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In that quiet place..


Friday, June 07, 2013

..where it's ok to simply ~be~. That's where I find myself. It hasn't happened all that often lately, and I think it's because I'm trying to be more mindful - of what I eat, what I say, how I present myself, how I view life. Being mindful of what I'm eating does not mean I'm eating well or releasing any weight. I'm not. I am not. It just means I'm aware of what I'm doing and don't particularly care at the moment. Not about that anyway.

I'm having a mellow moment. Not to be confused with down or depressed - not at all, no. Mellow.. easy.. eyes and ears open to the world around me, taking it all in without re/acting to it. Just.. being.

That last blog? Was a reminder to myself only. Someone offered me their time and thoughts, and I bristled initially. When I thought back on the moment, though, I realized he'd given me a gift of insight - and how many times do we wish we could see life through someone else's eyes? Don't you? Or is it just me?

Anyway, he offered, and after thinking about the encounter, I was very grateful for what he shared. It's with that in mind that I'm trying to go forward here. The work week started out stressful, but my attitude has helped to balance out the stress. It's not personal. Trying to see from another person's perspective has meant less stress and more understanding. I can only hope this last for quite a while.
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BE-THE-CHANGE 6/11/2013 7:37AM

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SUSUSUZZZIE 6/7/2013 11:50PM

    Love this! It's not always as easy as it sounds to be grateful or those gifts of insight. It's not unusual for me to realize the gift until later. Enjoy the mellow and easy moments and wishing for them to be long lasting!
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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 6/7/2013 1:56PM

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Mellow AND empathetic!

What a great combo..

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FRUITYFUL 6/7/2013 1:15PM

    Great blog! I have tried to see things from other people's perspectives as well. I often was finding myself to be very close-minded, set in my ways, but it did not make me happy. I wanted to be happy, and in order to do that, I had to start thinking differently. I decided to work on being happy, because it's not something that will just happen to me. I have to make it happen!

I hope you continue to be at peace like this. Sounds like you are in a very good place.



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GAYEMC 6/7/2013 1:15PM

    I was just going to send you an email as I thought you have been very quiet lately. Sounds like being quiet has been a good thing for you. I like the thought of seeing myself through someone elses eyes. I'll have to give it a try.

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PARASELENIC 6/7/2013 12:36PM

    Sounds like you've reached a very zen place, which is great. Awareness is the key to almost everything in life, from creating happiness to setting goals to making changes, so the fact that you are aware of what you are doing is probably one of the most important things you can do, if you ever decide to push yourself into a full blown weight loss mode again. I'm glad that you are in such a contented place!

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MUSTANG_SALLY2 6/7/2013 12:13PM

    Less stress sounds good to me! And yes, I do wonder sometimes, especially at work, what the perspective is from the person on the phone or the coworker next to me. What are they thinking??? (grin)

Stress is so bad of us. I think you might have found the key needed to ward it off!

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