I’m of the teary kind. I have learned over years of practice in the domain, that my tears are the expression of my speechlessness, of a consciousness rising. Tears are freedom in a liquid form, particularly when I am crying of laughter!
It is not always that I can see. Often - and always unconsciously - fears, anger, sadness or guilt may cloud my vision and I end up with a story that is unreal but oh so believable! Seeing reality for what it is, unabridged by our emotions is a training of a lifetime.
The word ‘gratitude’ has been used, overused, commercialised and vulgarised. Nonetheless, it speaks of one of the hardest attitudes to develop within oneself. It is so very difficult to be grateful towards that which we so persistently try to avoid and resist... Maybe one day I can become an outstanding athlete in the field of GRATITUDE. Currently in training.
Filters, Special effects, stickers... so many ways to reinforce that whatever we’re showing is not good enough.... I plead guilty: I love how these not-so-innocent tools allow me to pretend to myself that I am more than I actually am.
Time: anything worth doing takes time. If we can apply this as a filter to most of the activities and actions we perform during the day, then maybe we can get a hint at what matters for us. Maybe those things take time so we have the opportunity again and again to come back to feeling the pleasure in doing them instead of rushing through them.
Gratitude is the act of remembering. Today I remember that my eyes and my hands are in good working condition and they support me in my creative expression through sewing.
The stars in me salutes the stars in you. We all have a warm light within, a place where our North Star resides, no matter how dim. I get in touch with this sacred space every time I remember to be kind with myself. When the voices in my head tell me stories of guilt, of fear, of anger or hurt, I can chose to ride them - and in doing so resist them - or I can chose to be kind to myself and and greet them knowing that I am always safe in that sacred space.