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  1. Elle

    I try to be open & understanding in regards to where others are coming from/their perspectives (yet), depending on what’s going on in my life- I can have a more closed view. That’s one of the reasons I wanted to be a part of Gratefulness.org…..to be more aware & alive, in regards to the bigger picture.
    Something I can have difficulty with when it comes to other people:
    {friendships/acquaintances}
    Are we even meant to be on going?…..OR, was our experience together suppose to be a finite period of time?
    Does our reason for knowing each other match up/have similar goals anymore?…..OR, are we just going through the motions because we are afraid to be on our own, to explore what that could bring?
    {With family & our strained relationships}
    Can I be more compassionate?????…..OR, am I allowing myself to be used as a doormat/treated with disrespect?
    Do I want them [still] telling me what I should do, how I should be- so THEY are comfortable and happy…..OR, do I respectfully (with loving kindness) say, “enough” & REALLY let go…..having Divinity come into my experiences to transform the negative, while believing in the best for them without them being in my life?

    11 months ago
  2. Malag

    Everyone including me. I operate with limited information looking through filtered lenses.

    11 months ago
  3. Chung van Gog

    Maybe Khatia Buniatishvili? 🙂 (I thought she was merely an excellent pianist, but after hearing her play Sergei Rachmaninoff’s third piano concerto, I think she’s phenomenal, and the criticism levied against her silly.)

    11 months ago
  4. MEG

    We learn self- awareness from knowing others. I could be wrong about anybody at any given time, even more likely if I don’t know a person on a more deeper level. So I try my best to look for the good in others.

    11 months ago
  5. ADP

    I feel I may be wrong about people I work with and interact with daily. Sometimes I feel I pass judgment or assume things about their life or their behavior. When really I have no idea what they are going through. I need to realize that people behave differently and handle situations differently than I do. I occasionally feel like my way is the best way. I need to be more open and receptive to others

    11 months ago
  6. Javier Visionquest

    A different version of us exists in the mind of everyone who knows us, none of which are complete, or necessarily accurate. You might say that I’m wrong about everyone but I’m clear about how others affect me.

    11 months ago
  7. Don Jones

    Right-wrong thinking… hmmmm, I think I will just being quiet.

    11 months ago
  8. d
    db82258

    Classic cluster ……….. Thoughts.

    I had to stop thinking so hard. Over and over and over again. Recovering serious person, sounds funny but it is so very painful. ❤️‍🩹

    Just be, let others be. Do no harm and Live gratefully with the little time left.

    Know who you are. Celebrate your life. 🎉🎁🙏🏼

    11 months ago
  9. A
    Gratitude

    I might be wrong about a situation that happened a week or two ago. My friend, who I thought/think was/is my bestfriend, decided to tell my boyfriend that I was hanging around and getting close with other dudes. The case is further from that and I was not trying to hide anything from my boyfriend by any means. I am mad because I was not handing around and getting close with other dudes, that was not close to the case. She made my boyfriend think that I was when truly, we were laughing as a group, in which had other girls, about the way the teacher responded to something. I feel backstabbed by my best friend because she is trying to ruin my relationship, when I did nothing to her to even deserve that for myself. She really hurt me by doing this and I do not know if I will ever be able to get the guts to confront/talk to her about it civilly because I feel like if I did say something to her about it, he would be mad at me. I could be wrong about the impression my of my bestfriend. Is she really my best friend, or is she just a backstabber?

    11 months ago
  10. d
    db82258

    Know who you are.

    11 months ago
  11. Journey

    Such a good question. It causes me to re-evaluate how I view others and question whether they really are that way or is there something going on behind the scenes that I don’t know about that maybe causing them to behave that way. This question reminds me of the age old line ‘don’t judge a book by it’s cover’.

    11 months ago
  12. Mica

    I told a friend that one of our zoom members had been critical of me for being 3 min late in starting the zoom. Then I told her that, actually, the zoom member hadn’t said anything, so maybe I was imagining that she had been critical, and it was just me, being critical of myself for starting the zoom late 🙃

    11 months ago
  13. Sherri

    I might be wrong about Marcia. While she seems quite judgmental, the many people whom seem to love her would suggest my assessment could be wrong.

    11 months ago
  14. M
    MbCP

    Myself.

    11 months ago
  15. L
    Lee Anne

    Of late, it is not only ‘who’ but so many. A depression has shrouded my ability to discern. When I see the whole world as being wrong, then I know I’m in trouble. Emotionally, spiritually, and endangering others as well as my own well-being. Oh, dear. I need to take good action, and soon.

    11 months ago
    1. L
      Lee Anne

      Sparrow is a beautiful name or ‘handle’. Thank you for your heartfelt ‘prayer poem’. It nurtures me as I read it over and over. It reminds me to take care of myself, following a brutal verbal assault yesterday and this morning. I am wounded. Thank you for the soothing words that warm my heart and soul.🌺

      11 months ago
    2. sparrow

      I’ve been where you are,
      dear Lee Anne,
      and I know how painful it is to be in that place,
      so I hold you close,
      and pray that you will find positive meaning in your life…
      hold a flower in your hands,
      look into the eyes of an animal,
      hold your self as you would hold another person…
      take care of yourself
      with love…
      sparrow

      11 months ago
    3. Holly in Ohio

      🤝 I’m sorry, Lee, that you are feeling this way.
      Might I suggest a news-fast, just for a while? I know it won’t solve the bigger issues, but I know for me, sometimes I need to do this to get my head straight. The world has always still been there when I go back to it. 🙂
      I hope you have a better day, today, Lee Anne.🌻

      11 months ago
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        Lee Anne

        Thank you, Holly. I’ve been off the news cycles for a couple of months. This is a sense of uselessness, loneliness, and people falling away in my life ( a long story) for we no longer align. I am starting to work with Lovingkindness meditation…for myself first. It’s been years since I’ve had a meltdown like this. It is helpful to hear from you. I grew up in northeast Ohio! 🧘🏻‍♀️🕉

        11 months ago
        1. Holly in Ohio

          Oh did you? I am in Oberlin. Im glad to hear you are practicing Lovingkindness. Loneliness is unfortunately common, these days, and magnified by the pandemic. Better days will come, Lee Anne, one step at a time. I hope we get to chat again soon.

          11 months ago
          1. L
            Lee Anne

            🌺🌸😌

            11 months ago
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