"Shedding Light On Ourselves" from the Daily OM
"In almost every case, we know what is best for us in our lives, from the relationships we create to the food we eat. Still, somewhat mysteriously, it is often difficult to make the right choices for ourselves. We find ourselves hanging out with someone who leaves us feeling drained or choosing to eat fast food over a salad. We go through phases where we stop doing yoga or taking vitamins, even though we feel so much better when we do. Often we have no idea why we continue to make the less enlightened choice, but it is important that we inquire into ourselves to find out. When we choose that which is not best for us, the truth can be that there is a deep seated part of us that does not want to heal. We may say it’s because we don’t have the time or the energy or the resources, but the real truth is that when we don’t take care of ourselves we are falling prey to self-sabotage. Self-sabotage happens unconsciously, which is why it’s so difficult to see that we are doing it. The important thing to realize is that this very part of us that resists our healing is the part that most needs our attention and love. Even as it appears to be working against us, if we can simply bring it into the light of our consciousness, it can become our greatest ally. It carries the information we need to move to the next level in our healing process. When we recognize that we are not making healthy choices, we might even say out loud, “I am not taking care of myself.” Sometimes this is the jolt we need to wake up to what is actually happening.
Next we can sit ourselves down in meditation, with a journal, or with a trusted friend to explore the matter more thoroughly.
Just shining the light of our awareness on the source of our resistance is sometimes enough to dispel its power.
At other times, further effort is required. Either way, we need not fear these parts that do not want to heal.
We only need to take them under our wing and
bring them with us into the light. "
These last few days have been better... we are gradually getting into the reality of being parents...
yet we both still wanna play too much...
what a place to share our playing!!
On the Gold Coast of Oz....with everything we want within bike distance...
low carbon imprint...
always activities going on in the beach..
My muse was so happy to hostess the reunion of all the mothers from our prenatal class...
It was at 3 pm and I had to grab the barbie on the park...
My new friend in fatherhood, Case, said that I needed to pull in the reigns a little bit as we were all parting...
yeh, it's obvious she likes to play and can be a loose cannon...


  1. That's a stunning likeness! Glad I've got somebody in Oz to live vicariously through!!! Best wishes to the three of you! And per your earlier post, just keep doing what you're doing!!! I love it.

  2. wow!! I didnt know he looked so much like me?? I guess youd have to see my baby pics, LA! What was the earlier post you liked? Give my best to M!
    Thank you, Leigh Ann!!


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