Monday, December 5, 2011
I have been thinking way too much of myself recently. How I feel about certain situations, How this will benefit me and my family, How much more I can have of so and so, and just a lot more selfish thinking. Oh, one of my favorite ones is the fact that I have to have things go my way at all times. Especially during my time off from work. I have a family so things don't generally go my way very often. I am lucky to get an hour of time to myself. But I am finding out that the more time I spend with the other person, or even dog... that I actually get more time to myself later. If I spend that quality time with the ones I love, I am gifted with time to spend doing the things I must do to stay healthy.
This life was given to me by a power much greater than myself. This life is a gift. I can either treat it like a gift or I can start feeling like shit again. There are two ways to be: selfish or selfless. My goal is to be selfless, by helping others I am helping myself. When I give, I get much more.
I just thought I would share this with you. I haven't written a blog in a while. A lot has happened in my life. The good and the bad but mostly good. Just grateful to be here on this journey. Grateful that I am able to use my mind and my spirit for the good and not the darkness. Nameste :)
Monday, July 4, 2011
Today I had a very nice conversation with my ex-wife. She sent me a text to wish me a happy 4th of July. I thought that was very nice. I find it so amazing that we can be civil toward eachother. There is a God folks. Us being friendly to eachother is proof.
Holding resentments towards people is not good. If you are trying to live clean and or sober I just cannot endorse holding onto them. I personally have to let it go. On a daily basis I let things go, especially the small stuff because it just isn't important enough to get between me and my Higher Powers. I am riding on a spiritual high made possible by right thinking, right action, right forgiveness and right practice.
Being right with Spirit takes time and it takes work. Nothing worthwhile can be achieved in one day, one week or even one months. This is a journey. A quest for enlightened living. Living in the light and exposing darkness to that light.
I wish you only the best fellow traveler. Keep your heart, eyes and mind open to compassion. I love you.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
I have to take a deep breath now and then to remind myself that I am human. So human sometimes its not funny. Monkey mind was so powerful, and still can be that I need mindfulness to help silence him.
For this moment I feel very blessed to practice Buddhism.