hello ; I just joined the writing group and thought to introduce myself to a couple of folks. my name is paula. i've been successful (whatever that means, body mind spirit) on spark the past couple of years... and am interested in "doing more things that make me happy" -- writing may be one of them. I 'friend'ed you if that's okay. Enjoying Sunday... with best wishes, PJH
Meditation this morning with my neighbour was amazing...We did not meditate because she was babysitting her 2 year old grandson so he was always interrupting.. but we did our readings and talked. What we both have noticed is a slow shift in the balance of our behaviour. The big thing for me has been letting go of emotions. Several things happened yesterday and I felt angry, sad, frustrated, ashamed... I felt them and went and did the things I was meant to do (garden, walk, do a charitable deed, spend time with people I love...) I even managed to make a date with my husband to have dinner on the canal to watch the boats go by and enjoy the sun setting. I did not talk about issues. And I ended the day not only happy but seeing how all the issues resolved themselves over the course of the day WITHOUT MY HELP. It is not so much that my food and eating behaviour are changing but that we are changing. It's like we are getting to the root of our addictions. Not the events but the way we deal with them, and learning a different way to react. And there is no effort. We are just learning to take certain steps.. and it just happens. I can't remember the last time I had big emotions and did not hold onto them, link them to baggage I had, and use them as an excuse to sabotage myself. That did NOT happen at all yesterday. Cool. I really believe Marianne Williamson's books have been pivotal in this transformation. So neat that you know who she is. Love you getting rid of clothes. That's big. The adventures will come!