Happiness, Tama Kieves, hard hat hero, Rumi, behavior change, and dragons




# 1 – Yep, that’s the way to do it!




# 2 – This takes a few minutes to read, but I think it’s well worth it and contains such nuggets as “you’re looking w/ the mind for answers of the heart,” and talks about the need to be care-filled, rather than careful, how we try to cobble together answers just to relieve the discomfort of not knowing, and how even pain has a purpose, message and an opportunity. Good one, Tama Kieves!




#3 – A great story for you animal lovers out there…..




# 4 – I love this one from Rumi……

Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder.
Help someone’s soul heal.
Walk out of your house like a shepherd.

~ Rumi



# 5 – Check out this interesting post at Self-help Health about healing illness by changing your behavior…..




# 6 – More lovely inspiration….

“Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.” – Rainer Maria Rilke



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6 Replies to “Happiness, Tama Kieves, hard hat hero, Rumi, behavior change, and dragons”

  1. Hi Zirah :-) Thanks for the inspiration! :-) <3 It came at just the right time. It has been a challenging week full of Gifts of energy to be released. That's how I think of them now. :-) The article by Tama Kieves was very timely since most of these Gifts came in the form of challenges to what I am doing with my life. It is true what she says about the heart knowing. :-) My heart knows. I still haven't figured out what to do about those who feel like they need me to provide reasons and sensibleness. I see the reoccurring pattern. It seems I still haven't removed enough of the associated energy to change the pattern. The story about the man and the dogs was heart-warming. The drawing at the beginning is cute. :-) The photo in #4 is inspiring as is the quote.

    1. So glad you enjoyed the inspiration and it came at the right time for you. I had planned on getting the post published on Sunday, but didn’t get around to it. So it’s nice to know the “delay” was somehow perfect. And I like your perspective….”a week full of Gifts of energy to be released.” Brings gratitude into the situation, which is always a door opener to ease and grace! p.s. I think once we get to that state of being comfortable and at peace w/ our own inner knowing, we start being/feeling less inclined to defend or need to explain our thoughts and actions to others…..and then the people around us don’t seem to trigger the pattern playing out, like in the past. Know what I mean? I’m still working on that. It’s like a knee-jerk reaction for most people and we’re even taught to come up w/ answers to questions/questioning, rather than being okay w/ saying nothing/silence.

      1. I know what you mean :-) I am hoping it gets triggered less as I become more solid and confident in my knowing. I noticed this time that there was a part of me that was standing aside thinking… Hmm… What is all this about? There is still fear of being estranged from my family and the little girl… Why can’t they accept me as I am? … along with it poking at the remaining doubt and survival fear energies. I am happy to let this stuff go. I don’t want it in there. :-) So, some more of it got excavated. I am being silent this time rather than trying to come up with answers. This gets called “the silent treatment.” Sigh. No. It is me pushing the pause button to let information about how to proceed gracefully arrive. I floated the question. I guess rearranging life-long patterns of behavior takes some time and getting used to by everyone. :-)

      2. I know it’s not funny, but I had to laugh when you said your non-response was judged as giving “the silent treatment.” You can’t win. :-) Letting go of the need to be seen accurately or not misunderstood/misperceived can be a toughie, but we could also talk ’til we’re blue in the face trying to make sure that doesn’t happen and it still might. Isn’t life a trip?!

      3. Yes. :-) I have added two meditations to my collection this last month. I made them up based on a couple of things I heard or read recently. In the first one, I float up into the stars far above earth and the solar system and spend some time looking around. Then, I look down at the sun and planets and earth. I slowly come back paying attention to the mountains, forests, rivers, and oceans and then gradually come back into my body. It makes me feel calm thinking how much I don’t know about life, how magnificent it is that all these things exist, how lucky I am to be here experiencing life in this body, what joy I find in the birds, flower, sunshine, stars,…. I could go on all day. It’s a wonder way greater than the bumps in the road. I have also found great comfort in Anita Moorjani’s telling of her experience: the unconditional love and the lack of judgement and the harmony she had with her Dad. The other morning, I was sitting here in the dark with a hot drink in my hands before going for a walk before sunrise and I imagined putting a parenthesis around the moment. I felt through my body for tension from fear or other upset. I told myself… Now, in the parenthesis of this moment, I am safe. I can imagine the tension leaving like fog dissipates as the sun comes up. I can fill my space with love and joy. In this parenthesis, everything is alright. I’ve decided to practice this everyday. String together parenthesis moments to see how much of the day I can fill with love and joy. It’s a fun experiment. :-) <3

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