A single word "wow"......................
Exactly, Lisa! Well said.
I think the new term for this kind of response to stress is "mindfulness." There are whole books written about this and it can be very helpful.
thank you - I think part of being a community is sharing parts of ourselves...that was raw and written by me in the wee hours of this morning when I was having a down moment; trying to remind myself of what I've learned.... writing has always been theraputic for me. - sorry for any typo's or things that don't quite make sense.
Ireneo, mindfulness? I'm going to google it... this is how I've survived my life and learned to cope at an early age - maybe it's not for everyone but it's helped me overcome some major obstacles...can you pm me what you mean and some books? I would love to read more; I still have SO much to learn about coping & dealing with life.
I read a book called Life's Wakeup Calls by Eric Allenbaugh as a young adult that helped me learn about life as an adult and helped me overcome mistakes of my past.
Thanks for your great insights! Keep those posts coming...wee hours or not : )
bumping this for the holidays...hopefully more will read this and like another post it will touch someone's life
Great post, Lisa! And merry christmas :)
If anyone is in the position to remind us is you Lisa! Beautiful and comforting post, and it came just when needed.
Daily I try to practice mindfulness, but part of that is paying attention to every palp I get which then throws me into despair, unfortunately. The trick for me to learn is to be mindful AND accepting. What you describe in the traffic jam is mindfulness in full practice.
"The Power of Now" is a great, great book by Eckhart Tolle. Buddhist philosophy, of course, is all based on mindfulness which is harnessed through meditation practice.
Some people do not need to read much to be aware and in the moment. It just comes naturally and they have the inner knowing of appreciation of what life is really about. Like you.
Others need constant reminders. Happy Holidays to all!
I didn't know what "mindfulness" was until ireneo posted it...I started reading about it and found some very insightful things =)
happy holiday, Merry Christmas and a Happy New year to all who celebrate =)