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  1. Mary Pat

    Another one after listening to Ghost Stories on Invisibilia. Friendships that are not healthy for me. I have often had regrets about two of them, wondering if I was wrong in ending them, and after listening to this podcast, no. I was right. But I did what most of us do, and just let them fade away instead of breaking up with those people….that sounds uncomfortable to me for good reasons…anyway, unhealthy relationships for me.

    12 months ago
  2. vish

    i dont need negative relations, people that put me down or drain my energy anymore. i am being mindful of who i am spending my energy on.

    12 months ago
  3. Malag

    I have so much “just in case stuff”. I don’t need it. Really there’s not that much that I need. Most of it is comfort, pleasue or sentiment. Or the “just in case stuff”. I aim to do some trimming of all this stuff soon.

    12 months ago
  4. O.Christina

    As several have already mentioned, a lot of “stuff” filling my shelves and space much too much. To sort out and let go of, giving away of material items of what is worth passing on to others in need is work in progress and relieving. If I could let go of “things” of my soul´s shelf, the old feelings of panic and despair of times long gone have to be named, which seem to be ingrained in the center of my brain and can be triggered just by a finger snap without exhausting itself… is work in progress, too. To let go of this may need a jump into something unknown so far and where I hope to be able to go with the flow, so to say. So much help needed, and so much help was and still is there. I am deeply grateful. Thank you all., dearly. Blessings to all who come here for visiting and who share, and all beyond, too.

    12 months ago
  5. Maeve

    No longer need:
    To muscle through life on my own.
    To keep all the “stuff” I’ve had for years in my classroom. Time to sort, books, and other materials, and donate to a school that has more limited resources than mine.

    12 months ago
  6. Cynthia

    Shame.

    12 months ago
  7. KC

    Judgement.

    Peace is this moment without judgement,
    this moment in the Heart-space where
    everything that is is welcome.

    Dorothy Hunt

    12 months ago
  8. d
    db82258

    my “stuff”

    12 months ago
  9. Nicki

    Today’s question made me think of a quote from Thoreau:

    “A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.”

    Over the past 2-3 years, I have “let alone” a number of things material and otherwise and my life has been enriched in a number of ways. However, one thing that hangs on is time-wasting distraction. I no longer need time-wasting distraction, specifically mindless internet searching and social media. I have gone days and even weeks without it and I am so much calmer and more at peace with myself and the world. But it’s so easy to get pulled back into the loop. All it takes is one day of using tiredness or not feeling well as an excuse and invitation and it starts the loop. I need to work on better strategies, I guess, for not getting pulled into the loop.

    12 months ago
  10. Hot Sauce

    I no longer need material things that take up space. Living simply is living happily.

    12 months ago
  11. Don Jones

    Perhaps words that are labels. In the deep fog of the past, I recall looking at a creature in awe, wonder and amazement. Then I was told, “that is a bird”. Somehow, the application of that label reduced the seeing of what was. A magnificent creature landed on a branch on the tree, and it just became, a bird. In that same past fog, I also recall being told, “you are Don”. There is a renewed energy to “look again – without the label”.

    12 months ago
  12. pkr

    I no longer need feeling this old conditioned response to the “holidays” of STRESS & STRAIN. This year I am choosing to be mindful of that old conditioned response & turn it off. I am letting it go. What’s to be stressed about? It is the holidays, a time of joy, love, lights, smiles, treats, decorations, giving, good cheer…. I intend to remind myself often to enjoy this time of the year & stop stressing about it. 🎄❤️🎄

    12 months ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      Yay, pkr! 🙂

      12 months ago
  13. Anne Gunn

    Timely question for me. At 78 years young, I’m in transition from a three-bedroom house as I find and move into a smaller apartment. I’m grateful to my sister who encouraged me to get started early downsizing my “stuff.” You won’t have the space and how much do you really need, anyway was her “pushy” question. Well, let me say that sorting through my stuff plus years of accumulated papers has been a great emotional and spiritual experience. Yes, I’ve had to decide about Christmas decorations, furniture, kitchen stuff — even the contents of my toolbox! Various organizations have happily helped me to part with things I will no longer need. I’ve discovered the virtues of a scanner as I sorted through papers and photographs. I feel at least 50 pounds lighter and eager to lean into a different way of daily “physical” living. Hoping my physical practices will mirror more closely my spiritual practices.

    12 months ago
  14. Linda

    To read the news every day. It is a slog and it only brings me down.

    12 months ago
    1. Michele
      12 months ago
      1. Linda

        Yes, I do read this and it helps!

        12 months ago
    2. pkr

      Linda, I stopped reading & listening to the news awhile ago. The reporting of the “news” just made me angry, depressed, sad & fearful. I feel so much better since I turned it off. Good luck. It was a hard habit to break. ❤️

      12 months ago
      1. Linda

        Yes, I feel somewhat guilty not “keeping up with the news.” But it just isn’t good for my well being any more.

        12 months ago
  15. j
    jmarq

    Self doubt! There is so much I’ve accomplished yet somehow seem to feel inadequate much of the time.

    12 months ago
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