Patience for some is just a way to slowly build up steam for a good resentment. We can probably all relate to feeling this way at some point. True patience is probably the relinquishment of control. Not that I would profess vast experience in this area. Giving up control has become easier with age. I did not let go willingly; I just got tired. At some point I realized there must be a better way. The suffering created willingness and the willingness created focus and the focus created a desire to take action to change.
Monthly Archives: May 2013
“People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child — our own two eyes. All is a miracle.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh
This week has been hectic for me and I have not been able to dedicate as much time, and contemplative thought, to my blog. I have been tired lately.
At times my health is such that my brain is foggy and stringing together thoughts is a challenge. I made a commitment when I started this work to be gentle with myself and allow the blog to be a source of joy and not a source of work! So today I will rely on the wisdom of others to pass along a helpful message. Continue reading
“Teaching is done in many ways, above all by example. Teaching should be healing, because it is the sharing of ideas and the recognition that to share ideas it to strengthen them.” – Course In Miracles. Continue reading
What if just for today we celebrate all the heroes in our lives? What if we celebrate our own hero within? What if we remember the times when a smile brightened our day? A kind word lifted our spirits. What if today we decide to be all that we want from the world? What would a day of service and gratitude look like for us? Continue reading
How many of us have discovered we have some areas in our life we would like to work on? How many of us realize that some habits are tough to break?
Now do we extend this same compassion and understanding to our children? Do we expect our children to act differently? Are we willing to consider the possibility they mirror back what we teach them by our actions? Continue reading
Ever notice when we want someone to change their behavior we have a list. We keep a list of their alleged infractions, then go down the list of what we think they did wrong and then we wonder why they revolt!
What we say:
“You know you are always late. The other day you were late and I had to get dinner ready and the kids and now I’m stressed out. Why can’t you ever be on time?” Continue reading
Happiness is a choice. Joy is a state. We can change our state if we choose. We can jump up right now and act silly. We can take a nap. We can give ourselves permission to get really mad. We can decide to hit the reset button. Continue reading
We all suffer from some form of multiple personality disorder. The face we show the world. The face we think the world sees. The face we want the world to see. The face we want to hide from the world. The face we want to hide from ourselves. These are many of the ‘personalities’ we live with on a daily basis and we wonder why we are tired.
How do we know if we are out of alignment? How do we authenticate our true self? How do we know when we’ve healed and therefore integrated the different aspects of our personality? Continue reading