Memorial Day in the Northeast is breathtaking. The week of rainfall drenched us, so the trees are green peaking and now with the sun's yellow warmth, the garden is happy. The snap dragon's are popping and twisting while the peonies prepare for June's parade.
The nests light up early as the cardinals' chirp and again at twilight's command, with their bell like ringing calls. My spirit is bright as I observe the bird's dance in the garden today, (5/30/12).
- Spring is illuminating every tree, bush and flower today, (5/14/12).
- "I will prepare, and some day my day will come."--Abraham Lincoln
As the red, white, and blue fun begins outside and the twisting, heavenly snap dragons beam to themselves, I continually check myself when I see the power of others and their "own reality." We have different life experiences, so surely we have different realities, right? Why do we believe others should have a similar view point to our own and even better, when we become unhappy about it? If I am detaching in order to be productive, 1) I am not judging (which is self serving, right?) 2) I can listen because it is not about me 3) I have no conflict 4) I am what you say I am 5) I am present 6) I can empathize 7) I am relieved 8) I am reducing my own noise 9) I am not attaching to others actions 9) I am not reacting (thank god) 10) I am in control of myself!
- "Everyone has their own reality."--Maureen Flood
- "I am what you say I am today."--unknown tweet of 2011
If we are celebrate June's pink peony coolers in the backyard, while comprehending the sacrifices people have made for others (cause they had/have no fucking choice) and losing our ideas on what we believe is correct (of others), then nothing can go that wrong, right?
Let's pray for the women, children and animals that need our determined protection at all times!
Love and Sincerely,