Reflections

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  1. Elle

    That my family (extended family also) & I have different definitions of what it means to be family.

    9 months ago
  2. kds618

    My lifelong recovery as a 27 year old who suffered a carodid dissection; having a stroke- needing surgery to have a stent put in- all due to a car accident where I was a passenger on December 17th. I have to get over the idea that my life has changed dramatically and will likely never be the same; I need to get over my past self- and all I can think of is how lucky I am to be alive and to have all major functions. I will have to get passed the trauma of trusting other people as a driver. I will also face issues with having to take blood thinners- and any future surgeries I will need. I have to face the fear of having a second stroke everyday.

    10 months ago
  3. Mary Pat

    That I may get Omicron. It is a possibility that no matter how careful I have been, it might happen. And then, what do I do after that? So facing that fear is real, but working through that fear with a plan is just as important.

    10 months ago
  4. O.Christina

    I don´t know.

    10 months ago
  5. Z
    Zane Stebletsov

    My rapid decline in productivity and consumption of knowledge.

    10 months ago
  6. Malag

    Avoidance. It can be a very sensible strategy or a slowly boiling pot of explosive dung with a fully operating fan nearby.

    10 months ago
    1. d
      db82258

      oh that is so funny

      9 months ago
    2. A
      ALICIA

      Malay, you made me laugh with the truthful metaphor.

      9 months ago
    3. Michele

      this made me LOL! hilarious visual

      10 months ago
  7. Chung van Gog

    My lack of discipline.

    10 months ago
  8. d
    db82258

    Today it is to face my limitations with grace. I became weak during my daily walk and fell, if it were not for my core and upper body strength, I would have had serious injury. As it is, I will be gentle with myself and others and take time to rest. Although strained and bruised, my heart is still smiling.

    10 months ago
  9. MEG

    To face the uncertainty with hope and trust in the process of life. To have faith in the unknown.

    10 months ago
  10. J K

    I think I need to face my true self. We all are hidden in our masks that makes people desirable and likable. But are we really what we show?? We need to face what our own strength is, what our weakness is!!
    We should not hide ourselves from our own self. Face what you are! But don’t stop being a better person with each day.

    10 months ago
    1. Michele

      loved your reflection:)

      10 months ago
    2. MEG

      Good points JK. Thank you !
      You might also find this quote interesting, from Carl Jung:
      “Persona, the mask or image we present to the world. Designed to make a particular impression on others, while concealing our true nature.”
      – Carl Jung

      10 months ago
      1. J K

        Thank You MEG!!
        The quote is quite related to what I feel. Thanks for sharing.

        10 months ago
  11. Hot Sauce

    Right now, I need to face my fear of uncertainty, recognizing that it is a part of life and that it is okay to hold convictions and still be uncertain about them.

    10 months ago
  12. Don Jones

    Hmmmm, face-to-no-face, which is an openness and presence with no-thing in between. So, the “I” gets dropped in favor of you. I can take a break.

    10 months ago
  13. KC

    The day … starting with this moment 🙂

    10 months ago
  14. Hilary

    Taking all steps necessary to get Shay and Sky correctly evaluated and in a nurturing atmosphere

    10 months ago
  15. Elaine

    Attending to end of life matters. It’s just the responsible thing to do.

    On a lighter note – try to figure out today’s Wordle which has me stumped!

    10 months ago
    1. M
      MemoPC

      Elaine I have been enjoying wordle also. Fun little distraction and everyday needs a bit of that. Some are a bit tricky💕

      10 months ago
  16. Mica

    I have a day with nothing on my calendar, which means I can deal with an annoying somewhat urgent problem involving computers and softwares. Wish me luck! [No emojis here – bleeding edge macbook’s emojis on touch bar are dead – Again]

    10 months ago
    1. Javier Visionquest

      Skill and persistence!

      10 months ago
      1. Mica

        Thank you, Javier – I think I had barely enough of each. The work is done – at least for now. Hooray!

        10 months ago
  17. devy

    To me facing something often brings to mind confrontation, either to others or myself. I look at what’s going in the world and see too much negative means of facing issues. What I try to do is look at problems either within myself or around us, try to look at others perpective on issues and because I can only control my actions, release let go of anger or anxiety and focus on me. No one or nothing can make someone feel a certain way. We have control on how we react. By focusing on the positive things and looking after me, it helps me face the negativity

    10 months ago
  18. Javier Visionquest

    My health is becoming expensive to maintain. Maybe I’m not at the intersection quite yet but eventually I imagine that cost will exceed its value.

    10 months ago
    1. A
      ALICIA

      Oh, my soul, Javier!!! Wishing you well.

      9 months ago
    2. Michele

      Hang in there Javier. Sending positive energy your way:)

      10 months ago
    3. MEG

      Sending Love your way Javier…

      10 months ago
    4. sparrow

      …sending you all good energy,
      dear Javier…
      solutions may come from where you least expect them.
      Don’t let go of hope
      with love . . . ♥

      10 months ago
    5. pkr

      Javier, sending you love & hugs. ❤️

      10 months ago
    6. Mica

      Oh, ((((Javier)))), that’s so sad

      10 months ago
  19. Laura

    Inner resistance. I have a couple of personal business items that need my attention. Yet, I make the process more difficult by putting them off. I don’t understand why I do this because I know I’ll feel better when I get things wrapped up. Why do I fight instead of cheering myself on to do things that I know are in my self-interest?

    10 months ago
    1. Michele

      May I suggest a book, I had to read it for work and it made a lot of sense. Eat That Frog by Brian Tracy.

      10 months ago
    2. Barb C

      Oh, this is me. So many things need attention it’s easy to push certain ones down the list again and again.

      Sharing in case this might work for you–heading into the weekend i make a list that isn’t a to-do list. It’s labeled “Possibilities” and includes both chores and leisure items. Seeing all the things I might do somehow inspires me to check things off–and not just the fun ones. I started doing this a few months back and weekends I do this are far more productive and enjoyable without leaving me feeling tired at the end. It charges my batteries more than a weekend that I “wander into” with no list, even though I like being unscheduled and could happily spend the whole day reading on the sofa.

      10 months ago
      1. sparrow

        10 months ago
  20. sunnypatti48317

    There’s a struggle I’m having at work that I need to take a better look at.

    I also need to face the fact that, at age 49, I have a zit on my nose! It wasn’t there yesterday!! [insert laughing face]

    10 months ago
    1. Mica

      Ah, sunnypatti, a former minister said, about her aging husband, that one reaches the age of having ‘zits and wrinkles’ – maybe you’re moving toward that?! Warm wishes to you –

      10 months ago
      1. sunnypatti48317

        The wrinkles I can handle, but not so sure about the zits. hahaha! I am a bit hormonal, though!

        10 months ago
    2. Barb C

      I thought I’d get a break between skin breaking out and wrinkles. No such luck–they overlap. This is Not Fair.

      10 months ago
      1. sunnypatti48317

        Never had a problem when I was younger, but it seems to be catching up to me!

        10 months ago
  21. EJP

    I need to face today with an open mind, heart and soul….it will be a good day

    10 months ago
  22. Patricia

    I had the image just now of not “facing” something, but walking side by side with it. Perhaps that image is most helpful to me – not being n an oppositional “facing it” stance but learning from and walking with some anger, sadness and weariness.

    10 months ago
    1. KC

      Thanks Patricia. I really appreciate your reframe. So wise and helpful! And yes – so true – walking with something includes al those so human emotions and full-bodied experiences – of both ourselves and those we are walking with.

      I think of the beautiful images of Thich Nhat Hanh walking with and leading groups of people in walking meditation. Even the image takes we me to a place of being and walking with or side by side, rather than ‘facing’. So much to unlearn, let go of and relearn as we re-imagine and practice living our moments and days wisely and well!

      Warmest wishes for your day …

      10 months ago
    2. Mica

      ‘Love it, Patricia! May I walk side by side with my computers and softwares project today! Well, but I need to come out ahead of them in the end.. Thank you for this image that I can carry with me 🙂

      10 months ago
    3. Barb C

      Such a helpful reframing. Reminds me of asking not “why is this happening TO me?” but instead “why is this happening FOR me?”

      10 months ago
      1. Mica

        Thank you, Barb C – something else that I can carry with me on today’s problem-project that I will walk ‘side by side’ with – it is happening FOR me 🙂

        10 months ago
  23. Hermann-Josef

    I have to face that if I face something it always is an inner experience. It is never outside.

    10 months ago
  24. J
    Jules B

    This moment

    10 months ago
  25. Kevin

    I do not choose to “face things,” but rather, to get a sense of how best to approach things first, then work on the best outcome possible.

    10 months ago
    1. Malag

      I like this, Kevin, because it gets a foot in the water before you’ve realised you’re getting wet.

      10 months ago
    2. Mica

      Thank you, Kevin – hopefully I have gotten a sense of how best to approach today’s project, which involved waiting for a fully empty day to embrace it! [‘tackle’ and ‘attack’ came to mind; ’embrace’ was slow to come..]

      10 months ago
  26. Michele

    a new day:) TGIF

    10 months ago
  27. w
    wanja

    Forgive and let go of bitterness and embrace peace & joy.

    10 months ago
  28. Christine

    My biggest fear has already come true. Losing the love of my life. After that, all the other problems, burdens, worries and fears seem small. I don’t have to look them in the face. I can deal with them. Perhaps that is a gift that comes from mourning: being free from fears and worries.

    10 months ago
    1. Patricia

      You are wise, Christine. I will remember your words.

      10 months ago

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