“I want first of all to be at peace with myself. I want singleness of eye, a purity of intention, a central core to my life that will enable me to carry out these obligations as well as I can.”
Anne Morrow Lindbergh in Selections From Gift From the Sea
She says it so beautifully. Gently and softly. Singleness of eye, purity of intention……please.
I want to focus on living my life with ease and grace. I want to believe I matter, that I can make a difference, that my love is received and welcomed. I want my thoughts and insights to be useful. I want to carry out what I believe to be my obligations with panache. Amen
One of the many things I have learned about life in the last few decades is that it will keep on happening and we have to be careful not to lose our spot on the page. Our focus, what we trust and believe, our intuition can so carelessly be forgotten when disaster happens. Disaster WILL happened. Keeping our spot on the page of life that is true and right for us becomes difficult, while at the same time is imperative for continuing to live a satisfying life.
It was completely necessary that I continue to do my precious work while Clo was doing her end of life hopes and wishes. We were both side tract, but to regain my focus was imperative. I offer that piece of wisdom and life learning to you: when stress engulfs you, pay attention to what needs you, and simultaneously remember who you are and what else you have to offer. Address the crisis, and cling tenaciously to remembering you are more than your crisis. In the midst of the whirl look carefully for your core and trust you are still who you have always been.
- I am grateful for continued lovely colourful autumn days and cool autumn nights
- I am grateful for excellent sleeping and restful waking
- I am grateful for all I have accomplished in the last while
- I am grateful that I want to write.
- I am grateful that sometimes someone reads what I write.
- I am hopeful I have words that matter
Warmly and with much caring, Nancy