That “Everyday is a Miracle”, we all know, and we also easily forget.
Gratitude is a great deed, a quality, and a discipline that gets blurred at times.
And sometimes we all experience days that feel “empty”, or “meaningless”.
We may call them “silly”, and be ashamed of them: what are they about?
Obviously, they are not our “best” ones, not the “glorious” or “interesting” ones, not the “loving” or “social” ones, not the “creative” ones…
Obviously, they are the “nonsense” ones, the “flat/uninspired” ones, the “feeling lonely” ones, the “colorless/foggy” ones, the “boring” ones, the “depressed” ones, the “tired” ones…(add your “favourite” here)…
Days to put out of the calendar, days to cancel, to forget?
What if we remove the “negative judgement” attached to them?
What if we call them “pause” days instead?
Accept and Be in whatever is, “those” days included?
I got a few places I call, (and feel like) Home in this World.
Still, Roots are different.
My “original” Home is a multiethnic ex border town, by the Adriatic Sea, with a turbulent rich and interesting past, a turbulent Wind, Bora, and an amazing Beautiful Altopiano, rich of Calcium Rocks, Caves, and Villages.
And a rich Architecture, stylish buildings, modern scientific projects, university, churches of several Religions, and so on. Good mix 🙂
And a rich and chaotic mess of houses, cars, and People.
My “real” Roots belong to the Land, and to my Family, many of whom are dead and gone.
And to my Friends, who I still have many of, old, and new.
I went for my Heart was calling.
I went among other things, because covid had been hard, and I felt with them, and missed them…
For them, and us here, I started the Reconnect project on the net, that still runs.
What I met was a Wonderful Nature, its Sharpness, its Sweetness, its Big Horizon, its Endless Water, its Sun, its Wind, its Fog, my Rocks…
What I met was open Family and open Friends… Time did not matter, Time had only made us older in our Bodies, Spirit was Fresh, Meeting was precious…
Communication was easy, and often very deep, Hugs were good.
Like it was not enough with Covids long and still lasting time,
we are being faced with extra destruction, more humanitarian and natural challenges, war, expensive food and warmth for our homes, prices going bananas…
It is terrifying, especially if we allow IT to rule and ruin our Lives, through fear, stress, depression, and powerlessness.
It may sound easy and superficial when I say, but, again, we can do what each one of us can do, and that is it, we all have our special talents and ways to deal with challenges, and let us use them the best we can.
We have also been growing through the pandemic , regarding slight changes of values, focus, and awareness.
Now we also need to wisely consider our real needs, and take care of our Minds and Hearts.
And going DOWN won’t do it, it won’t help.
We may need to step out, and reconsider, use our creativity to solve or minimize our actual “problems”, maybe create new unthought “solutions”, maybe invent something “new and different” to deal with the several kinds of pressure that weight on us.
Look with Awareness, maybe change some patterns, invent “new”?
It is easier to say than to do, maybe, and for the “poor” , as usual, there are much more challenges than can be solved by these suggestions, but still…
We need to be awake, and HELP our Being and FELLOW BEINGS NOT to collapse, BE STRONG instead, and put “creativity”and “will” in, HOPE , TRUST, instead of hopelessness, and defeat.
The Waves are “disturbing” right now, still we got to Swim.
Do i need this, can I spare, can I share? Can I modify my need?
Can I invent “different solutions”, choose “other options”?
Can I give, can I allow me to take, how much? Can I modify, mold into something else?
Where are my strengths, my powers, my community, my heart?
Where and how can I create new ways of dealing with the pressure, what can i practically do, how?
How can I enjoy myself, and keep the Spirit high, through this, and how much responsibility do I have, and how do I deal with it?
If we can consider it as a game that we are forced to play, or choose to, it may get lighter…
Add all your questions, and answers, and let us go THROUGH with open -Heart, and clear Peaceful Mind.
In our society, everything being speedy and controlled, there is not much space for Pain.
After any kind of Death (and Deaths can be many, and of different kinds, “loosing”…), we often are confronted by the fact that “We better move on”, soon.
Pain seems not to be “accepted”, and Compassion is forgotten.
It seems that many of us do not like, or cannot deal with Pain from another fellow Being. It has gone so far that Pain is repressed, hidden, and it has almost became shameful, not to mention Grief, and Crying.
Or, opposite, is grown into a “cult”, with followers (media), and at times made into business.
Generally, most of our Living processes, are pushed, and pushed, and pushed, without respect for the one who is sitting in the middle of it.
Even the very precious Learning that comes from Loss, the deep one, is neglected, and missed.
Recover after Loss, after Death, after Separation, takes Time, this precious Time that we are told we do not have, or that we believe we do not own.
Patience! The results of not taking care of our Whole Being can lead to troubles and unbalances, that make our Life worse later on…
Why are we doing this to ourselves?
How are we supposed to Grow, when we do not take care of ourselves, and each other?
(from my experience with “painful” Persons, plus my own)