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Reluctant Warrior

 

Writing about a work situation:

feel you must defend yourself & other potential victims: not all will be warriors like [a co-worker] – or you, dear one.

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Forget the Cracks

 

enjoy this time of promise instead of looking for cracks in the veneer.

Dear Stomach

With alternate handwriting, you can write to and from your body. A few years ago I had heart surgery. Here’s a conversation I had recently that gave me a new perspective on how my body works:

Dear Stomach, you’ve been so cast-iron for so long. Why are we having these bouts of nausea?

getting things out of system. cleansing.

Are the things related to work?

related to anger/frustration. that’s what’s being cleared.

Is there a better way to clear them?

change or accept things causing them.

But these things have been happening for over a year. Why haven’t you reacted sooner?

build-up gets to be too much. helping heart. we all help each other. my turn.

 

never forget that self-care comes from love, of which Loving Kindness is the ultimate source.

New Awareness

 

be aware that this will increase his method of self-protection, which is attack.

Contentment

 

allowing time for peaceful contentment is a gift to give yourself as often as you can.

Control

 

read a great quote in Lincoln in the Bardo. re-read it & remember that patience is cue:

“All we can control is the spirit in which we give.”