Tag Archives: #suffering

Beyond Control

I recently saw the extent to which I’d been controlling both physical pain and the possible limitations that my body could offer me. I saw how every day I was protecting myself from the past.

Helped my a couple myofascial release sessions, I felt safe enough to let go of the protections that OTC pain meds offered. A week later it feels wonderful to be living in a different reality- physically, energetically and spiritually.

It’s not pain free. But it’s my reality, not dulled or masked.

And here I am, picking my nose.

How Do You Feel?

A few thoughts from a creek side spot. On the difference I feel in perspective and priorities when I get deep into Nature, or other activities that have beauty and a sense of wonder.

How we move through this time in history is important. I know what I want to contribute.

 

 

For What It’s Worth

for what it's worth

If I keep saying ‘thank you’ to Life, I feel the Love of It’s presence. Be it simple beauty like this, or the physical challenges of my body- if I just breathe, and give thanks for the experience of it, and keep breathing….a subtle sense of awe quickens my spirit.

Gratitude opens the door for Grace.

I feel more alive. I sense the eternal nature of my awareness as it experiences a precious moment that will never be exactly the same again. It feels like a gift.

This recognition adds more gratitude. And grace.

All at once I am aware of the great expanse of experience that is my life. The joy, the heartache. So much beauty….and from here, from within this moment of heart centered presence- all that once did not feel beautiful, now does.

The alchemy of this relationship with Life changes completely when I stop thinking. The endless search for solutions and control mercifully ceases. I just am. Here. Now.

I know myself~ beloved on this Earth.

Somethin’s happenin’ here. What it is, ain’t exactly clear.

We can love one another through this. We can see our truth, and live it, without the fear that will divide us.

May this version of a classic bring peace to your heart. The social cry of those (and these) times, fused with the love and peace of a kirtan flow. For what it’s worth…