Mindfulness Monday – Life as it is

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“What would it be like if I could accept life

– accept this moment –

exactly as it is?”

– Tara Brach

 

“How you look at it is

pretty much how you’ll see it.”

 – Rasheed Ogunlaru

 

“Every experience,

no matter how bad it seems,

holds within it a blessing of some kind.

The goal is to find it.”

– Buddha

 

“Don’t let life harden your heart.”

 – Pema Chödrön

 

Today I searched for quotes to help me simply accept life has it is right now, and change my thought process about it all.  I promised someone recently, “Don’t worry I won’t let her steal my joy”, but by the time I said that, I realize I had already allowed that to happen.

The serenity prayer states, “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference.”  My biggest problem right now is that I don’t feel I have the wisdom to know the difference.   I’m spinning my wheels trying to figure out what I can change, and if I can’t change things, how can I just accept that?  What blessing do I find in it?  The greatest comfort I have right now is knowing that everything changes.  This is just a blip in my life, it will change…..right??  Please tell me it will change.  Between the stress in my personal life and the stress of politics right now, I just feel overwhelmed.

The holidays are coming up.  I was really looking forward to having the holidays with family, but it is way too complicated for me.  I’m ready to run away and hide for the next couple of months.  Anyone want to come with?

 

*photo by W. Holcombe, all rights reserved.  October Sunset in Tucson.

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14 thoughts on “Mindfulness Monday – Life as it is

  1. Great quote choices, and if you care for company then I’m all for running away for a while, maybe hibernating for the next year, who knows. Change is inevitable, so things can and will change, don’t lose hope for brighter days because they will come xxxx

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  2. I am sitting here watching the leaves fall and feeling the impending winter coming. Trying to hold on to fall and it’s gradually leaving me. I love this season and do not love the next one. It’s cold, I get grumpy not because I so much as want to get out of the house, but because I know I won’t have that choice. So, yes, I would love to get away until spring. I think I will have to do my retreat on my mind and focus on writing, as much as many of us do. I am with you in the virtual bonds of life. I cannot wait to be moved and have my art again.

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  3. Enjoy your trip! You will be having wonderful company! And, take lots of pictures! Change is challenge; challenge is change. Wishing you all the best on your journey whether its a few steps or an entire trek. You can do it. I believe in you.

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