June 7, 2017
You could have a feeling of peace with yourself and this may mean that today you could approach things with a sense of calm and serenity. It might be that you understand that there is little in life that truly is of immediate concern and that by simply being present to the things that happen to you is enough. This might be a good chance to observe yourself and your life from the vantage point of an outside observer. If you can practice this form of detachment, you may notice that when things do occur, you are much more able to separate yourself and merely watch without getting too emotionally involved. While you may not wish to do this constantly, if you can look upon your life from a different perspective today, you may find it easier to let things go and maintain greater sense of overall wellbeing.
I have been trying to follow this principle for so long, but its still very hard to not take things personally, when a neighbor yells at you if you ask to borrow a cup of milk... I was taking it personally, when I should realize she was probably having a bad day and worried about her husbands health... it hurt when she referenced if the milk was for my son and just too lazy to get it myself , ... and I had just visited the store and forgot the milk :( .... then being ignored when I say Hi... I try to say how my confident self (when I get the teaching job) would cheer me up ... to say don't let it bother you!
Being able to once in a while detach from our emotions and situations can give us a much more mindful awareness of ourselves, our actions, and of the present moment. At the moments when everything seems right with the world it is easy to forget that this inner serenity is fleeting one minute we may be calm and the next we might notice something that upsets us. But by learning to detach from the constant change that pervades everyday life today, you will be able to remain in the present, see that the things that happen to you will come to pass, and will experience true peace of mind.
I get down but then Im invigorated with an autistic student that wins a Rhodes Scholarship and is going to Oxford!
Kelly Fleming remembers the low point of raising her son, Jory.
He was eight years old when he spent an entire morning, afternoon and evening wailing uncontrollably. She still doesn’t know what set off the boy, who has autism and a metabolic disorder.
But the tough times seem more bearable now, at the high point. Last month, Jory, who is 22 with a feeding tube inserted in his stomach and braces on his legs, was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship.
In between came Ms. Fleming’s decision to give up on her own dream of practicing medicine, home schooling Jory, learning to read, a bird named Federer and finally college and a dog named Daisy.
“All children have amazing minds,” Ms. Fleming says. “Their brains…