“I have learned that the greater part of
our misery or unhappiness is
determined not by our circumstance
but by our disposition.”
- Martha Washington
Acceptance is the answer… pdd
Heart presence is about having more of your real self show up in each moment. It’s about being mentally, emotionally, and physically present in the heart. We often put so much energy and focus on how we “present” ourselves – the way we appear, what we wear,what we say, what car we drive. If we put a fraction of that energy into how we present ourselves to ourselves on the mental and emotional levels, we can greatly reduce anxiety and increase our vitality.
~ Doc Childre
We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and mystery.
~ H. G. Wells
If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.
~ Marcus Aurelius
If we are physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually fit; there is nothing in life that we can’t handle. Life can be beautiful adventure…no matter what comes up.
More will be revealed… Way Spiritual Dave
A daily meditation posted by my husband, Way Spiritual Dave that I thought I might share for those who can relate, like me… the last quote by WSD, is his…
These palms seem to be waving goodbye to the moon as it prepares to set in the distance. I swear, one brave frond sprout looks like a telescope that enables the tree to see better above the others. Or is it just my imagination?
Thank you Carol Dunnigan, http://blog.caroldunniganphotography.com/ for my third nomination for a Lovely blog award!
And thanks also to J. at http://milkshakesinspring.wordpress.com/2012/09/08/one-lovely-blog-again/ for my second Lovely Blog award… I am doing both of these at once since they came so close together. I feel humbled and honored to be considered and grateful because I love the opportunities to be creative with some very talented role models here.
Award rules require I fill out this info – 7 Random things about me:
2) I started my blog on WordPress 5 and 1/2 weeks ago.
3) Rollerblading was my favorite sport until I fell (barely) six months ago.
4) I recently quit Cafe World (addicted for over a year) to blog
5) I love to dance and have since I was 3 or 4.
6) I retired from our Construction Co. as Project Manager last year.
I love my life and am Happy, Healthy and In Love! (that’s 11 ;D)
Here are 12 blogs that I enjoy following and would like to nominate for this award:
I wish I could copy and paste all 50 of my favorites… you know who you are because I comment on your blogs often!!! I am stalking you lol
Again, many thanks for the nominations…… I can’t believe it.
You’ve made me smile.
Yesterday was not like any other day… I stepped out of my “hula hoop”, or my comfort zone as you will. Getting out my Canon Eos and taking a dozen or so photos in my front yard, of my neighborhood. Doesn’t sound like a big deal but for me it was.
Today I am going to attempt to follow through with my goal, not a resolution, ( def.: the act of analyzing a complex notion into simpler one… ) but a goal, ( def.: the end toward which effort is directed). I like the idea of directing my effort… sounds more natural to me.
I am even going to get in my car and drive out of my big hula hoop, my neighborhood and travel to someone else’s! I am not suffering from agoraphobia (def.: abnormal fear of being helpless in an embarrassing or inescapable situation that is characterized especially by the avoidance of open or public places)… I just have had fear of picking up the dang thang (Canon Eos) that I wanted for so very long, and actually using it!
When I was a kid I wanted a pair of roller skates for my birthday and my dad got me a pair… you could not get me off those skates. I would skate in a loop in our basement over and over and over with a smile on my face. What happened between then and now? I became, and probably was, an addict/alcoholic… all or nothing but mostly all! I lived an un-authentic life, deceit, self-centeredness, ego, uncontrollable urges that were very destructive for 37 years of my life.
Then almost 30 years ago I found AA, I found a sponsor and women who helped me find God. I found a fellowship that had no rules and only one requirement… and they loved me back to life using the 12 steps. I could write about the recovery portion of my story for days, and I will later… stay tuned.
But, what I am getting at, is my need to control (Coda) has another great program that I support and supports me. If I can’t do a thing perfect, I don’t do it. Simple, yet not very authentic of me to turn my back on what my God does will might be for me.
You see, I intuitively know photography is good for me, and I am good at it, at the level I am and remain. My intuition is God whispering in my ear, by the way.
I don’t trust myself to be better at it, to be smart enough to learn about it, to retain all of the vast amount of knowledge that I have found for fun and for free these last four weeks on WordPress and in the community of giving talented people (bloggers) here.
Now I have not excuse to take the next first step, do I? Yesterday I cracked the door of willingness and took some pics outside, my next first step… go exploring and just SHOOT!
What’s that all about?
Anyone else had any experience in this area?
Photo seen on Facebook