Posts Tagged With: Guru Vakyam

Day 3132: Peace of Mind

Last night, when I was seeking peace of mind, I asked this question on Twitter:

I got a range of responses, including:

In yesterday’s blog post, I included a video that’s been helping me with peace of mind. For my peace of mind, I’ll include it here again:

Do you see peace of mind in my other images for today?

As we celebrate this precious day, here’s “Peace of Mind” by Loggins & Messina

… and “I Gotta Find Peace of Mind” by Lauryn Hill.

I have peace of mind about any comments you might choose to leave, below.

Gratitude is part of my peace of mind, so thanks to all who help me blog every day, including YOU.

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Day 3131: Witnessing

As a therapist, I am constantly witnessing people’s pain, progress, traumatic experiences, growth, despair, and hope.

These days, I am also witnessing the stories and performances of Olympic athletes, who spend so much of their lives in the pain and promise of preparing for the games. In addition, yesterday I spent several hours witnessing the agony and bravery of the four Capitol Police Officers who were part of the very thin blue line between a violent mob and the members of the U.S. Congress on January 6.

While witnessing pain can cause second hand trauma, I cannot turn away, nor do I want to.

I think our best chance for survival is to commit to witnessing each other’s pain, as well as the pain of other species throughout this planet.

Yesterday, during a heavy day of witnessing, I was witnessed on Twitter posting this:

I appreciate, more than I can say, your witnessing that and all my other images for today.

After witnessing that shrine of candles on my walk for several days, I am now witnessing the loss of Carlos Soto-Mendez, age 23.

When I search YouTube for “witnessing,” I find this

… and this:

I look forward to witnessing your comments, below.

Heartfelt thanks to all who are witnessing, here and now, including YOU.

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