Practice the Pause

June 17, 2020

How hard is it to keep cool under pressure? For me it has been a practice. I would be okay with strangers and not react, but with people close to me, well that was much harder. That knee jerk reaction would just get the better of me. I would say things I later would regret. It also started to become a pattern. Every time my older daughter would do or say something that I thought wasn’t right, I would open my big mouth and put my two cents in. This would go on and on until I finally became aware of what about the dynamics of our relationship I was playing a part of.  I admit, I do not like the way she chooses to live her life but she is an adult and I must learn to pause. It ain’t easy!

Practicing this has made all the difference in myself and my relationship with her. Not that she has changed her habits or life style, but I have created a space for being present without judgement or resentment. She really is my greatest teacher. Teaching me patience, acceptance, non-judgement, love, compassion, peace and happiness. Who is your greatest teacher? Do you have  someone close to you that presses all those painful buttons in you? Once I looked deeper into our relationship I saw unhealed parts in me that she was reflecting back. Love can be messy. It can be painful. It can be raw and vulnerable. Practicing the pause, allows for healing to take place. It allows you to surrender to the moment and just sit in whatever is bubbling up in you without reacting. However uncomfortable it may feel in the moment, stay with the pause and it will eventually begin to dissolve into peace, and that peace will radiate out into others.

Listen deeply. breath deeply, and love deeply. It is here where you will release all those old patterns of hurt and suffering. The world is hurting right now. People are hurting. I have learned to pause, to be mindful of what I am doing and how I am being that either contributes to the suffering or contributes to happiness and peace. What are you contributing to?  Here’s a cute little video to bring some joy into your day!


Let Your Heart Lead the Way

September 25, 2019

When was the last time you gave something away that you really needed? Maybe it was money, food, a spot on line or a ticket. Something that you really needed but you saw someone who needed it even more.

We are living in times where so many people are in fear. Sickness, poverty, depression, anxiety and so much suffering around the world, is prevalent. Even though these are the best of times, they are also the worst of times. What can you do to give openly from your heart? Let your heart lead the way.  When you are thinking that you don’t have enough to give, that is exactly the time to give.

 

The more you give from an open heart, the more will be returned to you. I know, I have experienced this over and over and over again. You will be provided for, guaranteed. But you must trust! Just know that if your intention are pure, a way will be provided. Don’t expect anything in return, just give. Today you are living in the best of times and the worst of times. Which world do you want to live in? It all depends on if you are open to give. Let your heart lead the way, and you will see things turn around for you in a heart beat!


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