It Fall Ya' All!
Every year around this time I am deeply reminded of how life is about change. Growing up in the heartland of America, fall always was the signal for showing gratitude for the harvest from our abundant farmlands. They called our part of the world the "Wheat Capital of the World" for all the wheat that was grown in our part of the world. The sea of golden waving wheat crops was a testament to a good summer with enough rain and sunny days and our home gardens would be overflowing with mouth-watering and nutritious homegrown goodness. Homegrown tomatoes and cucumber can get this girl's mouth-watering anytime.
As I have grown older, I have begun to include in our fall celebration the honoring of my ancestors and all other ancestors for all they have done in their lifetimes, so that we may live the life that we are fortunate enough to live today. Each child that is born is standing on the shoulders of a...
How many times have you said something out loud and then later wished that you could take back what you had just said? There have been times in the past that I have come to the realization that "I really didn't mean what I said." Have you ever had that happen to you?
One of my practices today is to watch the thoughts that cross my mind. It has been a surprising discovery for me to come to understand that many of the thoughts that have crossed my mind are not mine. They are thoughts that I have inherited from the situation that I was spending time in or from the environment that I was raised in.
This realization that I am not my thoughts and that I actually get to choose what thoughts I allow in my life has given me such relief and a new sense of freedom. "Ah, I'm not my thoughts, and I get to choose if I want to act from what I am thinking or not." A whole new world of possibilities has opened up for me.
Have you ever had the...
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