Saturday, April 2, 2016
Life is good - very messy but good! I know that as long as I do my prayer, meditation and take care of my physical needs. If I take care of myself and stay humble and grateful then I enjoy life and tend to be amused by the silly humanness of myself and others. If, on the other hand, I do not take the necessary time for self-care, I begin to take things more seriously and feel stress, pretty simple. I just spent a couple of days working pretty hard, concerned with complex family issues of my clients, so now I need to recognize that and back off a bit.
Thursday, March 31, 2016
I make it a point to be very involved in typical day to day challenges like taxes, bills, material possessions or dealing with workplace drama while also keeping in mind the importance of love, compassion and faith in something. I attempt to keep in mind that "Nothing matters very much and very few things matter at all". During meditation I frequently laugh gently at myself for being concerned about things that don’t matter much. That laughter helps me to then realize that things like love, connection & relationships matter.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
I have been privileged many times to be in the presence of and work with people that were going through very difficult physical and emotional times, frequently involving extreme pain, fear and threat of death. I say privilege since their condition strips away the trivialities of life and forces us both into a position of greater love, compassion, reality and faith. I am very familiar with that position because of recovery from my own difficulties and those other people sense that. I now carry that position with me through the day and benefit from that position during every encounter or interaction. I am passionate about spreading greater love, compassion and faith in something.
Monday, March 28, 2016
I am a spirit person or, some would say, mystic, meaning that for me God is an experiential, ever-present reality. I say this knowing that some people will consider me arrogant, be jealous or just think me ridiculous. I have to keep in mind the words of Williamson when she commented "Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." I simply want people to know, feel and be with that same force or presence.
Sunday, March 27, 2016
For the first time today I have a strong feeling of clarity of planning the next steps in my life’s adventure, which surprises me since neither the time scale or the means (mostly money!) are at all clear. I suspect that they will become clear also, when the time is right. It feels like the universe is breathing a sigh of relief at my realization. My next steps include a shift in my career to being an author, beginning a series of workshops around the spiritual life style talked about in my book and moving back east, though the location is not clear at this time. I will await clarity on the rest.