Self : Portrait :

Your own Self-Realization is the greatest service you can render the world-

It’s nearly Thanksgiving once again, a time of year to pause, to reflect and connect with loved ones, new friends (or anyone else …) who share a significant role in our lives.

This morning I am writing to include everyone. Something truly magical has happened since I started blogging four years ago: I have moved closer to feeling more a part of this beautiful world through other lives that touch mine, whether they be family, friends A random person before yoga class or a bike race here in the Midwest and many other kind, passionate folks who care for my body and spirit. It’s a fleeting conversation with a compassionate barista early one cold morning, the kindness of strangers that continually influence me, fellow bloggers whose words affect me deeply, the bountiful wonders that nature graciously offers us every day. All these “things“, that I once took for granted, fill me with the gratitude of being alive and part of something much larger than myself.

Speaking of which, Cranksgiving this past Saturday was simply awesome! One hundred plus pounds of goods were gathered up and donated to our local food bank, all on bike!

Daily Meditation:

Be kind to yourself friends And be kind to someone else each and every day.

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10 Comments on “Self : Portrait :”

  1. Thinking similar thoughts over the past few days – thank you for expressing it so clearly.

    • CultFit says:

      As you know, “Clearly” has not always been one of my strengths in this blogging-thing 😉
      I hope you and your family have a peaceful Thanksgiving holiday – Take care my friend.

  2. Cheryl Krupski says:

    Not being amazed by the amazing, but by the small, ordinary, day to day things that are our lives. Gratitude for a hot cup of coffee on a cold day, on my health, my family, my friends. Love the final quote: be kind to ourselves, be kind to everyone, each and every day. So simple, really, but also so difficult to do at times. Thanks for writing.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. gamanrad says:

    Wouldn’t it be wonderful if this was a sense that was happening everywhere, not as a passive sense of smug self satisfaction (which is certainly not what you express here) but as a realisation that each act, each thought, when we become aware of it, shifts, and we realise the interdependence of all that we do and are. I am very impressed by your blog (and, having now completed a Tough Mudder, with your support on that front!) and I would encourage you strongly to continue to post on your liberating and enlightening view from there to everywhere…

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