And so, I Blog!!

Soooo, everybody is blogging except for Moi? Is this the newest form of writing? Are we headed towards the reality of the movie "Fahrenheit 451 "? What a tragedy that would be!! I have tried Twitter~for about 48 hours ,not for me at all! I do Facebook, but also find it to be truly surfacy and a bit of a waste of my time. I like to write, not twit or mindlessly comment. So, I guess I will. :) Here I will share on the most precious thing in my life, my recovery and my spiritual journey. If my only audience is that of the ether, that will be good enough ... for I write not to be read, but because I am called to write!!! And so, I blog!!
I will begin with the daily readings from the book:

A Grateful Heart ~ 365 ways to give thanks at mealtime edited by MJ Ryan
The Winter Prayers began on the first day of winter ~ so I am begining there. The winter prayers begin with this thought:
A thankful soul is thankful under all circumstances, a complaining soul complains even if he lives in paradise. -BAHA'U'LLAH
Please join me in thought-provoking conversaton! Namaste' Cate

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

iS iT yEs Or No ?

I say yes when I mean no
and the wrinkle grows.

Mark Nepo reminds us:
"The unwavering truth is that when we agree to any demand, request, or condition that is contrary to our soul's  nature, the cost is that precious life force is drained off our core. Despite the seeming rewards of compliance, our souls grow weary by engaging in activities that are inherently against their nature."

Now that I am in my 50s,
I seem to have achieved in the age unlearning! 
I am letting go of all those conditioned messages,
and returning to the truth.
I am enough.

Babies and animals and nature know this truth and live it out.
The rest of us can become easily conditioned
to think we need to be more ...
and more ...
and more!
Thus, sometimes feeling we need to chose to do things
that are contrary to our nature.

Imagine for a moment ...
trying to condition a cat  ...
or a cloud!

They are who they are,
as they are intended to be,
and that is enough!

when they sleep they sleep ...

when they play they play ...

and they simply are who they were created to be :)

What a great reminder for all of us ...
in loving and accepting ourselves as we are ...
and in embracing life on life's terms.

Three Cheers for unlearning!!!

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