Sounds lovely! Any photos?
Looking forward to spring blooms! About a month late this year, but it's coming...
Asparagus, cucumbers, carrots, broccoli, etc. I just grab them, toss in lunch bag and have my snacks for the day. I usually have 1 or 2 prepared meals as well. Easy peasy.
plus fruits. Body says, 'Thanks, bro.'
Me: 'We're a team.' Body gives me a fist bump.
withdrawing attention from ego feels like annihilation to the little Self, abandonment. Little self worked so hard to create and sustain an identity that is, ultimately, illusory. Sorry, little self.
You don't have to be sorry to the little self, it's an illusion! All of the selves are. Take that ego!
hehe. I am not at war w/ the ego, the illusion called I. The peace and compassion that abides in me embraces this thing that masquerades as self and accepts the suffering being that, in ignorance, identifies w/it.
Grateful to them for allowing me to share and contribute to their well-being. Serving them, flattened the heart.
You are a good person Love 1 xxx
X broke up the family and exposes children to even more harm. so discouraged atm. so much ignorance & darkness in this world. challenging to raise children.
My kids were w/me. Her bf was there. We were mean mugging one another. Not my finest moment.
My four legged friend returns to the Mystery that created him.
My children cried, especially the boys. I let them grieve fully and was reminded of words from a friend that helped me when I grieved, 'Our emotions are our gift for being human.'
A dark day. Disappointed that I wasn't aligned to my better nature and a better shepherd for my children. Wasn't the time for bickering, but, truly, for letting go.
Just when I think I've transcended pettiness, the little Self asserts itself and disappoints.
My heart goes out to you Love. On a day you are going through so much, you still find time to reach out to us. Thank you so much my friend 😢
Thanks, Shelley. I didn't walk away empty handed. It was an opportunity for learning. I still have attachments to cut and investments to divest, and better choices to make.
Oh gosh, I'm so sorry.
thx, Metron. good time to practice equanimity & metta.
Sorry for the loss of your good friend and the grief your family is suffering...and your internal strife. Grief is good for children, though...for all of us, it's good to be sad and mourn a loved pet, as hard as it is...
Definitely. There is a beauty in sadness that I hope they will express fully and freely. When we hold our emotions in, the pain can assume physical or psychological form.
Loosing pets has always been hard for me. Can't imagine how furious I'd be if someone kept mine from me and/ or put them to sleep. I'd totally lose my ***. Might get violent. I feel ya.
yeah, I was more disappointed, disgust maybe. Curiously, part of it was disappointment with myself. I could've been more diplomatic and forgiving. Oh well, there WILL be more opportunities w/the 2 of them.
Then that's definitely a lot of progress.
Thanks, Robert. Two steps forward, one step back. Lots of mistakes, but I keep failing forward. Would like to think I was making progress, however clumsily I plod forward. Not easy for me, tho.
It definitely is a reason for celebration. Thank you for the reminder 😊
Way to go Love1 👌🏻🙌🏻
Precious child, you are loved and divine.
The little self you think you are is bound to fear.
More music projects and travel and adventure ahead. Most importantly, I have that precious inner light.