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To not take on anything new. For years, all of my adult life, especially the past 30 years, I have not taken time for myself, to do what I know needs to be done. Cleaning out cabinets and drawers is so much more than that, and I intend to not take anything new on in my life until my “house” is in order. That includes my inside house, as well as the one we live in. I am starting to remind myself of this every day. Now that my health is better, and I am recovering, it is my chance to do this and I am on my way to put it into practice. My kids are going to help us by moving a few rooms in our house around to make it easier for us to exercise. That is huge! So after the cabinets are cleaned and organized, and that last closet is cleaned up, then, and only then, will I take on another volunteer job. OH! And I promised myself a one day a week off from anything at all. It is a day I will leave the house to have tea, get coffee somewhere, walk or go for a hike. But I won’t be at home. That is important!
Walk the dog
Something came to my understanding, which induces the next right action. It is that for the sake of freedom of the ones who might feel caught by my clinging and for the sake of freedom in general, including mine also, I let go. I accept. May it help transform what needs to be transformed. May what is worth staying stay. May His Light and Love guide. For this I pray.
Literally. Move to a new-to-me rented room tomorrow after five months of living with lovely, but young and chaotic hordes of people, pets, and odd hours filled with mess, noise, and comings and goings. May peace, love, quiet, creative spaces, nature walks, and good supportive conversations ensue in a safe space that holds me wonderfully until I leave Australia again.
Wishing you a peaceful move in day:)
Thanks, Michele, and so may it be!
This feels not easy but being kind to myself while stuck in quarantine. Which means looking at the negative self talk and then talking back to myself in a kind and accepting way for all the things I’ve done that are hurtful.
Would you judge me if I were you? Would you be kind to me, forgiving, and help me?
Please be at least as kind to yourself as you would if you were me or someone else.
We have all done hurtful things. Hopefully, we learn and grow, are forgiven, and let some unpleasant things rest in the past.
I have counted as my friends a few people who were once prisoners of war or in internment camps. I sometimes wondered how they could let go of that and move forward… and become such loving and gentle people. It taught me that we are capable of a lot of growth in our lifetime.
You are on the right track, Viv. You deserve kindness. I wish you success in your endeavor.
My next action would be to take responsibilities of my career. So far I have always be a go-with-the-flow kind of a person. Now seems like a time I should start looking deeper and make sense of my work life to be able to bring it all together
The next thing I should do is leave my comfort zone. I have been unfocused on my life for the past 3 yrs I guess. Now, the right thing is to take action and responsibility of my life. I should stop pleasing people and not live a life according to their expectations. I should make more friends. I should work on my mental health.
To be here now.
Giving my partner space and stepping away.
To look into life insurance so that my burial is not a burden to my loved ones. Recently two people I know died penniless recently without a will and without money in the bank. Both died suddenly and young. I thought I was responsible but when I witnessed the above I see there are areas I need to take care of so I don’t leave loose ends when my time comes.
The next right action for me is to let go and let God direct me in allowing my kitty to transition. She has been a blessed joy in my life and I need to honor her in life and now shortly in death.
My thoughts are with you as I am approaching this too. I have a vet appt later today and am anxious for what the outcome will be.
This is a hard thing to do,
I’ve done it many times
and it never gets any easier.
My heart is with you
and with your beloved kitty
Sparrow, Thank you very much for your understanding and support.
Word for the Day…
Acceptance anchors us so that we might focus on the present rather than endlessly drift in a sea of wishing, dreaming, and pining for anything other than what is.
struck me between the eyes this morning,
as I was treated to a very unpleasant ‘wake up’
that I took quite personally . . .
set me off
on a wishing, dreaming, pining avenue
that I have not visited for a very long time,
but it came back,
just to remind me it was still here,
and available to me
any time I wanted to sit on my pity pot.
Thanks to the Word,
I have been able to return my focus to what is present
What is the next right action?
to accept and not dwell . . .
to remind myself
what I have to be grateful for,
and not play into a game I’ve long since grown out of.
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