Do you ever have a day when you feel reflective and contemplative? Just a day when you think about your life, your past, and your future? I have found reflection and contemplation to be an important beneficial part of my life. Yesterday was one of those days for me. In the solitude of my own home, windows open, fountains running, and candles burning with aromatherapy, the reflection and contemplation began.
Who am I? Where am I going? What am I doing purposeful and intentional with my life?
It started when I woke up thinking about my early childhood.
Growing up in poverty in a tiny modest home with a wood stove in the kitchen, cabinets made by my mother’s husband, the outhouse, the tiny black and white television, and the minimal physical possessions we had.
Thinking a lot about my Mother’s unconditional love and care despite the challenging environment in which we lived.
So much to reflect on from my childhood. Some good, some not so good but all lessons that have made me who I am today. I am feeling a sense of gratitude even for the “not so good.” I have been able to release the anger towards my mom’s husband for so many things. I held the anger for years.
As I’ve grown into adulthood, my struggles seem to have gotten more challenging. It’s kinda like going from elementary school to college. The lessons get a bit more intense and difficult.
This 56-year journey has been a bit of an emotional roller coaster for me. It is that way for everyone? It is just part of our human existence?
As I enter into the last quarter of my life, I want to laugh more. I want to resist less. I want to vibrate at a higher frequency more and spend less time in the low energy zone.
I want to surround myself with positivity only and eliminate the negative. Negative thoughts. Negative behaviors. Negative people. I also want to personally be more positive and guard my words and actions to ensure that. I still have work to do on self. I really don’t think the work ever ends. I am constantly evolving. Constantly becoming more mindfully aware. Constantly recognizing areas for improvement in the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of my being.
Let’s set the intention together to:
- Love More
- Accept More and Resist Less
- Be more compassionate towards ALL of creation
- Be more mindful of our EVERY thought and action
As you move into a new week, make every second count. Choose love. Choose acceptance of what is. Choose compassion. Choose to be mindful of what you say and do.
I look forward to your feedback and as always am deeply grateful for your love and support.
Continue being the beautiful unique individual God created you to be.
Until next week,