Sometimes all I can think about is our son. He is amazing, our happiness and shining star. 4 months 1 week now, and he is so loving and kind and happy, healthy and smart and talented–he plays the piano and sings and sees and dreams and talks! Oh wow. I feel so lucky, so blessed.
What is the nature of pain? What does it teach us?
What do you do when you are in uncomfortable situations?
Are you deadened from feeling and do not notice?
Do you feel, and try to hide, ignore, or numb those feelings?
Do you attack others instead?
Do you stay? Do you leave?
Do you simply look, feel, and experience?
Do you learn from what is happening, has happened?
How so often as you look around you see how it is only the blind leading the blind. How to avoid falling into this cycling trap, yourself.
The importance of adapting to your environment for survival but of also remaining true to self–of remaining unchanged by oddities of different spaces, times, and peoples; the energy of a place.
How to set intentions without expectations.
What are you doing to become who you know you are supposed to be?
The importance of trust, of loyalty. Of not abusing this sacred charge given to you by another.
The importance of thoughtfulness–of appreciation of others.
“We can let the circumstances of our lives harden us so we become increasingly resentful and afraid, or we can let them soften us and make us kinder and more open to what scares us. We always have this choice.” –Pema Chodron