Staying True To Ourselves In Time Of Crisis

June 9, 2011 by  
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It is hard to stay centered and cognizant when we are travelling through chaos.  It is easy to get affected by other people’s emotional and psychological behaviors.  We get observed and judged.  And if we lose our center we become part of the chaos.

My father is sick in the hospital.  He’s 86 years old, so it is hard to tell how this is going to turn out.  Emotions are running high for everyone involved including me. So to support others and myself, I have to fight to take care of my well-being and stay grounded.  I have to be able to access and rely on my truth in every decision I take.

In the past I have acted impulsively, emotional and without setting limits to what was asked of me but others and myself included.

As I have gone through quite a few crises in my life, I’ve developed a short list of things to keep in mind not to drown when intense emotions are flying about.  They are:

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Learning To Be In Relationship With Ourselves

June 19, 2010 by  
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I do understand the longing of being in a relationship or being part of a family.  I have lived away from home since I’m eighteen years old and am now a widow.

I do know we no longer need each other to fight dinosaurs or keep guard at the entrance of a cavern, but we do need each other for companionship and to love and be loved.

I also know the most intimate of all relationships is the one we have with ourselves.

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Smile Is A Short Path To Happiness

April 11, 2010 by  
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If you want to be happy, be.  ~Leo Tolstoy

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So much what the world presents us is a direct result of what we present to the world.  If you open up your door and step outside with a smile, the world will smile back.  If you step outside with a frown you will most likely find doom and gloom.

We often blame the world for all of our problems as if we were just bystanders of our own lives.  True, sometimes things happen that we can not control, but mostly what we experience is a reflection of how we are feeling inside.

Why not try, as an exercise, to spend a day without getting caught up with every little thing that happens?

Why not try, as an exercise, to slow down your day enough so you can appreciate a kind word, the weather, a pet or a joke.

Why not try, as an exercise, before stepping outside your door to smile at a pleasant thought.

I’m sure at the end of your day of living life in a different way, you will want to do more smiling as your day was without a doubt lighter and you were happier and so were the people around you.

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