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  1. M
    Mike

    The weakness and vulnerability that are true to my mortal nature must be felt and accepted. The half-thought, half-felt notions that these are shameful failings must be identified as the frauds they are and discarded.

    1 year ago
  2. k'Care-Reena

    WHAT FEELINGS DO I HAVE THAT ARE AWAITING HONEST EXPLORATION AND ACCEPTANCE?

    1) Compassion for myself: I am very hard on myself yet take it easy on others, that can be very frustrating 🙁
    2) I can honestly say I FEAR FALLING INLOVE BECAUSE I DO NOT TRUST MYSELF TO FALL INLOVE WITH THE RIGHT PERSON: It has been close to 3 yrs that I am single and have not avoided a relationship and put everyone in the friend zone.

    1 year ago
  3. Malag

    I’d say all of them. I tend to dampen them a bit (less so as I age) so, really, they are all to be explored. For example I felt this great sense of well being recently and it was joy but this didn’t hit home until retrospect.

    1 year ago
  4. Jess

    Separateness need. Sadness

    1 year ago
  5. SK

    Anger, aggravation, disillusionment, weariness.

    1 year ago
  6. GregC

    Anger, frustration, guilt, and resentment.

    1 year ago
  7. d
    dcdeb

    Anger, fear. I never seem to run out on these two emotions.

    1 year ago
  8. s
    sb

    I agree with many comments below – especially Kevin and Deborah. Depending on so many circumstances, all may seem fine but then often I have found that some things that I think are dealt with are, in fact lurking underneath waiting to come back to bite me! But hopefully each time I learn a bit for the future and I come closer to acceptance of the past.
    I have spoken before of my dark times and how scarred I realise I am when the feelings and memories return. There was a question here recently which was the first time I really felt able to openly mention my feelings honestly but I was shaken by how traumatised I still felt. However, the wonderful comments from this community were so comforting and helpful and I still feel the warm glow from them now – so a big step towards exploration and acceptance. And today I can look at those feelings from that perspective rather than the way i felt last time

    1 year ago
  9. Don Jones

    Sometimes, there are feelings of helplessness and despair when I think about the big issues like climate change, conflicts and injustices. But a little broken chair on my workbench helps with that exploration… fostering the development of a creative spirit helps solutions emerge.

    1 year ago
  10. Deborah

    I find it funny that the feelings that I have dealt with (almost) some how find their way back into my consciousness. I hear the words “healing comes in layers” which means as soon I clear off one surface, deeper more hidden emotions arise. I continue to explore my past relationships which evokes feelings of inadequacy, anger, failure, fear of being alone and sadness. If I can stay present, I like to send love and peace to my past partners and recognize the gifts that they have given me. I am grateful for these feelings, for the deeper healing.

    1 year ago
  11. Mica

    Gaaack!! I continue to worry about other people – the plumbing company, for heaven’s sake – more than myself – Help Me! I paid the bill, and now I see that I overpaid in ways I was clueless about. Why did I care that the plumbing company get paid when the product they installed wasn’t even working??!!!! I’m so old already. Will I never learn? This is such a timely question for me at this moment – thanks!

    1 year ago
  12. Seearelow

    Feelings of anxiety and self-doubt of the future. By accepting that nothing is guaranteed, everything is permitted.

    1 year ago
  13. Patricia

    I don’t feel that I am ignoring various feelings – some anger, resentment, disappointment – you name ’em, I got ’em – or they re-emerge at times. But I’m chipping away at them, coming to terms, accepting them and the situations they represent. It feels like “honest exploration and acceptance” will never be a completed process and I am also (mostly) at peace with that.

    Those named above are traditionally ‘negative’ feelings – but what about the ‘positive’ ones, friends? What about self-love and respect? Knowing deep down that God is setting a seal of approval on us all the time? Maybe those feelings also need more honest exploration and true acceptance…. ?

    1 year ago
  14. devy

    Acceptance of reality and things that I cannot control.. to calm my anxious thoughts .

    1 year ago
  15. Michele

    Self forgiveness … learning to not have negative self talk… it’s a daily effort.

    1 year ago
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