Reflections

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    Ney

    Alone time to reflect on my life

    1 year ago
  2. Antoinette

    Meditaion

    1 year ago
  3. Chung van Gog

    Friendship.

    1 year ago
  4. F
    Faith

    I enjoy getting ready in the mornings, snuggles with my dog, and phone calls with loved ones during lunch.

    1 year ago
  5. Linda

    Seeing my husband in the morning. Reading emails from friends. Walks.

    1 year ago
  6. Marnie Jackson

    I cherish our family dinners. I cherish my morning routine. I cherish connecting with my husband at the end of a workday

    1 year ago
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    Fat Toad95202

    None as a wage slave if I am honest sry to offend you with the term I feel like one also feel like I will keep escaping to drugs unless I find a new job asap it is my karma though so I guess the drugs they help me escape from the hell I created for myself but I know I should be meditating.

    Feel so trapped and powerless I let bad habits drag me down too far.

    I guess I might die often feel like it.

    I cherish seeing her smile too wish I could be a wholesome person and provide fully who didn’t intoxicate and found work they were motivated to perform without getting high.

    1 year ago
    1. F
      Fat Toad95202

      Oh dear me where is my heart and will? Surely a real slave had to find something to cherish to find some outlet for sanity & joy. Those moments a song lifts my spirit of its usual state of sabotage I cherish.

      wasn’t always in a pit of self created torment this deep

      Cherishing drugs will only tighten my chains I hope to say I cherish days of sobriety then and only then can I find the clarity to see which path is the right way towards the freedom of work I long for

      https://youtu.be/VXkG66IyAgY

      1 year ago
  8. Malag

    It’s my morning routine that puts in place the everyday habits, breathing, meditation, somatic exercise. And then there’s tea, breakfast, petting the dog.

    1 year ago
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    Mike

    As I bicycle along the riverfront promenade to work each morning, I like seeing the various dogs walking on their leashes with their keepers.

    1 year ago
  10. Dusty Su

    Morning coffee and reflection time when I pick up the love I sent myself the night before. My afternoon/early evening walks. Reading a wonderful book before sleep. And all the offerings of love, laughter, life-affirming deeds around those events.

    1 year ago
  11. Don Jones

    The sunrise. The uniqueness of the grand entry every day. Its freshness, the anticipation and possibility of the new day. Its Grace and wonder. Even at my core, to become the sun itself as I disappear myself in its glorious presence. The mother hen of its lovely solar system. It is such a joy.

    1 year ago
  12. Holly in Ohio

    And you as well, Ose!

    1 year ago
  13. Mica

    Lots of them. Making coffee in my French press, unless I’m too lazy and have instant coffee; petting Brownie, my guinea pig [‘Touch’, I call it so she’ll know what to expect], hanging out on my laptop – here, for example; seeing my balcony, its plants, and the sky, as I sit here; going out on my balcony and checking on the progress of the few tiny shabby roses, and the other plants; sitting on the park bench on my balcony and enjoying the plants and noticing ways to tend them better…

    1 year ago
  14. pkr

    My morning Practice, coffee & toast, prayer & reflection, meditation, time spent here, yoga….my daily walks, grounding with the Redwoods. Chatting with my daughter. Listening to the birds. Just being alive to see, hear & be a part of a new day. Blessings to All….🙏❤️🙏

    1 year ago
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      Nicole

      This sounds so wonderful, I could not help but smile just thinking about how nourishing such a lifestyle must be for the soul. Being present truly shows us the blessings all around us. Sending you love and light on the journey ahead!

      1 year ago
      1. pkr

        Thank you Nicole. Sending you love & light too. ❤️✨ Have a beautiful day.

        1 year ago
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    Lauryn

    Early mornings when I sit outside on my porch, sipping coffee, listening to the birds, and reading this site. Also —

    Watering my garden.

    Saying good morning to my cats.

    Cooking dinner.

    Spending time with my partner.

    1 year ago
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      dcdeb

      I like coming here to write and read the reflections. Thankyou everybody!

      1 year ago
  16. Elaine

    Lying in bed with morning tea my husband beside me, daily Essentrics workout, coffee at a favourite local cafe, planning, preparing, and eating our wholesome evening meal, reading my current book, watching a carefully selected show on tv. May I take none of these quotidian joys for granted.

    1 year ago
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      Nicole

      How amazing!

      1 year ago
    2. Mica

      Essentrics – thank you, Elaine – I’ll check them out; my daily workout is typically a bit meager

      1 year ago
      1. Elaine

        Oh do Mica! It’s an approachable and intelligent program for all ages! I’ve never looked back since discovering it 3 years ago.

        1 year ago
        1. Mica

          Thanks, Elaine – I tried out Pilates a couple yrs ago, but that didn’t stick. I’ll check out the web page now –

          1 year ago
    3. Holly in Ohio

      “quotidian.” What a fabulous word! 😊

      1 year ago
  17. Chester

    Waking, morning prayer, reflection, connection, action, giving, receiving, growing, and, of course, sleep.

    1 year ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      Yes, sleep is a wonderful thing to cherish! Thank you for reminding me.

      1 year ago
  18. Nelson

    When I can close down my laptop, and take the boy out to play fetch. It’s our time to get fresh air and move around. Also, though my partner comes home late, we watch a little TV together before I go to bed. Even if it’s for a short while, it’s still our time together.

    1 year ago
  19. Ed Schulte

    My “everyday” every morning stimulation exercises ….becoming as alive and aware as I was originally intended to be …….

    part of those exercises or….”Now, use the imprinting ether [ a quality of the psychical body ] to visualise and see a rosy sun radiating from your heart centre. Through the kinetic ether, feel and see the radiation of the rosy sun, beaming out of your chest. Silence all emotions and desires and feel love in your heart, not the egoistic human love, but unconditional love, the Love of Christ-Logos. [ there is both rosy red of Christ-Logos and the Golden of Absolute beingness -Logos ]
    Christ-Love is given to you freely, without asking anything in return. Expand this rosy light and cover the whole planet, your temporary home. As personalities we live on this planet, but as Spirit­ Souls, Immortal BE-ings, the planet lives in us.
    As personalities we have limits, but as Spirit-Souls, Immortal BE-ings, we are boundless. As a Spirit-Soul we hold the whole planet in us. Wish for peace on Earth as it is in the Heavens.”

    This is Completely the opposite to stimulants such as coffee or tea which, in fact, only drain the physical body of life energy!

    1 year ago
  20. Mary Pat

    I cherish waking up before my husband and our dog are awake…the quiet of the morning before everything starts….my coffee, sitting next to me and relishing every sip….even the mug I chose to use today. It is all a privilege to be able to do these things that seem small, but mean alot to me. I start my meditation, and if I have time I then hop on this website to share my thoughts with you all. Or I hop on this website first……sometimes I don’t have time for both…..I try and make time though…..I relish the answers to these questions, and I get good insight from you all…
    And something new has entered my life…self care of my body….I cherish the time I have to practice this new adventure!

    1 year ago
    1. Michele

      I, too, enjoy picking out my mugs each day for my morning coffee:)

      1 year ago
  21. EJP

    Early morning coffee while watching the sunrise and welcoming this new day with endless possibilities and opportunities.

    1 year ago
  22. Holly in Ohio

    My husband has an early shift and is away before I am up, but we always text our good mornings to each other!

    In warmer months I get to the garden early every day. I begin by observation. I walk the rows and look for changes: any sign that a rabbit got in through the fence, the first blush on a tomato, some seedlings poking their heads through the soil.

    My family always shared dinners together, and these days it’s just my husband and I but we catch up on our days. Then we continue talking while we do the dishes by hand.

    There are other everyday happenings that if I pay more attention I could see them as things to cherish. Recently I started exercising as part of my plan to improve my self care. A little shift in attitude and I could enjoy it more as “me” time rather than a chore to make sure I do! I think I will go for that today! 😊

    1 year ago
    1. Mica

      Well, Holly, if your exercise does become more ‘me’ time, do let me know how you made that transition!

      1 year ago
  23. Patricia

    Like so many of you mentioned already this morning –just waking up, hearing my husband take the dog out, making the coffee, making the bed, sitting here with the coffee and focusing on gratitude and the coming day… small things that are so precious and comforting.

    1 year ago
    1. Mica

      Making the bed, Patricia – wow, congrats!

      1 year ago
  24. Maurice Frank

    Staying in bed a while after I wake up, my morning coffee, sitting quietly in the dark for a few minutes before I go to bed.

    1 year ago
  25. devy

    I cherish my first sip of coffee, the dawn as the horizon lightens up to greet me, my morning meditation, prayers ritual that I’ve adopted over the past couple of years, the ability to be active in my older age, having food on the table, being retired and having the opportunity to do what I want, when I want

    1 year ago
  26. Michele

    I cherish my morning routine of coming on this website, reading the daily question and everyone’s reflections. It grounds me. My daughter flies in today and I’m on vacation all next week. I am soooo excited! I haven’t seen her in 10 months. Looking forward to some quality family time together:)

    1 year ago
  27. Pilgrim

    My “everyday” happenings or rituals right now are fairly short, as I prepare to move in a few weeks. So I stick with my morning ritual/s as best I can. Put on the coffee, take the meds, put on the music, check favorite sites, read (a non-negotiable), add in breakfast, plan the day, as best as it can be planned in this whirlwind. Once I leave the kitchen table, do my yoga, shower and get on with the packing and pitching whirlwind. (My hands and wrists are shot … would appreciate your prayers and positive energy, my friends.)

    1 year ago
    1. pkr

      Dear Pilgrim, sending prayers your way for a smooth move. May Source bless you & your ailing hands & wrists. Be Well. 🙏🌟🙏

      1 year ago
      1. Pilgrim

        Thanks you, pkr, for your kind words.

        1 year ago
    2. Mary Pat

      Good idea Michele…I’ll go do that as well…..

      1 year ago
      1. Pilgrim

        Thank you, Mary Pat!

        1 year ago
    3. Michele

      I will light a candle for you Pilgrim:)

      1 year ago
      1. Pilgrim

        Thank you, Michele.

        1 year ago
      2. devy

        Prayers to you. I am sure that things will work out for you.

        1 year ago
        1. Pilgrim

          Thank you, devy!

          1 year ago
  28. sunnypatti48317

    Waking up! Watching the sun come up, peeking thru any clouds that may be hovering. Drinking coffee while I sit and do my morning practice. Getting love from and playing with our dog and cat. Sharing life, love and lessons with my husband. Getting daily exercise of some sort. Interacting with my team at work. Laughing as much as possible!

    1 year ago
  29. Kevin

    Everyday happenings are the “juice and joy” of life itself!

    For me, it’s here:

    Family, and grandchildren in my life throughout the week.
    Living alongside my wife and life partner of 49 years.
    Rowing with my team at sunrise in the harbor.
    Practicing my faith and being within a spiritual community.

    1 year ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      49 years… impressive!

      1 year ago
  30. Christine

    Every day I play the piano, I go for a walk. I have a room in the house where I can meditate. I love to sit on the couch in the conservatory with cozy thick socks and a blanket over me and read a book. Waving to the neighbors is also part of my everyday activity that I enjoy. These are some nice things I mentioned. Oh and of course…I love to read your answers here. What a privilege to receive so much openness from all of you.

    1 year ago

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