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  1. Elle

    The want/need to have a better relationship with my Mom & Stepdad. I am very different from my entire family. I need (& want) to let go of the ‘fairytale’ that they will want to know me as a person.
    All I can figure is that I am suppose to learn how to have a better relationship with myself and see what opens up for me…..what’s unfolding.

    2 years ago
  2. d
    db82258

    I let go of the idea of additional sleep and got up at the crack of dawn. I got myself a glass of water and when I looked out my kitchen window to see what kind of morning we would have I caught the brilliance of the eastern star Venus in a beautiful pink sunrise. Blessed

    2 years ago
  3. Maureen

    I can continue to let go of the ”should do” and listen with my open heart.

    2 years ago
  4. w
    wanja

    Let go of past mistakes.

    2 years ago
  5. Malag

    I could let go of outcomes more. I could stop looking at the map more and take a look at the scenery.

    2 years ago
  6. kds618

    I can let of go of my past self- the person who thought that they were invincible. I need to let go of the bad attitude I’ve been carrying around on my back. I need to let go of my anxiety- that people will love me as I am.

    2 years ago
  7. mam_gigi

    I need to let go of my people-pleasing, or the idea that I am somehow responsible for others’ happiness. I find myself saying yes instead of no because I like to help others or don’t want to disappoint. But I overcommit or bend until I break due to my refusal to say No and establish clear boundaries.

    2 years ago
  8. d
    db82258

    All my preconceived notions, follow my heart.

    “Ignorance is not knowing anything and being attracted to the good, Innocence is knowing everything and still being attracted to the good.” from Clarissa Pinkola Estes.

    My heart is wide open.

    2 years ago
  9. Don Jones

    The idea of separation. The wave cannot exist without the trough, and indeed, neither without the ocean.

    2 years ago
  10. Mica

    Are there ways I can gather my clutter into nice containers for future sorting?

    2 years ago
  11. Marnie Jackson

    I can let go of the comradery of the classroom and be open to meeting students on an individual level. It is a different kind of connection – no less important – just different

    2 years ago
  12. Carol

    I needed this question today. It speaks to me about the importance of being self-aware. It’s a reminder that some of the self talk I engage is not healthy. Anthony de Mello tells a story in his book, “One Minute Wisdom.” A disciple ask the Master to define “spirituality.” The Master’s answer is “Awareness, Awareness, Awareness.”

    I share a Morning Med from 2017 below.

    Morning Med Sep 12 2017 Self Awareness Beauty is the harvest of presence. David Whyte

    Good Morning, Many things occupy my mind this morning and I feel as if they need to swirl and hopefully unfurl into something I can actually hold and if necessary choose to let go. I say that because as my 12 step sponsor used to say, “When we know better, we do better.” This morning I’m struggling with facts, with information, but no sense of confirmation. It’s like making jello. Hot water, Cold water, stir and refrigerate. You have to give it time to gel, to come together. The word ‘come’ means ‘to be with,’ and so I come with self-compassion to this moment, and this moment, and ultimately I know I will see because I am willing. That’s always been my job. I don’t have to fix myself, I just have to see because I know that Christ Consciousness, the YES of the Universe, Enlightenment, Great Spirit (choose your handle) can and will rise in each and every one of us if we are willing. Sometimes at night, I find my self questioning, questioning, questioning so I know I must get up in the morning and make the coffee and live my questions! But this I know [that] I know:. Current answers change when awareness grows. Even facts may change to fiction over time. Absolute truth is often in question. But as David Whyte says “Beauty is the harvest of presence.” Be still (Desist) and know that without knowledge and acceptance of self, life becomes a relentless treadmill.

    “What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves? This is the most important of all voyages of discovery.” Thomas Merton

    2 years ago
    1. Josie

      Thank you for this, my thoughts too!

      2 years ago
  13. Javier Visionquest

    Since leaving my unsatisfying retail job back in November, I’ve been busier than ever with my own objectives, working harder than I have since I was a kid with the seemingly boundless energy and a world of time that was constantly syphoned off by MOM’s and their ever more demanding customers. Good riddance!

    2 years ago
  14. Nelson

    Letting go of the idea that my life should’ve been different by the time I got to this age. I should’ve achieved certain things and had certain things. Instead, be open and having faith I’m exactly where I need to be.

    2 years ago
    1. d
      db82258

      Thank you Nelson, this spoke to me in volumes, if I could have done it any other way, I certainly would have.

      2 years ago
  15. Charlie T

    Letting go of my need to be in control, is a constant theme. It’s such a balancing act.
    And of course fear, judgment, and projecting my beliefs onto others.
    Happy anniversary Kevin! 50 years is truly an accomplishment.

    2 years ago
  16. Laura

    I can let go of all the “shoulds”: expectations, assumptions, pre-conceived notions, habits and routines.

    2 years ago
    1. Javier Visionquest

      We call those impractical assumptions and expectations “shoulding on each other”

      2 years ago
      1. Barb C

        Me too. I tell myself not to should on people, including myself.

        2 years ago
  17. Holly in Ohio

    YES. Many thingsand I am aware of this. I look for things to let go at least weekly, and not just objects, but “scars,” assumptions, other things.

    Most immediately what comes to mind is that I am meeting someone today who has hurt us deeply. They have not done this on purpose, but rather are struggling with their own burdens. Today I want to let go of that memory of having been hurt, and let go of assumptions, and I seek to listen deeply so I can understand and perhaps be able to help.

    2 years ago
    1. Mica

      Oh, dear, Dear Holly ❤️

      2 years ago
    2. Carol

      God Speed!

      2 years ago
  18. EJP

    I can let go of the past with all of its fears, regrets and mistakes and live in the present with an open heart and soul.

    2 years ago
  19. Antoinette

    I can let go of everything to be open and free.

    2 years ago
  20. Michele

    Why can’t Russia let go of Ukraine and not go to war? Maybe they need to read todays question.

    2 years ago
    1. Javier Visionquest

      Same old reasons as every other conflict in human history. . . Have you ever looked into the natural resources Ukraine is sitting on?

      2 years ago
      1. Mica

        Interesting. Thank you, Javier – you have told me a lot in a few words. I haven’t learned that from my brief reading of the news.

        2 years ago
  21. Patricia

    Having the image of coming to this day with my hands empty helps me to be open and to receive the unfolding of the day.

    2 years ago
  22. J
    Jules B

    Let go of the habit we all have of rehashing the past and rehearsing the future. Learn from past, encompass a future idea but don’t let it take up too much head space

    2 years ago
  23. Mary Pat

    Yes, and it is fear.

    2 years ago
  24. Kevin

    What is “actually unfolding” at this very moment is that today, Feb 12, is my wife and my 50th wedding anniversary! Last night before heading to bed, we looked at each other and said, “Can you believe it? Betty Ann went on to say, “Honestly, it doesn’t feel like 50 years at all!” So today, I am just grateful that we still have each other, and have our entire family of three daughters, three sons-in-law, and seven grandchildren living close by.

    Because of Covid, the grand 50th wedding anniversary trip is postponed to a later date. Instead, today we’ll gather at one of our daughter’s home for a 50th wedding anniversary celebration with family and friends. We are blessed and have so very much to be thankful for.

    2 years ago
    1. sunnypatti48317

      Happy Anniversary! Love is the greatest gift!

      2 years ago
      1. Kevin

        Indeed it is, my friend. Thank you!

        2 years ago
    2. sparrow

      Congratulations,
      dear Kevin and Betty . . .
      a grand feat in today’s world…
      celebrate
      with love…♥

      2 years ago
      1. Kevin

        Thank you, sparrow. I have much to be grateful for, indeed!

        2 years ago
    3. Mike

      The very happiest of days to you and your wife and family as you celebrate! My wife and I just celebrated 52 years in December and are still delaying a trip due to the virus, so we can relate! But to be with your family this day is grand!

      2 years ago
      1. Kevin

        Thanks Mike, and I celebrate the union of you and your wife, also. Trips are “out there,” but family, is “here” and present and real! We got home last night, fell into bed exhausted, full, with delight.

        2 years ago
    4. Carol

      Kevin, Blessings always and all ways. Congrats!

      2 years ago
      1. Kevin

        Thank you, Carol.

        2 years ago
    5. Nelson

      Congratulations!

      2 years ago
      1. Kevin

        Thank you, Nelson.

        2 years ago
    6. Laura

      Congratulations! What a gift you’ve given yourselves and your children.

      2 years ago
      1. Kevin

        Thanks, Laura. And our children and grandchildren are a gift we receive anew each day. Such a blessing for sure.

        2 years ago
    7. MEG

      Happy 50th Anniversary Kevin! Congratulations to You and Betty Ann!! Enjoy this special day 💐

      2 years ago
      1. Kevin

        Thanks Meg, we did, and are delightfully exhausted today!

        2 years ago
    8. EJP

      Congratulations and best wishes for a wonderful day!!

      2 years ago
      1. Kevin

        It was a glorious day indeed, EJP. Thank you!

        2 years ago
    9. Hermann-Josef

      Congratulations from Munich. Wow, 50 years , that’s a long time. All the best for you both and the whole family

      2 years ago
      1. Kevin

        Thank you, Hermann, it’s funny too, because at several points during the day yesterday, we kept looking at each other saying, “It really doesn’t feel like 50 years at all!”

        2 years ago
    10. Michele

      Happy 50th wedding anniversary! Beautiful. Enjoy your time with your family and you also have to look forward to that trip hopefully sooner than later:)

      2 years ago
      1. Kevin

        Thanks Michele, indeed we do!

        2 years ago
    11. Christine

      Dear Kevin, to you and your wife Betty Ann, from the bottom of my heart I wish you the best of luck on your 50th wedding anniversary. It is clear to me that you enjoy each other a lot. I hope there are many more such wonderful years to come.💕🌷🍀

      2 years ago
      1. Kevin

        Thank you, so very much, Christine. I know that you speak from a very deep place of knowing what it means to have and to not have. And I thought about you as I sat down to write yesterday’s reflection, so your words in reply moved me deeply as well.

        2 years ago
        1. Christine

          And now you touched my little heart.❣

          2 years ago
    12. Patricia

      What a wonderful day! My celebratory wishes and prayers for your continued loving life together are flying across the miles to you this morning. Congratulations and blessings, Kevin and Betty Ann!

      2 years ago
      1. Kevin

        Thank you, very much, Patricia.

        2 years ago
    13. Mary Pat

      A very happy wedding anniversary. Fifty years! How wonderful…..may the next years of your marriage continue to be filled with much love and laughter.

      2 years ago
      1. Kevin

        Thank you, Mary Pat.

        2 years ago
    14. O.Christina

      Wishing all the best for you and your family and a wonderful day for you all!

      2 years ago
      1. Kevin

        Thanks, Ose, and it was a grand day yesterday, for sure!

        2 years ago
    15. Pilgrim

      Happy 50th Anniversary, Kevin! Have a wonderful family celebration!

      2 years ago
      1. Kevin

        Thank you, Pilgrim. We got home last night and fell into bed, exhausted and delighted!

        2 years ago
  25. J K

    YES!!!
    A lot of things I suppose. But the most important thing is letting go the fear of being judged for what you really are. Letting go of all the insecurities that hold you back. Let’s trust the UNIVERSE and let the universe unfold all the surprises that it has kept for us. Trust the process and Believe in Yourself. We deserve much more that we think!!

    2 years ago
  26. Deirdre

    I could let go of my narrow and limited view of what my life “ should” look like and allow myself to be surprised by what I might find Believing there is a divine power with me always that knows more than me is both liberating and challenging

    2 years ago
  27. Hermann-Josef

    Often I have to let go of the desire to control things or situations. I need to do what I think is right at a specific situation, but the result never is in my hands. Sometimes this gives me deep relaxation

    2 years ago
  28. sunnypatti48317

    Fear and worry. There’s a lot going on with me and my husband, career-wise, and the fear and worry creeps in. Yesterday was one of those days for me! I am focusing on trust and doing the work that needs to be done to take the next step(s).

    2 years ago
    1. d
      db82258

      SunnyPatti, for some reason I am certain your light will shine through.

      2 years ago
      1. sunnypatti48317

        Thank you, Blossom! I remind myself of my bright light and trust where it will lead me.

        2 years ago
    2. Antoinette

      Sunnypatti,
      I’m sorry you are fearful. Letting go is the only way. The way out is in. Take care and let it all go.

      2 years ago
      1. sunnypatti48317

        You are so right. Thanks for the reminder, Antionette. I’m studying the yoga sutras for my YTT, and my readings tell me the same thing. Thank you!

        2 years ago
    3. Deirdre

      I could let go of my idea of what my life “ should” look like. Instead if I am able to let go of my narrow and limited view I may be surprised with things I haven’t noticed before. Letting go of control and trusting that there is a divine power with me always is liberating (though still a challenge to live daily!!) .

      2 years ago

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