Hope you are having a great time with family Love 1 - missing you on here
Definitely noticing your absence on here Love 1
Yes, we miss you, Love! Can't wait for your return! <3
Yeah, I miss your vibe and occasional (but always great) advice, have an amazing time there, Love 1!
I miss your jokes.
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Where were you flying to?
The Left Coast, La La Land.
Have you been there before? I've never traveled out west & really, really want to before I die!
For most of human history, we were raised by the clan, the tribe, the village, not single parents. How did the extended family get whittled down to 1? That's what upsets me. I'm wanting to fight and protect the family, my family!
The one who betrayed the family was the one who wanted it in the first place. Et tu, wifey?
But I'm still madly in love with that damned Judas Iscariot of a woman! :) My fire anger burns.
Being a single parent is hard. I basically was one when my daughter was born through the early years because BF gave no help at all. It was when my Bipolar Disorder was raging & we were trying all different kinds of meds to get it under control. I...
...was a monster & hope my daughter will never remember the way I acted. I know it was the disorder, but that is not an excuse. Hate to hear you are still in love. =(
Love is my nature.
Poor sleep last three days. Constantly on call. Dad... Dad... Dad... This is NOT the natural order! So resentful atm! Family is everything. WTF is she thinking?
This insane, materialistic culture promotes this brand of madness. Everything is disposable, including marriage. People profit handsomely from the destruction of family.
God first. Family second. This culture is ME first, second, third...
Definitely off center atm. Need to get to calm and abide there. When my feeble strength wanes, i take refuge in the Compassion we call God. As unfortunate as this circumstance is, it's temporary.
Our society is all 'me' and no 'we'. I honestly believe that is at the heart of many problems we see today. We have enabled people to expect immediate and constant gratification. I hate that...
Oh, Love. I really hope you get to feeling better soon. This is so unlike you. Sending strengthening thoughts your way. <3
Jeff, agreed. The notion of separation is at the heart of it.
thx Manda. It's very much like me to be irritable when I haven't rested & am stressed. i also project + blame when I'm feeling constricted. temporary states, just like the positive ones. all states are ephemeral, transient& brief like this life is.
it is very likely that I'm misperceiving the situation and need a course correction. thanks for the concern.
Children being needy brats? Sounds like the natural order of things to me :') but seriously, sounds like you're feeling over-worked, frustrated and betrayed. Can't begin to imagine how hard it is to adjust. Hoping you can re-balance ASAP.
they're not being needy or bratty. it's just overwhelming. they're beautiful and I cherish them, but it's challenging to bear this alone. This is not natural. we always had the clan, the trjbe, the village, not this single parenting bull***.
Exciting! Hope it works out for you!
Although thoughts were positive, focused meditation practice requires letting go. The mind was busy.
Craving the pleasant is as much a hindrance as generating aversion for the unpleasant. Craving is more alluring, but just as destabilizing to mental balance.
Craving leads to suffering just as resistance to suffering intensifies suffering. With craving, when we are no longer stimulated, we suffer.
with this insight, going to sit again.
I'm sorry for both of your losses...And I admire your perspective!
thanks, jeff. thanks, pandas
I'm sorry for your losses, Love. Glad you have found peace with the situation.
Sorry for your losses <3