Reflections

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  1. O.Christina

    That there was much too much of grasping, of expecting, of wanting, it was limiting and narrowing my mind and emotions to a large extent as well as others might have felt limited and narrowed, notwithstanding the fear and strong imprints which have caused it. This resulted in understandable distance by the ones concerned. For me it was so difficult to let go of and it may have destroyed those relationships where i felt loved. Facing this is extremely painful, as the result might be exactly what I feared most. To let go of this unhealthy fixed inner perspective is needed, and now on it´s way, with a trembling heart still, but on its way.

    8 months ago
  2. Robin Ann

    I will be facing change soon as my daughter is hopefully going to be flying up to Rhode Island in the next few weeks
    for a new Addiction program. I am hoping and praying all will go smoothly and that she settles in to returning to Rhode island
    and will be receptive to what the Professionals will be suggesting going forward in the next Chapter of her life.

    8 months ago
  3. Charlie T

    My laziness. I have been squandering
    this morning away, when I have so
    many thing to do around the house.

    8 months ago
  4. Lisa Kasper

    staying focused, learning to be patient as I heal from surgery (Breast canccer). launching my Candle business, just moving forward. EnJOY today!! Finding the joy in my cat’s meow, joy in the foggy mountain air, joy in the singing bowl, joy in breathing.

    8 months ago
    1. Carla

      Lisa, Healing thoughts of Light and Love sent your way. May there be a supportive circle of friends surrounding you each step of the way in your recovery.

      8 months ago
    2. Robin Ann

      Positive thoughts and prayers to you Lisa during your healing time.

      8 months ago
  5. Don Jones

    It is Sunday morning here in this part of the world, so it will be rest and reflection. I like the question because the idea of “facing” something, I think means give it my full attention. Even more interesting, is the idea of “facing” myself, because from this vantage point of seeing (looking out), I have no face. Hmmmm…

    8 months ago
  6. Dolores Kazanjian

    This one is easy. I am having a heart procedure on Tuesday and am dealing with a condition which, although it can be managed and lived with, will ultimately be fatal.
    The reflections remind me that, if there is any advantage to growing old (and there aren’t many), a person does arrive at a point where we realize that almost none of the things we worried about matter a bit. Only love and kindness matter. And I say that as someone who, in her youth, was one of the biggest overachievers around.

    8 months ago
    1. Michele

      Prayers for a successful heart procedure on Tuesday for you. Speedy recovery as well.

      8 months ago
    2. Nannette

      Dolores, Prayers and healing thoughts to you as you prepare for your surgical procedure. May you be surrounded with love of family and friends and a wonderful medical team. Blessings, my friend.

      8 months ago
    3. Yram

      Healing thoughts as you go into the procedure.
      Prayers all around for you and your team members.

      8 months ago
  7. pkr

    What do I need to face right Now?
    Change…
    Letting go of all that no longer serves Me…
    Happy Saturday to All.
    Pray for Peace….🕊️🙏🏻✨✨🙏🏻🕊️

    8 months ago
  8. Barb C

    Whatever I have to face, I’m starting the day calm thanks to Macaradanielle sharing her playlist in response to yesterday’s question. I just listened to the beautiful, calming, meditative Alive and Well Gratitude Mantra by Jhené Aiko, an artist I hadn’t heard of before. It’s her gentle voice and a singing bowl. So peaceful and I’m playing it again. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phskp62LPVc&ab_channel=Jhen%C3%A9Aiko
    I’m facing the need to recreate my morning routines and others after a week of travel and a return to the AirBnB I’ll be living in until our home remodeling project is done. Quite a few weeks of “different” lie ahead. I only stayed here one night before leaving so everything is still in boxes. At least the cat has settled down from the prowling and growling of that first day. My husband is going to walk down from the remodeling project, where he stays so we’re not leaving the house unattended for weeks on end, and we’ll resume our weekly routine of walking to the farmers’ market. That will help me reset the calibrations of my mind.
    Be well in whatever you face.

    8 months ago
  9. Pilgrim

    I continue to try different ways to heal/rehab the knee that got pretty wrecked a few days ago when I tripped and fell on the concrete. I am trying “all the things” and some are more helpful than others. I may have to find a doctor, which is not easy in a place where I don’t much of such things. Even though I moved here a couple of years ago, I am not too familiar with the medical offerings, whether they take Blue Cross/Blue Shield and such. (I had great doctors before we moved.) Anyway, taking it one day at a time at this point. In the meantime, the birds, squirrels, and chipmunks are keeping me entertained out my back doorwall. Blessings on everyone’s day!

    8 months ago
  10. Nannette

    I need to face getting ready for company, my niece and her husband are coming on Wednesday and then we are all going to a Resort on Friday. They – my twin nieces and husbands, my sister in law and a friend have all rented a lake house and Peter and I will be in the campground in our motorhome with our two cats and dog. I am so looking forward to seeing my family! Then on the following Momday, Peter and I will drive to Michigan to have some work on our motorhome…and then on to visit my niece and her husband (the one that is coming here on Wednesday). They moved to Michigan last year and we have not yet been to their new home…so a quick visit and then home again. But in the meantime…I have LOTS to do! Wishing everyone a good weekend…rain here in WV again!

    8 months ago
    1. Joseph McCann

      Glad to hear you are receiving moisture in V.W/ Nannette. It has turned off dry here, in an already dry part of the world. There is a chance the beginning of the week.

      8 months ago
      1. Nannette

        Thank you, Joseph for the reminder. Rain is a gift. We depend on it for our water source. We have a well…no city conveniences where I live. Prayers for rain in your part of the country! Blessings, my friend.

        8 months ago
  11. Yram

    When I awoke, I said “goodbye night, hello day! What surprises do you have for me today.”

    8 months ago
    1. Barb C

      Love this little poem!

      8 months ago
  12. Carol

    What do I need to face right now?

    I need to face this day with its joys and its sorrows. The strength I need is always in the NOW. If I’m in the past or the future, I go there alone. If tomorrow comes, it will be the NOW. The NOW is all there is. Today’s quote from Deng Ming-Dao says it all . “In nature there is no alienation. Everything belongs.” Human Nature struggles with this truth because we tend not to live in the NOW. The quote is a reminder that we are the only thing in nature that’s in denial. If we truly realized that the NOW is all we have, perhaps we would stop fighting and fleeing and start facing, feeling, and healing. May we all face and embrace the NOW. It’s the gift.

    8 months ago
  13. sunnypatti

    This day. We have a full day at the restaurant and we’re hosting an animal rescue in between lunchand dinner for a fundraiser. It’s going to be a long but good day!

    8 months ago
  14. Laura

    Yard work!

    8 months ago
  15. Mary Mantei

    Good morning All, I just want to say how much I appreciate the beauty and lightness in your responses. This question might lend itself to facing the dragons to be slayed, and yet, I find myself smiling at your responses.

    I thought of several things I might need to face right now, and the essence of them all is facing change, with all its uncertainty and opportunity. Peace to each of you.

    8 months ago
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