Nothing New but an insight or 2…

It’s April and there’s six inches of snow on the ground and it’s 27 degrees!

Normally I would be freaking out with a mad hissy fit and a good sulk; You see I dislike winter in winter never mind in spring!  Yet since I decided on this birthday quest of 60 new things, I find my self learning a thing or two. It helps that I’m reading Work by Thich Nhat Hanh who inspires you to live in the moment and to be present. In following Hanh’s teaching of practicing intention with a “gatha” (small poem) an example might  be; upon awaking to recite, another day, 24 hours to enjoy mindfully, and gratefully. This is done while concentrating on breathing or it can be used in meditation similar to a mantra. However it is an intention, something you promise yourself to follow through with – Thereby acting as a reminder of who you want to be or how you’re going to act. This enlightened way of thinking/behaving has brought me new and powerful insights: I’m powerless against the weather I can only control my attitude and emotions (this is a big for a control freak like me to get) toward the circumstances the weather brings…

I’m choosing to allow it to run its’ course to do its’ thing – Snow, cold, sun, heat, rain in the end it’s weather and I’m not in control – It’s not even my job to predict. I won’t pretend to like the snow or cold, but live with it without resistance and show compassion to those beings who have to suffer living or working in these conditions.

There you have it, no new thing, just a new centered way of being and that my friends is a great thing…

Peace,

Gin

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