“Seeding”….the clouds….

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………. “seeding the clouds” ……..,
learning…studying…reflecting…practicing
ideas…perspectives…insights…wisdom
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“seeding” the “clouds”
possibly leading to
nourishing rains of understanding
perhaps even receiving
a few raindrops of “wisdom”
occasional showers of blessings


maybe even
a rainbow or two???


Or maybe
the incredible blessing of a bit more happiness and peace of mind
seeding those many clouds
learning…studying…reflecting…practicing
ideas…perspectives…insights…wisdom
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1.  Turbulence…. “Ohhhh…of course….” …BUT… “Maybe not so……….”

turbulence in the sky…turbulence in our minds…

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2.  The Big Blue Sky…filters of the mind that might block that blue sky

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3.  Beauty and Grace…within the comings and goings of our lives….

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4.  A Continual Flow of a sense of “I”…coming together…here for awhile…dispersing…

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Shifting
from the metaphor of clouds…
…….where we may have been flowing more often…….
to a metaphor of “ropes”….
where we might seem to be…  “fixed,”   “tangled”   “holding on”   or “stuck”

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“grasping” … “tugging”…. holding tightly to our various “ropes”….
“ropes”…our various clusters of habitual beliefs, opinions, perspectives,
twined together patterns of living, reacting and interacting….

5.  “Open the hand of mind and let the fixed view go”

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6.  Different colored ropes, specific to our own minds…recognizing “getting to the end of our rope”…and letting go….

developing greater awareness and understanding…leading to a willingness to “let go…”

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7. “Roped in, Roped out, Roped around….colors of mind”

Open the hand of thought so many different ropes

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8.  “Of course it’s speculation! What do I know?”   a VERY surprising comment from Peter, from several years ago.

…thoughts…opinions…judgements…
………speculation………

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8.   The Compassion and Love Chair

accessing, feeling, nurturing and sharing….
a sense of compassion and love
with each other and within ourselves…

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8. The Chair….sharing the warmth and love of “the 5 A’s”


“The 5 A’s”
from David Richo’s book “How to Be an Adult in Relationships”
Nurturing, each other and ourselves….
…by learning to offer…
“the 5 A’s”
Attention, Acceptance, Appreciation, Affection, Allowing

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9.  Identifying, accessing and living with “positive qualities”

    Learning what positive “qualities” we might feel while we’re engaged in a variety of enjoyable activities…and learning to initiate and activate those and similar qualities and activities more often.  By doing that, we might be able to  nurture an increasing sense of well being and a deeper sense of compassion and love.

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Identifying, accessing and living with “positive qualities”

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9.  A Joyful Pledge….”never, ever, ever again!”
       Combining…. an recent awareness that “I don’t have to do that anymore…never, ever, ever again”; seeing a beautiful live cam night shot of The Statue of Liberty while watching  a TV Golden State Warriors game that was at Madison Square Garden, New York; falling asleep while watching that game on TV and waking up in a dream of waking up from anesthesia, after a November operation and dreaming I was clearly hearing and then, as I woke up, realizing I  was actually hearing “Ode to Joy.”

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Realizing the “skewing” or my own thinking and the skewing of the thinking of others…all of us STUCK in skewed thinking… and realizing:

“I don’t have to do that anymore…never, ever, ever again!”

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9.  “Wake Up and Dance With Me!”  … “Hush up and dance with me!”   Realizing that “I really don’t have to do “that” anymore!” …. I can “wake up!” and dance = live my life more easily, fluidly, gracefully and richly… “Dance With Me!”

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9. Charts for Using VIA Core Strengths, Positivity Qualities, Perfections….
Understanding and developing VIA Core Strengths qualities, and other positive qualities

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9.  “Dance with Me….Resilience”
Ideas, suggestions and strategies for developing and living with  more “resilience” qualities…from Mayo Clinic, Al Siebert’s Resiliency Advantage etc.

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“1.  Becoming More Proactive … OGT …simply One Gutsy Thing” …looking at what might be some potential components of “being proactive” in our everyday lives.

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“1. Teaching our own “inner children” well…soft, gentle, warm, loving”  Recognizing our thoughts…noticing how some of those thoughts sometimes seem to come from a very  “young” seeming “child”… offering  warmth and nurturing to that state of mind. (as opposed to the above, alternative, sometimes appropriate  strategy of “hush up and dance with me!” )

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9. Everyone matters…no matter what…every being on earth matters…

…expanding our awareness…
expanding our sense of compassion and love
realizing….deepening our awareness…and living more expansively…
……….everyone matters……….

no matter what, every one of us matters

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9.   Nurturing kindness and compassion….pocket cards

Pocket Perspectives Cards for nurturing a sense of kindness and compassion toward oneself and others SET 2

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Link to 6 other sets of Pocket Perspectives, pocket cards:  Pocket Cards Sets 1-6