I hope people understand why I write the way I do. Having never been told otherwise, writing a blog feels like having a conversation with the whole world. Most of my writing comes from that place inside that wants to let people know that I understand and I feel compassion for us all. That’s the biggest reason I share things that to me feel very personal.
Things have been happening that are not comfortable. But I realized today that I am facing my fears head on and once I work through this period of my life, I’m going to emerge a lighter, happier person. The one thing I will say about experiencing misfortune is that once you let go of the things that you thought were stable and necessary, including belief systems, life becomes very simple, very quickly. And for myself I can say that most of the time I feel peaceful. I share some of my angst here, but I am largely calm and happy.
The way I stay peaceful is by daily reflecting on the blessings in my life. There is so much good and so much beauty around for people who are able to stay present. I would like to see mindfulness taught to school children. The world would be a much better place.
I like to make lists. But for some reason during times of stress, I forget to do it. I decided tonight that I am going to make a list of the things I like best about myself and at least one other person. There have been some really wonderful people in my life. And even though things feel a little lonely at times, I know these people are a phone call away and there are a lot of them. I need to remember that when I start feeling isolated.
I wish for all people to be gentle and compassionate toward themselves. Start there and it will radiate outward.
I’m feeling hopeful tonight.