A few weeks ago was my birthday. I have lost interest in celebrating birthdays and this past year during the pandemic I've felt it even less. Also, I feel 54 isn't such a remarkable year; hence the lack of care I had in choosing a candle for my birthday cupcake. (Which, by the way was … Continue reading There’s nothing like a daughter’s love.
“Don’t underestimate me. I know more than I say, think more than I speak, and notice more than you realize.” By unknown I think my Mom was just trying to tell something similar to this the other day. She was telling me to believe in myself more. It’s similar in that this is a mantra … Continue reading Sunday’s Speculations #21: Practice the knowing smirk
“An unhealed person can find offence in pretty much anything someone does. A healed person understands that the actions of others has absolutely nothing to do with them. Each day you get to decide which one you will be.” From The Minds journal First, give yourself a little grace; you needn’t be perfect, you are … Continue reading Sunday’s Speculations #20: The Need To Heal
“Act, or accept” By unknown First, I’m going to ask you to take a deep breath, hold it a second, and let it go. Now listen and consider… What we have here is a call to non-judgement. Whatever happens, decide to act in the direction of change, or accept it and move on. Don’t overthink … Continue reading Sunday’s Speculations #19: With or Without You…
“Every time you decide, you shift. Choose who you want to be and you will shift into that version of yourself.” By Bentinho Massaro I came a cross Bentinho Massaro a few years ago and watched his videos with my wife. He was talking about the key to manifestation. No elaborate practices, meditations, exercises, just … Continue reading Sunday’s Speculations #18: Wow, did you feel the earth move?
“I just wanna live on the beach. Walk it at night and then fall asleep with the window open and listen to the waves crash.” From Lessons Learned In Life A simple life with a deep appreciation for the beauty of simplicity. A life of gratitude for these simple things. An unfettered life? Maybe, maybe … Continue reading Sunday’s Speculations #17: What I want, really!
“Whenever anything negative happens to you, there is a deep lesson concealed within it, although you may not see it at the time.” By Eckhart Tolle If everything that happens is there as a lesson for me to learn from, then there’s no point in seeing it as negative. This quote is telling me that … Continue reading Sunday’s Speculations #16: Oh, that’s what I needed after all.
“The attitude that you have as a parent is what your kids will learn from, more than what you tell them. They don’t remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.” By Jim Henson I think this scares me more than any other quote I’ve read so far. Mostly because I’m … Continue reading Sunday’s Speculations #15: Don’t give me that attitude, I already have it.
“The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.” By Alan W. Watts I’m struggling with this one and I know the meaning will evolve for me over time. … Continue reading Sunday’s Speculations #14: Where’s the panic getting you?
“Accept - then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it… This will miraculously transform your whole life.” By Eckhart Tolle Read it again. Let it sink in a bit. Read it again. Ok, now allow the truth of this, as you … Continue reading Sunday’s Speculations #13: Well, that’s ok. We can learn from it.