"Can one actually find oneself in someone else? In someone else's love? ... I believe that true identiy is found as Eckhart once said, by 'by going into one's own ground and knowing oneself.'" Gift from the Sea, Anne Morrow Lindbergh
I am trying to discipline myself this morning, through writing in my journal after meditating, and before getting to the To Do List. To discover where my own ground is, and how best to know what I want to work on. I am trying to put my work on the front burner, on the top of the list. But it's very tempting to let the world decide for me what is important. My daughter or my son, the quartet or the chorus can all throw 'stuff' at me that needs to be done. The house is an octopus with tentacles in every room, and piles of laundry await me every Monday. I still need to put away the table and decorations from our Easter Brunch yesterday, and my son came back from residence with suitcases full of sheets and things to put away.
So I was reading some quotes from Conversations with God, by Neale Donald Walsh http://www.cwg.org/
that inspired me and I share some of them here:
"I am is the strongest creative statement. It sets in motion what you call forth.
First think about what you want to be, do, have. Think often until very clear. Think about nothing else. Discard all negative thoughts, pessimism, doubts, fears, disclipine your mind to hold fast to the original creative thought. When your thoughts are clear and steadfast, begin to speak them as truths. Say them out loud. Use the command, "I am".
I tell you this...your life proceeds out of your intentions for it."
So here goes, I'm going to take my own advice, and think long about some "I am" statements that I want to manifest. Affirmations written in "I am" form may help me get where I'm going.
I am focused on helping women give themselves permission to take care of themselves.
I am worthy and deserving of putting my full attention on writing this book, Tao of Turning Fifty.
I am reaching out to other women in mid-life to share their stories with me.
I am worthy and deserve time to pursue my own interests and have my needs met.
I am growing in self-awareness, self-knowledge, and this make the world a better place!
I am enjoying the sunshine on the lake this morning and a calm meditative mood.
enjoy the Spring Sun,