On Jan 3, 2014 Sandra Bradley wrote:|
What I have personally discovered is that my most intimate relationships (3 husbands) and my children (7) were my very best teachers. Each one awakened in me many of my unfinished parts. They brought to the surface, my everyday consciousness, aspects of my personality that hindered my awakening to all that I could be. I tend to do things in grand style and invite learnings at a heightened state. Suits my persona. Now in my winter years I can only smile and offer gratitude for all the gifts they brought me. Some I resisted holding on by my fingernails and protesting loudly. But...you only react to what you know or what you feel or what you own. Now in the winter of my years it is not my inner work that makes my life full of joy and blessings. It is my inner work displayed outward in my silence, my feelings, my words, my energy of who I am becoming.
On Sep 10, 2013 Sandra wrote:|
What a delightful arrangements of words from Anthony de Mello. Words are like musical scores. There are only so many words one can use but the possibilities of the melodies never stop surprising me. It's like most music arrangements, some resonate well and fill your soul, others are dissonant to our readiness or lack of readiness to hear the underscore of the music. or the song it sings.
On Jul 9, 2013 Sandra wrote:|
Thank you for your words. The older I am the simpler my thoughts and projections have become. I once thought "I know what I know" and lectured, gave seminars, weekend retreats and thought "how spiritual I am". Now I know nothing. I have lost my words. I question 'my intent and my purpose" when pursuing 'good works' or attempting to create change or most of all when interacting in my relationships. I have discovered being in a personal emotional relationship as a partner or spouse, being a parent, a householder with all it's daily minutiae is the most challenging 'spiritual' journey. Being clear on my intent and my purpose seems to affect the long term goal. Remembering Teillard de Chardin's words: "We are all Spiritual Beings here having a Human Experience" colours my actions and reactions and this appears to create positive change all around me.