How lovely to be a tree – to have more faith in the process than anything and anyone else - to remember that you just are. To release the illusion that you are the things around you - you are not the things around you. You are not what you have or do. You are not your emotions. You are not your body. You just are that you are. Wake up to this and the door will close on your suffering and open the door to thriving.
I love to sit out on my balcony. We have created a lovely little oasis out there of plants and flowers nestled among soft vanilla and citronella scented candles. It's a peaceful place to sit any time of day but mostly in the afternoon and evening when the Sun has moved to the other side of the building and the soft indirect light eliminates bright green grass and fluffy full trees.
Right now, when most of us are deep within the retreat to our homes, we may be inclined to look at all we have going on around us and do the things we WANT TO DO, before we do the things we HAVE TO DO.
Instead of waiting for the opportunity to be compassionate to reveal itself to you, seek it out. You never know how far the ripple will expand and the lives it will affect...and one of those lives, just may be your own.
Tips for growing wise and empathetic kids Perhaps you are already aware that the brain is under construction for a good portion of adolescence and well into the 20’s (and some even report into the 30’s.) And the part under construction most during this time is the Pre-Frontal Cortex. For simplicity's sake, let's just say this part of the brain is home to wisdom and empathy. And this area grows in response to how it is used – what is reinforced and wired together. So, follow me. . . .if we want more wise and empathetic kids, we have to [...]