Reflections

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    Yoko R.S.

    Beginning the day with gratitude and praying for God. Coming here and the community area of Grateful Living. Being aware of and trusting the connection of the right people who will support me in walking forward my life safely.

    2 months ago
  2. Robin Ann

    Coming here, going to Mass every Sunday. Belonging to an addiction support group for families that has included a lot of learning and practicing skills.

    2 months ago
  3. Dolores Kazanjian

    Coming here.

    2 months ago
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    Jeffrey Crawford

    My weekly routine consists of walking several miles 3-5 times each week, golfing with good friends ( not all like-minded) and active participation in 12 step recovery programs. Remaining in a fit spiritual condition is my motivating principle. Strong family support is essential to my physical and spiritual growth and development

    2 months ago
  5. O.Christina

    Meditation with the Sangha and at home, at least quite regular, and as well reading the Word for the day here and these daily questions are an inspiring orientation and are gratefully and highly appreciated and helpfuL Listening deeply to my fellow people is guiding in dealing kind and careful with the state others might be in during encounters and doing my best to help onward, or freshly meet, if required and appropriate. The fellow friend in front of me giving orientation of where to meet, as well as not to meet also, if not possible or not wanted. More than before, listening to my own inner voice also might be helpful, too. Reading by now is becoming part of orientation through deep understanding as well (Surangama Sutra for example) and some kindred souls and dear friends and loved ones who i am gifted with to be allowed to ask for advice if needed.

    2 months ago
  6. Charlie T

    I think all of my practices guide me.
    Or help guide me. Like most things,
    Iā€™m just making this up as I go along.
    The best I can do, is to be open and
    present. Practicing meditation or yoga
    or gratitude, or just contemplating has
    really been a calming and centering
    endeavor. And also reading. Reading
    about spirituality, psychology, Buddhism,
    meditation, neuroscience, and anything
    that can help me understand myself and
    others, is guiding me towards greater
    compassion and kindness. Albeit slowly
    and with setbacks.

    2 months ago
    1. Joseph McCann

      Conveyed splendidly, Charlie.

      2 months ago
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    Carissa Thomas

    Practicing meditation, yoga, a walk around the lake, journalling, and now I have this wonderful community where I can post as well. I’m grateful I have cultivated so many different ways to be mindful and present and that I can access any of these at any time, needing minimal to no equipment.

    2 months ago
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      Ana Maria

      I am so happy you are here Clarissa! Thank you for sharing!!

      2 months ago
  8. Barb C

    In addition to coming to this site and this welcoming and generous community, I read poetry every morning. The way poets describe the smallest details and biggest emotions in a few words reminds me again and again to pay attention and to appreciate.
    I’m returning to my yoga practice carefully after spraining my knee and that will give me a moving meditation I miss. I started walking regularly during the pandemic, as many people did. I had been active before with bicycling and yoga but the slower pace of walking and the repetitive movement both allow my mind time and space to work things out. I find that things I had been chewing on, or the right words for a talk I need to give, often come together on a walk.
    I have a quotation I’d guess likely isn’t really from Hippocrates, although it was credited to him where I found it: “If you’re in a bad mood go for a walk. If you are still in a bad mood go for another walk.”

    2 months ago
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      Ana Maria

      Thank you Barb! How I love walking! It is my prefered way to stay active, No equipment needed just confortable shoes, a warm coat and here in the PNW as you know a very good raincoat too! It is the only activity that clears my mind and my heart. Thank you for sharing about your job and your blog, I truly enjoy it. My next goal is to get comfortable with my bike again and ride it! I am so afraid of falling! Have a wonderful day!

      2 months ago
      1. Barb C

        I hope you do get to ride again and become comfortable. Such a feeling of freedom!

        2 months ago
  9. pkr

    My morning meditation, reading spiritual/prayer passages specific to this new day & my yoga practice. All of these & others, as the day evolves guide me to be the best version of myself. And of course sprinkling gratitudes in here & there.
    Blessings to All here. šŸ™šŸ»ā¤ļø

    2 months ago
    1. Joseph McCann

      Thank you, PKR, for the blessings.

      2 months ago
  10. Yram

    Coming to this platform on a regular basis. The wisdom each one shares is a source of guidance to me.
    I also write the letters T,H, R, I, V, E. At the end of the day I fill in (who I Talked to) (have I asked for Help) (have I Rested) (what Insight have I gained) (what Value have I carried out during the day) ( have I Eaten and Exercised)

    2 months ago
    1. Robin Ann

      That is the name of my on-line support group!

      2 months ago
    2. Barb C

      Love this, Yram!

      2 months ago
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    Loc Tran

    A practice I’ve developed that has become a regular source of guidance is to go on this website answering these questions and interacting with others everyday. It’s helped me spiritually and feel comfortable improving my social life. I feel very compatible with the people here. There’s more common ground from: interests, culture, to view points.

    2 months ago
  12. sunnypatti

    My morning practice of meditation, prayer, journaling, and then a visit to this site. I’m grateful for what I gain from each of them.

    2 months ago
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      Loc Tran

      I meditate every morning too.

      2 months ago
  13. Carol

    The practice of “Mindfulness.” Gratefulness provides me with a healthy perspective and the willingness to accept and work with “what is.” The “power of pause” is always helpful to me. I pause frequently to monitor my inner dialogue and often find that I am ruminating about things I cannot change. Deep breathing and frequent body scans always help me to relax and release tension which tends to build in me from medical issues that cause a lot of discomfort. Participating in the Daily Question community strengthens me and nurtures my growth.

    2 months ago
  14. Joseph McCann

    My morning and evening visit to this area of reflections to the daily question. A daily meditation. A 20 minute mindful standing yoga led by Dr. Lynn Rossy. A practice that has developed for me is to always come back to the breath and ground in the present of presence. Sometimes this can need to be done several times a day or several times an hour. Just always come back.

    2 months ago
  15. Michele

    The daily morning practice of coming onto this website has become a regular welcomed source of guidance for me.
    Enjoy the solar eclipse today to whomever can view it. Living in the Tampa Bay area of Florida we should see 66% of it.

    2 months ago
    1. Robin Ann

      Someone up here in RI video taped it, was very cool. We were about 98% here.

      2 months ago
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