No one lives forever, so as we get older, we inevitably think about our own mortality. Especially when we lose a family member or a close friend. I had imagined the leading cause of death for Australians to be either heart disease, vascular issues or cancer and I was wrong. It was a reality check… Continue reading When Will I Die?
Random draft post found on my blog that probably should be published. A good song with plenty fo sageful advice. Questions from a challenge About me? https://youtu.be/MQlJ3vOp6nI Lyrics are found at the bottom of the post About Me How would you describe what your blog is about? I blog about things that are important to… Continue reading Wear Sunscreen aka Q and A Ponderings
A Cottage in sweden Weekly Saying Man kan sola sig en hel dag i en varm tanke "One can lie in the sun a whole day with just warm thoughts" Swedish proverb Thoughts and Meditation One of the benefits of incorporating a regular meditation practice into your life is in helping to settle the mind.… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Meditation
The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than growing with them." Bernard M. Baruch Photo by Monstera on Pexels.com
That old adage... Life is a journey, not a destination! Have you heard it? I have been pondering my own journey, my own path, of late. Many of us start keen, enthusiastic, running and jumping through the years, none too concerned about potholes or hazards dismissed as temporary obstacles along my path. I tended to… Continue reading The Destination or Pathway of Life
”No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man."- Heraclitus
How do you treat yourself? We are often harshest in our treatment of ourselves in the way our inner voice reprimands us for making mistakes. Rather than an objective assessment of our actions, we strive for perfection in ourselves, and are disappointed or angry with ourselves if we cannot attain that desired standard. Source: https://forestwoodfolkart.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/58006-1ye5vss3wrvp7nv7b51ldzw.png… Continue reading Dealing with that Inner Voice of Criticism
"Patience is a Virtue and I need more of it - NOW!" Have you heard anyone say that recently? Did you ever feel frustrated when someone pushed ahead of you in a queue?How do you feel when someone takes longer than expected to do a simple task at work, or doesn't complete it in a… Continue reading Overcoming Frustration
Amidst the darkness, turn your face only towards the sun, so the shadows will always fall behind you. If we look, they can always be found.
One thing to remember about chronic stress is that it's only because our thoughts deem something to be stressful that we can actually feel the sensation of stress. "Viewed mindfully, no situation is truly chronic. There are always calm moments to notice and be present for," [amidst the chaos.] "Moments that can be lived in… Continue reading Chronic Stress
“Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events. It is from numberless, diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or… Continue reading Ways to Improve Life during the Year of Covid
Why do we think negatively when we know better? "If I expect the worst, I am pleasantly surprised when something turns out well." Such an approach to life situations, is modus operandi for some members of my family. I do get why people do get into the habit. I used to do this myself. Some… Continue reading Playing the Devil’s Advocate
This week in Australia, there has been many hurtful words slung in the fight for supplies in supermarkets - primarily panic buying on toilet paper. The premise is flawed as we have enough supplies and manufacture it here. But still, folks panic buy a trolley load! Brawls have erupted in the toilet paper isles of… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Hurtful words