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Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. Hope you enjoy your stay. I blog here whenever I feel the need. This blog was created at the time my memoir came out, in February, 2009. Its motto was: creating a life of inner peace and self-acceptance from the depths of despair. Now, my focus is sharing this journey we call life.
“Only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth, and that is not speaking it.” Naomi Wolf
“We are called human beings, not human doings.” Wes Nisker, Buddhist teacher
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs…(And) if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” Theodore Roosevelt
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Telling the Truth Tuesday - missing out
I know now that you can't be included in everything. People have gatherings in their home and certain people are invited and certain people aren't and it doesn't mean the ones that aren't invited aren't loved. Over the years, I am much less reactive if I feel I am missing something. This past weekend, my husband went to our annual folkdance camp. I didn't go because my knee won't let me folkdance right now without a great deal of pain, so I am choosing not to folkdance.
It was much easier than last year, when I was miserable the entire weekend, wondering what I was missing in terms of the dances being taught and the conversations people were having. This year, I stayed focused on things I wanted and needed to do and didn't spent much time wondering what was going on at camp that I was missing. I guess I realized there's a whole world of people and places and things I am missing, but if I spend my time feeling bad about what I am missing, I am not fully present in the moment I am in.
What are you missing out on? Do you care?