LESS OF ME, I AND MINE – Day 14 in a year of…

Day 15, August 5, 206 @10:34

IMG_6972Need I say that it is difficult to show up every day?  It is.  It’s late.  Words and thoughts are harder to come by.  But I’ve had a wonderful evening out, connecting with colleagues from long ago.  Now I sit in the evening’s after glow wondering what to say.  I’m remembering the conversations at the table: Have you heard about X.  She has breast cancer and is getting chemo.  Y is a private care home. Z died.  What I know for sure is, time goes fast and life is sweet.

I know why it is that I choose to come to this place every day.  It is to live.  I made the commitment for a year.  But why not for the rest of my life?  A life is worth to live it well.  I want to taste all its sweetness and bitterness as well.  For how could I tell the difference without either?  I want to feel the sun and the rain, the wind and the calm.  I want to experience and weather it all – life in all its catastrophes.

IMG_6966And so I show up every day in this place in mindfulness.  I am learning/choosing something different, to see another view, to be in another’s shoe.  Can I be more of the world and less of me, I and mine?  That’s one point from today’s session in mindfulness with Melli and Dr. Rick Hanson.

It is late.  It is enough.  To choose the easy and simple, I say good night.  Till tomorrow.

About hafong

Hello! My name is (Leung) Hafong alias Lily Leung. You always say the last name first….that is the Chinese way. That is my partner lurking behind me. Since this is my blog, I won’t mention his name. But this is a rather cool picture. You see me and yet you don’t…sort of the way I feel about myself most of my life. So this blog is a self-exploration, an archeology dig of some sort. My tools…..words of a thousand or so at a sitting. I will try for that.
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