Friday, March 30, 2012
Good morning! Hoping this breaks into paragraphs but as Blogger goes through its redesign period glitches, that may not happen. We'll see. OK, just tested and it's not. No paragraphs Day 2, argh. Blogger, what's up!? Really quick post before I head out for the day. This one is based on a line I read earlier in Each Day A New Beginning: The purity of a relationship is directly proportional to the UNDIVIDED (my caps) attention we give to those shared moments, hours, experiences, to being there with one another. This communion with another is the celebration of life that quickens the heart and ushers in serenity. As I'm going through my own period of being in a primary relationship with MYSELF (my caps) I can offer a gentle reminder that the same way to go about sharing this with others happens effectively when you give your own sweet self UNDIVIDED attention with loving presence. Just sit, breathe, write, listen to a song...be with yourself and focus on one task that connects you to YOU. Once you allow yourself to be by yourself, you will start to live from your depth with a strength you've never felt in your life. It's quiet, simple and gentle. I keep getting these reminders that love is simple. Two days ago I was walking near my apartment and ran into someone who had a dog that looked like a mini Boston Terrier. That's exactly what it was and I was SO happy to have this encounter since the BT is the breed I've always wanted but I like little dogs. Not yappy dogs, little quiet ones. Like Shitzus. (Spike, I miss you. RIP.) This teacup Boston Terrier's breeder lives in Texas and I will be in touch with her when I'm ready, yay. In the meantime, I don't have puppy love on the outside. I just have Lindsay love on the inside (aww). I'm grateful it's a lot like puppy love when I'm in a good mood but more like a pit bull when I'm not, self-criticism being the old habit I pick up. All this to say, with a little focused attention on your heart and yourself, you can, in a matter of minutes, shift your perspective from one of self criticism to self acceptance. It takes a willingness to step out of the familiar and risk opening yourself, trusting, and going to that "celebration of life" place that "quickens the heart and ushers in serenity". I'm trusting you can find that on your own right here, right now.
Posted by LBDinNYC at 7:44 AM