Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Good Habits and New Ground

Although I raised my children to prepare them for certain kinds of situations, naturally in times of such fast change, it was impossible to anticipate everything.

I know that through cultivating their intelligence, humor, and manners, they will be served well in any context.

How their lives are shaping up depends on their choices and their priorities.

I, too, am free to continue to grow in new directions, and I have the time to figure out what they are now that everyone is launched.

We all have so many new situations developing as world events impact us.

It is good to get our footing on new ground, in the context of being individuals, and not just through the many situations that engaged us as parents.

© 2016 Kathryn Hardage

Friday, September 23, 2016

In My Own Mind

How can you tell what is going on in your own mind?

There is so much information, media harassment and emotion coming at you all the time.

When it gets intolerable, you can simply stop and let it all wash over you without taking any of it in.

There is a quiet place within you.

You can hear it.

You can feel it.

In that quiet place, you can listen for your own thoughts.

You may experience a parade of thoughts trying to get your attention.

 When they no longer interest you, you will hear the quiet sound of your own thoughts.

You can breathe into that quiet place and that quiet time.

Once you have found it, you can return there often.

The greatest secret is the value of your own thoughts.

They are unique, they are not in competition with anyone else’s.

They assure you a valuable place in society, because society needs your individuality and creativity.

It can certainly be a challenge to develop in this way, but your own thoughts will lead you to the most satisfying work you can every do.

© 2016 Kathryn Hardage