The Calm And The Active

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On this side there is a great stillness.

On this side I feel the calm.

On the inside I sense it. Breathe. Breathe.

Deeply.  Before falling off into

Whatever.  Whatever the day brings.

There will be a journey, take it joyfully.

Let the day have its way with you.

Creation include struggle and contrast

That are sometimes so strong. Sometimes

so blinding, you feel like giving up. Breathe. Breathe.

Creation includes satisfaction and joy.

Intense joy…

Creation expands you, your mind, your essence,

and our Universe.

We are grateful

Orange Pink Purple

Orange, pink, purple.
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The glow of it over the horizon.  

Pushing through the clouds. 

The contrast of clouds. Cold still there … waiting.

Pressing forward into the day

The light would have its way.

There could be joy and abundance.

There could be sickness and sorrow.

Everything smells new.

A fresh start neither prosperous or bankrupt.

A fresh start

I Rise In Awareness

On the edge of the day, I rise in awareness.

I hold back as much of the coming day as I can

 

Resisting the onslaught, I breathe deeply. Stillness.

I focus. This is where take my stand 

On the edge of the ravine

The canyons, valleys not so grand

Mist glides gently into the scene

A mysterious quality, a journey status quo

As it kisses each blade of grass. 

Gently the wind blows the planted furrows.

The mist can not or will not embrace the path.

 

Moving closer to the edge,

I feel the changing of the wind 

As the valley accepts its new lover

A display radiates across the chasm.

 

It looks like a bridge

Frosty and flat from one end to the other

Is it hiding a perilous journey

Or creating an invitation to a great adventure?

I Make His Life Good

This is pumpkin, taken with my iphone

Hey! I’ve been laying here. My patience is good today. So we should go for a nice walk. Waiting…

Oh my, he stood up. I think we’re going. I hope he is not just teasing me. It’s important for him to exercise.

When I listen to his heart and lungs, I worry about those skipped beats. When he meditates or walks with me, the rhythm corrects itself. It makes me feel so good hearing that steady bump-pump-bump. I get overwhelmed with emotions.

I can hardly control myself. I love him so much.

Life is Good!

Be Careful, Don’t Drop That! Creates A Condition Where Dropping Is Likely

Suppose you are at a buffet or some gathering with many friends. There are adults, children, and food — lots of food.

You see a child. They are at food line getting their plate as full as they can. When they move away from the line and head towards their seat. You are thinking, don’t drop it. Some of you might think where are this child’s parents.

All thoughts of food disasters, huge spills might go through your mind. Then you hear someone one say, “Jay, hold it steady and even. You got this.”

Positive Expectations

The person who spoke in this situation used language to express positive expectations. In your mind, it is possible you were thinking about all the different directions that food could go. Obviously, Jay and the person who said something had better plans.

Children and some adults are confident. But when someone lovingly voices their concern about a looming disaster, saying, “Be careful, do not drop that.” Or in other scenarios, lovingly offering backhanded support. “Are you sure you can handle this?” The lack of confidence in those phrases can create a break in self confidence or a bravado of confidence.

The break or the boost in confidence often results in unpredictable consequences. The child may drop it, since they believe it is for drawn conclusion. Or even worse your words could be seen as a challenge. Now, they will show you exactly how much and how quickly they can carry even more.

Pay Attention To Your Thoughts

Notice how often your mind goes to the worse case scenario.  Start consciously changing the internal narrative. Gently reframe that thought by imagining the outcome you desire.