Going

    Deeper

Things to

Contemplate

Finding New Teachers

If you have not ventured on the path of mindfulness, contemplation, or spirituality, let this be a gentle start to putting your big toe in the pool. 

"Faithfully Religionless" describes this segment, Things to Contemplate.  It is nothing to get squeamish about or break into a cold sweat over.  It is not about clanging bowls, chanting, burning incense, or climbing to a mountaintop only to freeze your arse off.  Although be my guest.

 

I am spiritual, but I do not belong to or follow any religious sect or ideology.  I have the "pu pu platter" of beliefs from various philosophies - religious or secular. 

 

Altogether, they guide me in a direction that offers me a stronger anchor. 

 

And the more I learn, the more I see.

                                                              -Vic

 

 

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Withdrawal from the world is something we do and perhaps should do every day.

Just as a loaf of bread needs air in order to rise, everything we do needs an empty place in its interior.

Ordinary retreats from the active life such as showering, laundry, making the bed, reading, walking, listening to music or podcasts, or driving in a car, can turn one's attention inward toward contemplation. Mundane withdrawal from the busyness of an active life can create a spirituality-without-walls, not connected to a church or tradition.

I have never forgotten Joseph Campbell's response when he was asked about his yoga practice: laps in the pool and a drink once a day.  Anything is material for retreat - cleaning out a closet, giving away books, taking a walk around the block, clearing your desk, turning off the television set, saying no

to an invitation to do anything.

At the sight of nothing, the soul rejoices.

                                                      THOMAS MOORE

Brene Brown invites

David Kessler to discuss

Grief and Finding Meaning

A perfect listen for caregivers.

Brené and Alicia Keys

Fabulous interview!  I knew very little about Alicia, and wow, she is quite a lady!

Thich Nhat Hanh

On Super Soul Sunday

Tara Westover lived with her family of survivalists in the mountains of Idaho.  Her brother was abusive, her circumstances were extreme.  Tara got herself out, winding up at Cambridge University and Harvard.  Author of the book Educated, Tara has something to teach us in her incredible story of guts,

grace and perseverance.  

Gabrielle Bernstein

"The Universe Has Your Back"

A Super Soul Series

Finding New Teachers

Teachers are found everywhere; your child, your pet, nature, a movie, your circumstance.  If you have not ventured on the path of mindfulness, contemplation, or spirituality, let this be a gentle start to putting your big toe in the pool. 

"Faithfully Religionless" describes this segment, Things to Contemplate.  It is nothing to get squeamish about or break into a cold sweat over.  It is not about clanging bowls, chanting, burning incense, or climbing to a mountaintop only to freeze your arse off.  Although be my guest.

 

I am spiritual, but I do not belong to or follow any religious sect or ideology.  I have the "pu pu platter" of beliefs from various philosophies - religious or secular. 

 

Altogether, they guide me in a direction that offers me a stronger anchor as a caregiver, as a human being. 

 

And the more I learn, the more I see.

                                                              -Vic

 

 

Withdrawal from the world is something we do and perhaps should do every day.

Just as a loaf of bread needs air in order to rise, everything we do needs an empty place in its interior.

Ordinary retreats from the active life such as showering, laundry, making the bed, reading, walking, listening to music or podcasts, or driving in a car, can turn one's attention inward toward contemplation. Mundane withdrawal from the busyness of an active life can create a spirituality-without-walls, not connected to a church or tradition.

I have never forgotten Joseph Campbell's response when he was asked about his yoga practice: laps in the pool and a drink once a day.  Anything is material for retreat - cleaning out a closet, giving away books, taking a walk around the block, clearing your desk, turning off the television set, saying no

to an invitation to do anything.

At the sight of nothing, the soul rejoices.

                                                      THOMAS MOORE

Brene Brown invites

David Kessler to discuss

Grief and Finding Meaning

A perfect listen for caregivers.

Brené and Alicia Keys

Fabulous interview!  I knew very little about Alicia, and wow, she is quite a lady!

Thich Nhat Hanh

On Super Soul Sunday

Tara Westover lived with her family of survivalists in the mountains of Idaho.  Her brother was abusive, her circumstances were extreme.  Tara got herself out, winding up at Cambridge University and Harvard.  Author of the book Educated, Tara has something to teach us in her incredible story of guts,

grace and perseverance.  

Books

Finding New Teachers

Gabrielle Bernstein

"The Universe Has Your Back"

A Super Soul Series

"Trying To Control Something I Absolutely Cannot Control"

 

  A personal word from Vic:  In 20 minutes, Gabrielle gives 5 tips to help us accept our lives as they are, rather than resisting, wishing, or demanding our lives be different.  I have lost count how many times I wished things were different with caregiving.

 

Try not to get hung up on her words that may be alien or woo-woo, i.e., "Universe,"  "God," "Spirit,"  "Soul," "Spiritual," "Faith," etc., that is, if these words make you uncomfortable.

 

I ask you to be open-hearted and open-minded to Gabrielle's words and wisdom. They will give you a sense of relief, safety, and the true knowing you are exactly on the path you should be, even if it is the most difficult path on the planet as a caregiver.                                                                                                                                   

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The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
-Don’t go back to sleep.

You must ask for what you really want.
-Don’t go back to sleep.

People are going back and forth across the doorsill
where the two worlds touch.

The door is round and open.
-Don’t go back to sleep.

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