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  1. Robin Ann

    I need support and should not have fear of judgements or seek it out. I can’t take on some burdens all on my own. I was taught as a child to keep the skeletons in the closet. I know this is not healthy emotionally & physically but have tried to do so in the past.

    5 months ago
  2. Dolores Kazanjian

    That I am more resilient than I thought. I have dealt with major health issues better than I would have imagined

    5 months ago
    1. Yram

      Your post gives me hope as I face concerns along with the major issues my husband is dealing with.

      5 months ago
  3. Don Jones

    This life that pulses within me is much bigger, mysterious and incredible than I had assumed when I took the time to stop and look.

    5 months ago
  4. Charlie T

    Well, I don’t think I’ve learned anything
    particularly new about myself. Maybe more
    of a reinforcing of beliefs and practices.
    I mean, I’m always learning more about
    myself as I move through this life.
    Or, I hope I am. Some things, I have to
    learn over and over again, before it sticks.
    I’m trying to learn to be okay with what is.

    5 months ago
    1. Carol

      Charlie, “Some things, I have to learn over and over again, before it sticks.” I relate!

      5 months ago
      1. Joseph McCann

        Sometimes I think remedial may be my middle name!

        5 months ago
  5. Journey

    The thing I have learnt about myself is that I am not as introverted as I thought I was. While I am definitely not the person in the center of the room at any party, I do like talking with people, making friends and building relationships.

    5 months ago
    1. Dolores Kazanjian

      Interesting. I learned that about myself during the pandemic. I missed being with people a lot more than I would have imagined.

      5 months ago
  6. Carol

    I’ve learned that no matter how much I have grown I still have a bout with my EGO most days. I love this quote from Pema Chodron and have found it very helpful.

    “The ego wants resolution, wants to control impermanence, wants something secure and certain to hold on to. It freezes what is actually fluid, it grasps at what is in motion, it tries to escape the beautiful truth of the fully alive nature of everything. As a result, we feel dissatisfied, haunted, threatened. We spend much of our time in a cage created by our own fear of discomfort.”

    Welcoming the Unwelcome
    Wholehearted Living in a Brokenhearted World
    by Pema Chödrön,
    page 32–33

    5 months ago
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      Ana Maria

      Powerful! I thank you!!

      5 months ago
  7. Carla

    Even while walking through my grief and loss of loosing two family members to death by suicide and walking beside two brothers with cancer, there is a God given strength within me to keep moving forward; “heel toe, heel toe.” I am amazed when humorous comedic character acting (Mother Frances Cabrini and Bridget of the Isles) can step forward bringing cheer at events. There are less days of wanting to stay home under cozy blankets. Avoidance of living immersed in life is an easier softer way, that I must avoid.

    5 months ago
    1. Carol

      Thank you Carla

      5 months ago
  8. Yram

    My observation is when I follow my gut it is usually right. And that I have more inner strength than I realize. That one consistency in life is change. When I am consistent with a grateful attitude it soothes the change.

    5 months ago
  9. Josie

    Dealing with the side effects of successful cancer treatments has taught me to trust my God-given insights & truth, especially my resilience and depth.

    5 months ago
  10. Michele

    I have good days. I have bad days. I remember important truths:
    ‘and this too shall pass’
    emotions come and go like clouds
    focus on the present
    I will always love giving
    Always remain grateful

    5 months ago
  11. Mary Mantei

    I have learned, that over the years, I have developed the skills and the spirit to work with what comes my way in life. And that is an ongoing Hallelujah!

    5 months ago
  12. sunnypatti

    That I am really strong, but that I still have plenty of work to do.

    5 months ago
  13. Avril

    As I peruse the other reflections, I am reminded of how similar we all are. I have learned I am good, holy, patient, impatient, anxious, and Divine. I, too, am learning and relearning at a slow pace. But, this year my practice deepened exponentially. I hope the traction gained will persist. Thank you to all of you for your light and love.

    5 months ago
  14. Laura

    I continue to learn the slow pace of acceptance and change.

    5 months ago
  15. Pilgrim

    I have learned, and continue to learn, my physical vulnerabilities. And trying to make the best of a lot of isolation. I am so grateful for this site, and daily gift of connection.

    5 months ago
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