A Few Good Words

“Instead of trying to discipline your mind with ill will, fault finding, guilt, punishment, and fear, use something more powerful: the beautiful kindness, gentleness, and forgiveness of making peace with life. “Ajahn Brahm

I read this quote this morning and this is now the third place I am posting it. It seems that the longer I live, the less energy I have for fault finding, including my own. More and more I want to live, like these words from the Irish poet John O’Donohue:

Fluid
I would love to live life
like the river flows
Carried along by the surprise
of its own unfolding.

Notes

Note:1) I am loving November. I understand that we started winter early but it is such a nice one. Cold but not bitter. No rain. Rays of sunshine and beautiful sunsets and clouds.

Note:2) It cannot be said enough, how important it is to have your people, on whom you can rely. Come what may, when you have that you have everything you need.

Note:3) Thank you for showing up here week after week. Warm regards, Trudy

 

3 replies
  1. Tamara
    Tamara says:

    Thank you Trudy
    I loved listening to John O’Donohue’s podcast.
    I’ve been reading the caregiving book reading the Masks we wear out loud to Jim. I could have written that chapter except I wasn’t aware I wore each mask.
    I am enjoying each day even if I live in my housecoat reading. Lol
    Creative meals make us happy.

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