Not to belabor the point, but grief has really been on our minds and in our lives lately. I have one more thing to say on it, or rather, share about it. Then, we set it aside. To heal as it needs to. In its own time and in its own way.
Beware, this is a horribly sad, real-life story. HERE is J.D.’s friend, and what happened to him. I am forewarning you now, it’s an article that needs to be read and then processed. Passed on or prayed over even, if that is what you do in such situations. The feelings will overwhelm you, but this young man’s sacrifice absolutely must be acknowledged.
He is now at peace (this, I am confident of), and he knows that his choices, to come here and teach by example, were worth it. He knows that many people love and respect him. And I know that he lived this difficult life the absolute best way that he could. He is glad to now be Home.
Thank you, Mike, for giving us this gift. It was an honour to know you and be a part of your journey. You are a blessing, and we appreciate all that you gave us.
In my own work, I continue to learn about how we walk our paths, today I applied an attitude adjustment to a majority of my activities. I’m almost done with Apolo’s book, and it’s been super helpful with my mood and over-all outlook. His philosophy is no different from what we’ve discussed here numerous times, it’s just that TODAY it sunk in. Last night, I actually FELT the change. Like a click. It dropped into place.
Living our genuine lives with Present Moment Awareness is special, outstandingly special. It takes time to figure out, and then some more time to activate and DO. Even if you THINK you’re doing it (and by you, I always mean me) but maybe you forget, or maybe you get crabby, or maybe you just aren’t in the mood, that’s not truly living the Zen balance or In The Moment.
That’s making a wonderful effort (go
you me!), and it’s fabulously beneficial. But FEELING it happen, sensing the physical change, is a whole ‘nother animal. On a completely new, unknown level.
Now I know the difference. I had the sensation of what BEING in my life, at that EXACT second, and KNOWING it, felt like. I also now know that I am able to continue it. Not every minute of every day, but once you (I!) reach out and touch that place, it changes the game. And it’s awesome.
For our daily draw, I was pulled to those small, brief, Sylvia cards. But her definition needed reworking, for our purposes. The Key Word message though, oh yeah that WAS for us.
When we live in Truth, we live balanced. When we live in Truth, we live in Harmony. When we live in Truth, we live with Joy. When we live in Truth, we live lovingly.
(with words by me) Heart And Soul Cards by Sylvia Browne
by the old GPS system we went 9.36 miles, while the new program said 9.66. Mine registered 9.548 with our average speed being a sad wee little 8.7MPH (extenuating circumstances, see below). Time pedaling was one hour, five minutes, and 33 seconds.
Our gym session with Ryon (and bonus: Emma!) was terrific, but what made it even more enjoyable was that we all met up with Jade for lunch after. That average speed was low today because we walked the bikes for several blocks, as we hoofed it to the restaurant.
New Mexico and Michigan.