I am thankful that I have learned the secret of giving unconditional regard to others, to myself and–just as important–accepting this gift from others. Living this way has so changed my being and world that I have made it my life’s mission.
Since the theme at Who Heals for the New Year is ‘appreciation’, I can’t resist posting this YouTube video. It’s created by Harold W. Becker of The Love Foundation. I like what he says. My favorite quote is “Life is simple when we come from our heart with boundless appreciation for Life itself.”
Breathing and checking in with compassion for your feelings can be valuable for strengthening a habit of appreciation. Among other benefits, breathing with compassion can help you discover what might still need weeding or pruning whenever you are building new habits. It can then help naturally clear you, and then assist you with the planting of your own seeds, and adding your nutrients and water of sincere but lavish appreciation.
Here’s a suggestion for taking notice of the subtle forces at play from choosing more refined words. These can be obvious results, such as how your relationships improve. And, just as importantly, this practice can affect your own relationship with yourself.
I appreciate you. I appreciate the many people and experiences I meet and share. I appreciate the things that facilitate these blessings, and there are too many to list here. And many are too personal to share publicly. But I am always open to miracles, and want to share openly here a miracle that occurred in an important though mundane part of my life.
Thanksgiving. The very word brings to mind a medley of familiar scents and flavors, the good company of family and friends and more. Or it can bring up sadness, especially if you are spending your day alone or wishing you were. The holidays can bring up such a mixture of feelings.