Beautifully said. It reminds me of things I value, personal values.
I value deep silence—with patience, there are many levels of awareness without words, listen with your eyes, hear with your heart and let your imagination free.
I value community—we aren’t alone, we are part of a whole, everything works better when we realize our purpose here is to serve each other.
This is beautifully expressed--how I can accept my limitations and imperfections without feeling I'm letting myself down. What reassurance that I'm okay, doing the right thing by learning to forgive myself and love myself. How releasing, how validating, how to get on with my live and grow.
This hit my shame on the button. But what was the mystical thing that turned it around for her? I'm looking for that mystical path. I'm looking for "transcending our imagined limits of acceptability through the powers of grace, forgiveness and love"
That nailed it for me. I seem to be in a liminal space. I'll try to walk alongside myself and listen and be comforting and accept what is as my journey, a new journey and the best journey for everyone.
Thank you for introducing me to the liminal space.
Oh my, if only I could accept all that is around me. I've come a ways but lots to go. I love the idea that "all my problems, disappointments, angry moments, despicable people in my life are TEACHERS and are in my life to teach me something I haven't learned yet.
Frankly, I had never thought this closely about the three. It is like waking up. I love these differences and attitude about relation to another. The judgement or indebtedness that we unconsciously bestow on others when we can deal with the whole person. I will try this--I can't think of ever quite doing this.
How do I give? There are so many situations but this causes me to think about what I'm doing and how I'm doing it. It clarifies so much for me but there is something inside that argues about "kingly giving" in that we don't want to give ourselves away. I've thought we need to keep something of ourselves. Maybe I'm not understanding?
My daughter and I were caught in one of those "life and death struggles: She wanted to go out with friends; I wanted her to stay home and do family things. Things were intractable until I remembered about "letting go", it didn't have to be a war between my way or your way. I tried it and the war was over. We both accepted the "what is" and went on to have a nice family evening.
money has always been a problem for me. As a depression baby we leaned to be very frugal. Money has never rushed through me. It's not been a friend only a necessity, a necessary evil. Nipun gave a wonderful overview of what the service is all about; very inspirational. I wanted to hear more from Waldinger as to observations from 8 decades of interviews. Money is a tough subject for me.