Reflections

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  1. Nannette

    I lived in fear for most of my childhood…if I did not have the love of a wonderful mother- I am not sure I would have survived. However; that fear was many times for her…worry that my father would hurt her. He would drink and then be verbally and later physically abusive. When she died at the age of 57…she finally was at peace…I believe that death may have been the only time in her life that she was without worry. As I passed the early teenage years; I had the love of a wonderful half brother…but there was no half about it…he was my hero. As an adult.. now a very senior adult I know love..I have a few fears – or worries…mostly about my dog…but otherwise life is about love…and with love everything changes…absolutely everything. Blessings my friends.

    9 months ago
    1. Joseph McCann

      Peace and Kindness to you dear Nannette.

      9 months ago
    2. A
      Ana Maria

      Thank you so much for sharing. I am so glad you have peace in your life now. What a blessing.

      9 months ago
  2. Charlie T

    Ahh yes, fear. Fear has been my main
    motivation for as long as I can remember.
    Unwarranted fear. When I decided to
    let people in to my inner life, much of the
    fear dissipated. I have used fear as a
    way of distracting myself from doing
    the real work of asking the hard questions.
    Keeping my heart open to giving and
    receiving love and kindness has been
    the best way to re-orient my life.
    Softening my heart has helped me to be
    a bit more empathetic.

    9 months ago
  3. Carla

    I can navigate with an energy and synchronicity of Trust not suspicion

    9 months ago
  4. Barb C

    I relax and breathe more deeply and slowly. I can respond rather than react. I know I’m incredibly fortunate to have experienced far more love than fear in my 60 years of life, and for that I am grateful.

    9 months ago
  5. Yram

    When I abandon fear, I move into a place of calm and open up more.

    9 months ago
  6. Sheila

    My answer is that I pray I may always be able to come from a place of love rather than fear. May God’s peace be with us all. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŒˆ

    9 months ago
    1. t
      trevor

      ๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿซถ๐Ÿ™

      9 months ago
  7. sunnypatti

    I’m able to go with the flow of life with ease.

    9 months ago
    1. t
      trevor

      ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿ„โ€โ™€๏ธ

      9 months ago
  8. W
    WLS

    My thoughts change from “I have to…” to “I’m blessed (or fortunate) to…” and I sleep much better.

    9 months ago
  9. Laura

    I swap a no trespassing sign for a welcome mat.

    9 months ago
    1. Michele

      perfect visual, lol

      9 months ago
    2. t
      trevor

      Hah!

      9 months ago
    3. sunnypatti

      Oh, I like that!

      9 months ago
  10. Joseph McCann

    This question is a coincidental one. I began to listen to a talk from Tara Brach, Facing Fear (part one), yesterday evening. Tara quotes a line from a book by Sri Nisargadatta. “the mind crates the abyss and the heart crosses it.” Living from a place of love rather than a place of fear will help us to be in the present and accept whatever is in the present.

    9 months ago
    1. Dolores Kazanjian

      Thank you for sharing this. A friend introduced me to Tara Brach a while back, and my husband and I have been nourished a lot by her talks and meditations.
      BTW I don’t believe in “coincidences.” I believe that the teachings we need show up at exactly the right time.

      9 months ago
    2. Charlie T

      Oh boy, โ€œthe mind crates the abyss and the heart crosses it.โ€
      Perfect.

      9 months ago
    3. A
      Ana Maria

      Thank you for recomending Tara Brach, I went to check the podcast and I found some mediation that was wonderful! I have marked it as a favorite to listen to it tonight, I thank you!

      9 months ago
    4. Butterfly

      Thank you, Joseph, your coment has really helped me today โค๏ธ

      9 months ago
  11. R
    Roko

    Looking from the perspective of fear, we may see a distorted reality that can limit us a lot in life, but from the perspective of love, it completely changes the perspective to a more positive one.

    9 months ago
  12. Antoinette

    Iโ€™m trying my best, but for whatever reasons today Iโ€™m having trouble.

    9 months ago
    1. Nannette

      Antoinette, I also had trouble with this question…and it brough traumatic memories back to surface for me too. Take a deep breath and take time for yourself….don’t trouble yourself if this question is making you uncomfortable. I am thinking of you.

      9 months ago
    2. t
      trevor

      ๐Ÿ•Š๏ธโ˜ฎ๏ธโœŒ๏ธ

      9 months ago
  13. Michele

    trust

    9 months ago
  14. Don Jones

    If I have love in my heart, it will guide me through life. Love has its own intelligence.

    9 months ago
  15. Kevin

    In a word, Everything! Everything changes when I live “in” a place of love rather than fear. But for some, and for many reasons, getting to that place can be the work of a lifetime. Trauma, violence, and the absence of parental love in a childโ€™s life makes understanding what love is, and what love is not, a journey of years beyond easy phrases. And that, dear friends, is when we come in and get busy!

    9 months ago
    1. Joseph McCann

      Very nice and very understandable. Thank you Kevin.

      9 months ago
    2. Pilgrim

      Words of wisdom, my friend. Many thanks.

      9 months ago
    3. Antoinette

      Thanks Kevin. Today is for whatever reason painful . Feelings of trauma coming up made it hard for me to answer.

      9 months ago

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