡💛🤎

    7 months ago
    1. Joseph McCann

      And a very happy autumnal equinox to you Michele!

      7 months ago
  10. Carol

    I can’t live one day over but I will say that my first reaction to the question brought several decision making days to mind. So many decisions made out of fear. Many of those decisions are still influencing my life but I can’t change them. I gave up dwelling on WHY? long ago and focus more on HOW? these days. I wrote a poem several years ago. I share it below:

    The Precious Presence

    As a journalist
    I was taught
    All the questions:
    WHO?
    WHAT?
    WHEN?
    WHERE?
    WHY?

    As a pastoral minister
    I was taught
    Jesus is WHO
    Original Sin is WHAT
    A long time ago is WHEN
    Eden is WHERE we goofed
    And the thirst for power and control is WHY.

    The Twelve Steps taught me
    One day at a time
    Easy does it
    Keep it simple
    Walk the talk
    Fake it ‘til you can make it
    Let go and let God

    Toltec says
    Own your words
    Assume nothing
    Don’t take things personally
    WHAT someone else does
    has nothing to do with you
    Stop telling your self WHY stories
    And always do your best.

    My gut tells me
    I am WHO
    WHAT do I want?
    WHEN is NOW
    WHERE is NOW HERE
    And WHY is a waste of energy
    It’s just my latest story.

    But it’s hell to be out there
    With nothing to cling to!
    I know…I know the drill!!!!
    BE here not there
    Near not far
    Just for today
    Give-up finding THE way

    The real question is HOW
    and it must be lived NOW
    K-NOW-ING IS NOW-NESS
    You are NOW-Here or NO-Where?
    Lost or found.
    Sounds rather profound
    But it’s really the defining choice

    Today is the gift
    The precious presence

    7 months ago
    1. S
      Ana Maria

      Powerful!!! I will stop asking the “why’s” I have in my life. Not too many but I tend to grab on to them. Onward!

      7 months ago
  11. Nannette

    When I read this question at first my mind flipped to some wonderful day in my past…the first thing that came to mind was my wedding. I did not get married until I was 52 years old…Yes that is right! I had a long term (one) relationship prior to that but I have only been married once at an advanced age!! It was a wonderful day- simple…with family, and the wonderful man I was marrying. I wore a beautiful wedding dress…the dress of my dreams. My brother who I lost two years ago ‘gave me away”…so reliving that day, I would get to see him again.
    But on further reflection…the present is where I am…this is a new day- a day to do something, to continue my life with my groom. This is another “I can” day…the first day of Autumn…crisp air…and the chance to pray for others and be a good person.

    7 months ago
  12. Laura

    Too many to choose from – either to try and correct a mistake or to re-live a particular joy. I’ll stick to the present to avoid the mistakes I learned from in the past and savor the joys now.

    7 months ago
  13. Joseph McCann

    I do not want to live one day over even if I could. All of my past days, and there have been quite a few, easy and challenging, joyful and sorrowful, have cumulated into what I am when my eyes opened for another new day. The gift of today. I have discovered love and kindness for myself over the past 19 months and I would not want to take the chance to jeopardize that.

    7 months ago
    1. Barb C

      Agreed–all our days make us who we are.

      7 months ago
  14. Antoinette

    Past is past, future hasn’t come and today I chose to be here now! This present! Happy day friends!

    7 months ago
  15. Butterfly

    This day, this moment, this breath, is sweet enough just as it is. I do not want to relive any day from the past. The past is where it belongs. There are happy memories that make me smile and memories of painful events. They are all of equal value and have made me who I am today.

    7 months ago
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