I think you know what I mean. When you are tempted to lash out, get back, do some underhanded dirty work – when you are tempted to react out of anger or resentment, DON’T.
Take the high road.
Rather than “an eye for an eye”, be kind. Treat the other as you would want to be treated.
Have you ever noticed that the reaction of the moment, the “low road”, feels really good – in the moment – but Continue reading “Take the High Road”
… and possibly maybe and later.
I’ve spent much of my life practicing codependency:
“I don’t know, whatever YOU want”
in response to just about any request for my preferences – simple things like, “Where should we go for dinner?” or “What would you like to watch on television?”
I’ve also realized another form codependency takes: Continue reading “Yes, No, Counter Offer …”
Today’s thought comes from “The Intuitive Way” by Penney Peirce. Ready?
If I could reverse three situations or chronic habits in my life, what would they be?
How would I do it?
What would my life look like then?
That’s it from Penney, folks. From the coach:
What changes are you called to make?
What vision will keep you focused?
Just a reminder here. This is NOT about “beat me up” for all “I haven’t done”. It’s about clarity around choices and realizing that we can make new choices at any moment.
What do you hear in the word “expectation”? When you expect something from another or from life, what do you notice in your being? What happens when those expectations are dashed?
Now, switch gears for a minute. Replace “expectation” with “expectancy, abundant expectancy“. What is the energy now?
Here’s where I go with these two:
Expectations that I have for myself or another person or for the situation feel limiting. I notice tension as I wait to see if what I want, what I expect, will happen. There is smallness here as laser focus sees only “this” and “these options”. I am trapped in my version of how life should unfold. I have put a box around you and how I want you to be. Often, sadly, I expect the worst.
Continue reading “Release Expectation – Embrace Expectancy!”
It is Thanksgiving Day 2016. We in the US are moving through a very challenging time following the US presidential election. As I continue my own journey of discernment around how I am to be, to serve, and to respond, I am reminded of two powerful pieces of music. I offer them to you today.
Adapted from the words of St. Frances of Assisi by Sebastian Temple, Make Me a Channel of Your Peace
And, from India Arie, Better People
May you and your family enjoy a day of blessings, gratitude, connection and understanding.