In the light of awareness, could observe how shadowy thoughts manifested in body, perturbed mind, and interrupted the enjoyment of life. Countering judgment with blessing, self-criticism with acceptance & compassion, assumptions with curiosity.
Great sleep is such a cure-all.
Sure is, Jason. If its properties could be captured in a pill, it would be a wonder drug.
Intending to be more vigilant at the level of thought: observing, letting go, examining, reframing...
Spend 5 years seeing the mountains as mountains. Spend another 5 years seeing mountains as nothing. The rest of your life the mountains will be reality. We are all on the same journey to death, we all get wiser
It's ok to be angry, we're all human and it happens to all of us, and I personally think it's unavoidable.
agreed. I respect the feeling, allowing it to be.
yes, John, meditating on death can be sobering. gives perspective, reminds self of the impermanence of it all.
my own distress. 'Where would you be without this thought?' I asked. It's a question from Byron Katie's 'WORK' which helped lessen the perturbation. Finished the Survivors Code. Now in sauna. Ice bath next.
I try hard to recognize those building thoughts of impatience and frustration. Usually they're from things of such little consequence once you realize it. Still hard to let go at times.
agreed. As men, those little irritations = secretions of stress hormones which may take time to dissolve. The nature of anger is such, however, that it distorts our perceptions such that even minor things trigger further annoyance.
Sounds like a lovely day.
it was lovely, Albertine. Some thoughts clouded my mind, but I was aware... I consider that a plus.
So we talked abt those. S is an outcast. I brought him into the game & snacked with him. E likes punching things. Gave him something softer to hit.
while some progress has been made, we have a looong way to go. There remains much work to do. Not just rooting for women, but wanting to do more to promote progress. Convinced humanity will be much better off with more women in power at all levels.
an mvp @ work quitting because of clashes with boss, raising my suspicions abt his people skills. And yet... I can find much more to celebrate. Still, I honor the irritation. Its here & I welcome it with full acceptance.
You are an inspiration. Thank you for showing there are always other options for handling things.
Thanks, Manda. Trying... like all of us. :)
I like the spreading activities throughout the week idea.
works for me. I dont feel overwhelmed that way.
Be patient with us, O my soul. We'll learn the lessons in life's curriculum.