Friday, December 8, 2017
Although ANGER has many faces, the emotion is the same with the same companions: blame, control and rejection.
I admire those who take full responsibility for their own response to encounters which evoke anger.
I admire those who let go of all responsibility for others' actions which evoke anger.
I admire those who affirm the way life really is without judgment.
Yet the behavior of so many in today's world gives cause for the most intense expressions of anger.
A process for being the responsible one in these situations calls for new ways to understand and be compassionate.
I am working on this with due diligence. I have failed miserably and slowly am growing patience and understanding. The whole thing is a life lesson most of us are learning, day by day.
Monday, November 13, 2017
Friday, October 13, 2017
How they experience me is always a projection of themselves.
I do pay attention to how others react to me.
This provides feed back to my own communication intentions.
This awareness provides room for changing.
I know I have anger and lots of hurt for my own inability to communicate when confronted by the insanity heaped on me by Uncle Dick's daughters. That will take a little more time for healing to be complete.
In the meantime, I am grateful to be reminded that sometimes displaced feelings show.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Not wanting to let recent catastrophe pass by unnoticed, I begin with awareness.
Awareness of the enormity of destruction has been overwhelming.
Accompanied by a connection to our collective unconscious suffering, I shut down emotionally.
I refuse to understand what has happened because my interpretation is not clear yet.
So I walk.
When I arrive at the path along the lake, I walk with intention.
Breathing in, I say "Present miment".
Breathing out, I say "Peaceful moment".
This walk from one end to the other takes 20 minutes.
At the end, I turn toward the lake and continue walking on the dock.
At the end of this dock is a bench for momentary reflection.
I walk toward the bench in peace.
Anticipating deeper awareness.
Sunday, July 30, 2017
|This us a view of a garden planted in North Carolina by a gardener who loves to dig in the earth.|
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
In today's world, borders are up for grabs. They are not as clearly defined.
They are inhabited my both sides.
Communication is a necessary element to observing a peaceful coexistence.
Whether it be Palestine and Israel, Mexico and the USA, or my next door neighbors and myself, the crisis is evident.
Borders can be shared without loss of self identity or responsibility for the well being of those spaces.
Bombing is not the solution.
Walls are not the answer.
Mudslinging solves nothing.
But among neighbors, all it takes is respect and cooperation.