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That I am not JUST a mother and that I need to take time out for myself
The great pleasure and beautiful results of working in a team with kindred hearts. And about light and God´s rays on Earth and in my heart.
One thing I am grateful to have learned this year is how great God really is. I’ve been on and off with my relationship with him for a long time but I feel that now I am getting a good grip on things. It has been very difficult trying to separate myself from worldly things/desires but I feel an overwhelming gratefulness knowing that God’s love will always be there.
That the quality of most meaningful and substantial efforts are most often determined by the degree to which investment on the outcome of the effort can be shared with many, rather than the strength, knowledge, proficiency or skill level of one. I re-learned what I have learned many times before – the critical importance of teams.
I am not who I thought I was.
Do not use Betamethasone or similar prescription creams on your face as they will do permanent damage to your face. I wish the PA had told me that.
I am grateful to have learned how to make more space for ME. Giving myself space and time to do what I love isn’t selfish and doesn’t make me a bad partner or mother. I can’t fill from an empty cup. Sometimes doing things for myself is the best thing for myself AND my loved ones.
The importance of knowing the role of safety in a persons life: calming the mind, evolving a practice, and engaging in the world and honoring their lives and birthrights. My query is how does a person who is homeless, or living in slum conditions, or food insecure, or other physically unsafe spaces achieve a sense of safety in the absence of addictions. I share this learning by voting and signing petitions…
Thank you for championing for the people who are often forgotten.
This year I learned to continue. Continue to be open to new experiences. Continue my practices. Continue to put one foot in front of the other.
I’ve learned that sometimes what we are given by life is challenging but acceptance of it is key to my evolutionary growth.
I have learned that little gestures mean a lot to people. I have learned there is usually a reason for everything. I have learned a rose in a vase can put a smile on my face in the early morning. I have learned that the second shoe doesn’t always fall. I have learned that when I step into the unknown, faith is knowing one of 2 things: there will be something solid to stand on or I will be taught to fly.
This year I learned that one of my relapses really scared my 16 yo son. I had been downplaying it to myself but once I started this gratitude practice, I developed the courage to dig deeper into my past actions, and not just this one, and an entirely different world was there waiting for me.
I have learnt that I need to keep taking a half dose of a particular anti-depressant medication. I have tried to reduce the dose several times over the years and always end up becoming more anxious and depressed despite practising gratefulness, meditation and mindfulness. I have come to accept that I don’t make enough serotonin and I need the medication for my wellbeing and that is not a weakness.
Yup. It’s wonderful to be able to get ‘medicinal’ help for one’s mind. 🙂
I am grateful to have been introduced to mindfulness, meditation, and the concept of equanimity at the age of 65. Everything is as it should be. No judgement just kindness to myself and others. It has helped me to accept emotions that I had for years numbed with alcohol.
I have learned 4 things recently. I’m grateful to have learned I need to maintain a purely creative outlet. I need to create for the sake of creativity. I learned I’m in my 40s and I don’t like staying up late. My body requires more care! I relearned I need a disciplined schedule for my spiritual practices. Finally, I relearned I can forgive myself and begin, again.
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