It is not uncommon to let our busy lives get in the way of our relationships. Today, I re-mind myself that it is a choice I can make, to be present in the lives of my loved ones. This means not just showing up, but also to be fully there, unattached to outside influences, engaging in conversation, and even quite moments.
Technology has changed the way we communicate. At the very core of relationships, it is the one on one communication, the touch, the hug, the eye contact, that each of us crave and need in our lives. Sometimes we all need to step back and disengage from technology so we can truly feel and relate to others. Today I affirm that when I am with my loved ones I will disconnect so that I may reconnect.
Photo: Branches Caressing the Light ~ c. Pamela J. Leavey
“Communication can heal.”
Think about that… While we’re all so busy online communicating on social media websites, we forget, perhaps the value and the sheer wonder of sitting with a friend, talking, communicating, sharing joy and sorrow in the same physical space, together. I too am guilty of this… Continue reading
Today, I re-mind myself that an open heart and an open mind is a conduit to a rich, interesting life filled with an abundance of love and prosperity. I breathe in and release all negativity as I exhale, making room for positive energy to flow my way. In this, I am abundant.
Photo: Dories at Low Tide at Lowell’s Boat Shop on the Merrimack River ~ c. Pamela J. Leavey
Patience has never been one of my virtues…
However, the older I get the better I am at mastering the fine art of patience. When you “do something else in the meantime,” you invariably fill your time with something else that takes your mind off of whatever you are waiting for. And sometimes, you just need to, “Get out there and make it happen.”
Idle waiting can become a playground for impatience and anxiety. Take a walk, turn on some music, do something meaningful… Soon you’ll find you have mastered patience.
Balancing a life with with too many things can wear down even the strongest person. Sometimes we get caught up in the desire to let go of things that no longer serve us in out lives, but we are afraid to let those things job. Maybe it is a part-time job for extra money, a relationship that is no longer working, or an object that no longer holds sentimental value. Whatever these things are that we hold onto are taking up space in our lives, whether we want them too or not. Still, letting go is difficult and we hold on until perhaps the Universe gives us a sign…
Today, I am grateful for the signs and signals of the Universe, that guide my path. I recognize that there are certain signs that appear in my life that truly are signals that it is time to release and let go. Everything is impermanent. I breathe deeply, I exhale and release… In letting go, I know I am making room for new opportunities.
Photo: Hellcat Swamp at the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge ~ c. Pamela J. Leavey
I have worked at home for a very long time. I think it is easy to fall into bad habits, most prevalent, the evil procrastination which can be an insidious time-sucker. When you work at home and you are solely accountable to yourself, these bad habits can creep up out of nowhere and suddenly you find new habits that do not serve your purpose, getting in your way.
As a writer, I know that this is ripe territory for the inner critic to appear, and thwart my efforts. Procrastination also gets in the way of other important things, as we say to ourselves, “I’ll just do that later.”
Today, I re-mind myself that procrastination wastes my time and causes worry, because I am not getting things done. I affirm that I will practice today and each day forward, to put my work, which is my passion and my responsibilities first. I recognize that as I change my behavior and get my daily tasks at hand done first, I will have more free time to enjoy, because procrastination wastes my precious time. My time is precious.
Photo: River View ~ c. Pamela J. Leavey