Although it can be fairly easy to touch life’s joy much of the time, there’s lots going on these days that can cause us to feel unsettled, sad, angry, or bitter. I’m not one to say we should ignore our feelings because feelings can teach us a lot about ourselves. However, what’s also true is we don’t have to marinate in negative feelings and allow them to rule our decisions and lives. We can feel our feelings, learn from them, and then let them go and make room for better feelings that are ready to manifest in our lives.
I sent this link to some ladies from a class I used to lead in person north of Seattle. Harriette, especially is doing a column of reassuring writings to share with others. I hope one or more connects. Harriette Blye <email@example.com>; jminnis <firstname.lastname@example.org>; 'Kathy Murphy' <email@example.com>; Ariele
Your writing is so centering, and I always come away from reading your articles feeling more serene. Thank you for today's gem of joy.
I've been reading a book about Aldous Huxley's dystopian vision, "Brave New World" and your post today reminded me that, for many millions of people, we comfort ourselves through entertainment and amusement, welcoming the distractions of small chunks of sound-bites, irrelevant "news", celebrity, sports spectacles, reality TV, and the lives of personalities. Your post gives a lot of really good alternatives to a dystopian future of indifference and regret.