My Reflections from 2017
2017 was filled with significant changes for me. After seven years of being single, I got remarried. Then on November 27th, hackers took down my website. Those two changes forced me to realign my life and goals with new values. My priorities shifted to be more reflective of what I really, Really, REALLY wanted out of my life. In other words, 2017 was an incredible year.
I had the unintentional gift of waking up too early this morning. I had reasons for being awake. But explanations don’t always help. I self-compassionately chose to make it a wonderful gift to myself.
Updated April 26, 2021
Written October 23, 2017
Recently it was my turn. I usually don’t feel much anxiety about the dentist. However, this time was different. So there I sat, my mouth injected with numbing agents, waiting for my turn under the drill. I had twenty minutes to wait while the medicine took effect. Fortunately, I had “trained” for the potential of difficult emotions so, I used my training.
Updated April 14, 2021
Written August 24, 2017
The journey of self-compassion is a process of creating new habits around caring for yourself. Dear K, The journey of self-compassion and self-love is not a natural one for most people. I believe you understand this from your own life experiences. Since I first met you, I have listened to your struggle. You have a successful career and a good family. By all appearances, you have a good life. Yet you also have a mob of internal and thunderous voices of self-criticism, self-judgment, and self-contempt.
Updated April 29, 2021
Written April 5, 2017
My ReflectionsReflections are a way we can see ourselves. We can see our thoughts, our emotions, and our actions if we look closely. I teach Awareness as an essential tool we have to create a meaningful and peaceful life. I feel I need to practice what I preach. So, I occasionally work out my observations through writing, and when I think I’ve made some critical insights, I post it. It is a form of accountability for me.
In my previous career, I was a record producer, and I would tell the artists that I worked with that “there is nothing like an audience to teach you how to play in front of an audience.” In a way, posting these reflections are my audience. These pages are a way I can work out my thoughts, observations, and insights, and maybe you and I can both grow through them. Ram Dass said, “We are all just walking each other home.” These pages are where I work out my offerings to that journey we are all on. Thank you for joining me and for inviting me to join you.
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May you grow from these writings as much as I have.