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Worry!!!! It is a work in progress though. I went to a new yoga class Friday afternoon which I desperately needed . Was just the right medicine. Tomorrow is a sailing day after an all day rain today. This morning I was guest to a May breakfast at a small yacht club my guy friend belongs to. Lots of yummy food and great conversations.
I no longer need doom-scrolling and pointless time on social media. I may still choose to use it to connect with friends and family (including all of you here), or to get resources from knowledgeable people, but not as a time-waster when I could be doing something else, including doing nothing and watching my breath and the world around me.
I no longer need to chase fashion and buy lots of new things. I’m in giving-away mode, not getting mode, unless I make an informed choice to fill a specific hole. It’s very freeing to realize that most people wouldn’t notice if I wore the same thing every day; I don’t see the same people every day. I still enjoy variety, pretty colors, lots of scarves and jewelry, but I don’t need to contribute to the waste of cheap fashion.
I/we are responsible for our ancestors we have an obligation to our creator. As the saying goes survival of the kindest..
The extra pounds that seemed to have crept
Negative limiting thoughts.
Silence and secrecy that are not beneficial.
What is it that I no longer need? I could simply say that I no longer need this or that because I certainly don’t need or want all the material things I craved when I was a young woman; but the question triggered another need in me that I think we all share–the need to love and be loved. I’m not talking about romantic love. I talking about agape–brotherly love.
I’m reminded of a quote from Gandhi: “Many an individual has turned from the mean, personal, acquisitive point of view to one that sees society as a whole and works for its benefit. If there has been such a change in one person, there can be the same change in many.”
I leave you with a poem I wrote:
Love Verses 2009
You can’t fake love
You can’t break love
You can’t will love
You can’t kill love
You can only choose
In the Spring it is a decision
In the Summer it gets a revision
In the Fall it is a fruition
In the Winter it is a reflection
Of the ups and downs of daily life.
Love is like the summer sun
Frolicking and playing
Ripening and breaking
open new horizons
Love is like the Fall winds
Blowing and gathering
Singing and salvaging
Love is like a rose in Winter
nor frozen ground
can kill it’s will to bloom
It rushes in like a Winter storm
then chooses to depart like
a gentle breeze
to nourish a needy world
Love is a decision
We all must make
We all must choose
If we want to break
the cycle of fear
that rules our lives
Than you for that poem Carol.
Too much judgement and negative thinking. Too much news and worrying about it.
Painful reminders – I could do without those. I remind myself that emotions come and go and this too shall pass.
Fear… of the future, of succeeding in business, of whether or not our new dog will ever stop destructive chewing 😄
I hope the restaurant launch is going well! I guess your dog decided you don’t need some of your belongings, haha.
I no longer need worry and anxiety over imagined future outcomes.
I no longer need to complain about anything. As Eckhart Tolle says, “When you complain, you make yourself a victim. Leave the situation. Change the situation or accept the situation. All else is madness”. Blessings to all. 🙏🌟
I love this, I shall copy and paste into my journal. thank you needed it today!
Thank you, Robin Ann. I am glad it is helpful to you, as it is to me, also.🧘♀️
Now that is wisdom I do need. Thank you Sheila. It sounds like the prayer of serenity too.
Thank you, Rabbit. Yes, it is the like The Prayer of Serenity. 🙏
I no longer need negativity- negative minds full of the repetitive thoughts. I no longer need karma, habits and a body. I no longer need a self. Thank you for helping and listening.
I don’t need things that are not real.
EJP – I agree! Only the truth .
Stress! I know the stresses I have endured or met head-on in the past have built resilience in me and made me the person I am but I’d rather not have any more, thank you!
On a global scale man’s inhumanity to man. On a personal level alcohol.
Such wisdom…thank you, Joseph
This reminds me of my 10th grade literature class. Maybe it is time to go back and read those books again. That class has a lot to do with anything good in me. It taught me a lot about reading, writing, and thinking. Some of this class would be outlawed in some schools today.
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