Reflections

Please log in or Create a Profile to post a comment.

  1. L
    Lauryn

    Negativity

    12 months ago
  2. Carol

    needs and wants…sometimes I get them mixed up. I both need and want to remember that fact Also,. I found myself having difficulty answering this question. It made me feel like I need to perform or impress. Let’s just say that I no longer need someone else to complete me. I may not always be worthy but I am of worth.

    12 months ago
  3. Antoinette

    I no longer need to hold on to stuff.

    12 months ago
  4. Holly in Ohio

    I no longer need disposable things, plastic things, shopping bags, trash bags, a large trash can or a big shopping list, because I’ve learned not to be wasteful.
    I no longer need to buy superfluous things for pleasure, or as many clothes or balls of yarn, because I’ve learned how to have joy with what I have and what I see.
    I no longer need premade food or as much food, as I garden, cook and bake, can, preserve, and make.
    I don’t need as much outside approval as I’m better able to accept and be myself.
    I don’t need as often to ask for help, because I’ve learned to believe in and be there for myself (and others).

    12 months ago
    1. A
      Ana Maria

      Beautiful! I am getting there. I will retire in June 2022. I am so looking forward to getting rid of so many material items. The mental stress this accumulation brings me is overwhelming. I love to cook, garden, can and preserve, it will be such a pleasure to do it. I thank you for the inspiration.

      12 months ago
  5. Sandra

    I will no longer associate myself with people who won’t elevate me or are negative towards me. I no longer have to worry about not being able to get back
    up when I fall because I have god to lift me up no matter what

    12 months ago
  6. r
    redfin44004

    Their ceaseless technological innovations

    12 months ago
  7. Marnie Jackson

    I no longer need the self-judgment that always rears its ugly head

    12 months ago
    1. KC

      Thanks Marnie, I am with you and Kim on this one. Letting go of judgement of self and others seems a wonderfully freeing aspiration. Who knows where that may lead! …

      12 months ago
    2. Kim

      Yes Marnie…this too is what immediately came to mind when I read this question. I no longer need to judge myself so harshly for a myriad of reasons…one of which is the influence it has to then also trap me in to judging others.

      12 months ago
  8. Mary Pat

    Perfectionism.

    12 months ago
  9. Kevin

    Ah, but the mind reads, “What do I no longer want?” The difference between what I need to keep and what I want to keep can be measured in tubs, corners, and crevices in my basement. We donate or recycle many things throughout the year, but the outtake seldom exceeds the intake, so of course, it’s all my wife’s fault.

    12 months ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      HAHAHAHA! Of course.

      12 months ago
  10. EJP

    Resentment and to hold grudges.

    12 months ago
  11. Carla

    In May, I had to transition out of a work center that I directed for 9 years. I’m now in a tinier space. Shredding of more old files is needed as management modified the location. Last week I was informed I’m still somewhat needed, I just won’t be returning to the space.

    12 months ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      You are always needed, Carla. Don’t let their fickle decisions get to you. 🏵

      12 months ago
      1. Carla

        Thank you Holly. this has been a challenging change in my work life.

        12 months ago
    2. Mary Pat

      I will light a candle for you today, Carla. This doesn’t read like it has been an easy transition.

      12 months ago
      1. Carla

        Thanks Mary Pat, yours & Holly’s comments touch me. It hits me that I’ve not had any validation for this significant job location loss. It’s more complicated and lol, it dawned on me I’m looking for a “fast forward” button. One step at a time is needed.

        12 months ago
  12. Michele

    Stress…. no one needs stress, it’s how we deal with it that matters:)

    12 months ago
  13. sunnypatti48317

    I’ve got some stuff sitting in the back of my mind that I no longer need. It occurred to me recently that I was still angry over something that a friend had said a few years back. Long story, but basically she told two people some very personal, private things about me without my permission. Things I never would have wanted them to know anyway because they are not close to me. I’ve realized I have lost trust in her. But I’ve also realized how it’s weighing on my mind and costing me some peace. I’ve been working on the forgiveness process, and I’m trying to figure out if I should tell her or not. It’s hard because I want her to know the truth, but despite my anger over it, I also don’t want to hurt her feelings. Confrontation is not my forte!

    12 months ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      Perhaps you can look at why you want to tell her? Is it hope for some acknowledgement or validation from her? You don’t need that from her, you need that from yourself. Or is it because you want her to know it is wrong to do what she did? I just wonder if this is the route to the inner peace you would like to have. I hope you get that peace. 🕊

      12 months ago
      1. sunnypatti48317

        I don’t need the validation, but perhaps the acknowledgement. The thing is, I don’t think we can be friends anymore. And I don’t think it’s right to just “ghost” someone, so that’s why I feel the need to tell her. I want her to know why I don’t want to spend time with her, why I don’t tell her details about my life anymore… because she can’t keep her mouth shut, which I’ve always known, but I hoped our relationship was important enough that she wouldn’t blab my private stuff to people that didn’t need to know… or to anyone as far as that goes!

        That’s why it’s a struggle. Because I do love her, but loving someone doesn’t mean I have to maintain a relationship with her. I care about her feelings, but I also think it’s important that she knows how she made me feel. It will take a lot of prayer and meditation to find the resolution!

        12 months ago
  14. Christine

    Yesterday was the last meeting of the grief counseling group that I participated in. The topic was, what do you let go, what do you leave behind, and what do you hope for the future? The counselors asked us to be quiet for a moment, and then to write down whatever comes to mind. In my mind came on “sentiment”. Things from Karel that are of no use to me, and that actually get in the way. I am going to clean up. That will be very difficult, I already cry at the idea, but that is also something I want. He gave me beautiful memories and little sweet things that say much more than all his other stuff.

    12 months ago
    1. pkr

      Dear Christine, thank you for sharing your truth with all of us here. I can empathize with you. I am going thru my own grieving as well, having lost my dear brother recently & placing my mom in a nursing home, which is like losing her too. My brother was such a huge part of my life & my life’s journey. Grieving is hard. My heart hurts for you. I will pray for you. Please be gentle with yourself. Be mindful of self-care. ❤️🙏❤️

      12 months ago
      1. Christine

        Dear PKR, thank you for your nice response. It also seems very difficult to me to lose a brother. I can imagine that you are very sad about that. I wish you the best. Also for your mother. To have to let go of a child and also move to another home will be very emotional. A prayer for you both.💕🦋🌹

        12 months ago
        1. pkr

          Thank you Christine. Blessings to you.🙏❤️🙏

          12 months ago
    2. Holly in Ohio

      You are not clearing away Karel. He is always with you. You have memories and love. But last year’s leaves and stalks make the compost to grow the garden of the new season, but space is needed to grow anew. This is a brave step and he would be proud of you. ❤

      12 months ago
      1. Christine

        Deur Holly, Thank you so much. I am so grateful for seeing you writing Karel’s name. It gives me a feeling of care for me, but also for him. 💞🌹

        12 months ago
    3. Kevin

      Such a tender journey that you’re on here, Christine. Holding you in prayer and in gentle Light.

      12 months ago
      1. Christine

        Thank you, dear Kevin. I always find it special to come here. Here with a group of people where we can all tell our story. There is no judgment here, but there is a loving response. I am convinced that this website has helped me and still helps me in my grieving process. Thanks again, Kevin.

        12 months ago
    4. Christine

      By the way, what a coincidence…..this question. It also tells me you are on the right track. Totday’s question feels als a gift from universe. 😊💞

      12 months ago
      1. sunnypatti48317

        Good morning, Christine. I know it will be difficult, but I hope it will also be healing as well. Perhaps what you clean up will be helpful to another person, if you choose to donate whatever things you are cleaning up. Sending you love, peace, and comfort.

        12 months ago
        1. Christine

          Dear Sunnipatti, you are very sweet with a lot of understanding for the emotions of others. I sent you a big hug and love 😘❣.

          12 months ago
1 2

Stay Grateful

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Give yourself the gift of free bi-monthly inspiration including uplifting articles, diverse stories, supportive practices, videos, and more, delivered with heart to your inbox.