:Lonely: in CambrdigePosted: November 23, 2015 Filed under: Kindness, Meditation, Mindfulness, Yoga | Tags: Black Friday, Cambridge, Camyoga, Comapssion, kindness, love, Mindfulness, vanity, yoga 9 Comments
Sometimes I sit alone under the stars and think of the galaxies inside my heart and truly wonder if anyone will ever want to make sense of all that I am-
Tis the season for “thankfulness” posts, acts of appreciation and a warm glowing sensation of gratitude wafting in the chilly air outside. As if some magical switch is naturally flipped, our thoughts turn towards being grateful this Thanksgiving week. I have found myself thinking more about what loving kindness means, and how it relates to being “thankful” after a series of rather unusual events for me personally the past two weeks.
I’m lonely and saddened here in Cambridge, by the idea, that we change how we feel, in order to fit a superficial idea of what kindness and thankfulness should be during this time of the year. Kindness to me, is a light that shines from the inside, every day. Loving kindness is the warmth we share with others in a cold yoga studio or stopping to offer your only spare tube to another rider walking home in the pouring rain (thanks mate!). Kindness can also be the simple act of touching someone’s shoulder, gently reminding them they left their umbrella on the bus seat while traveling home. Kindness resides in our heart(s). Kindness, is living with a deep sense of gratitude, giving sincere “thanks.”
What if this Thanksgiving we pause to give thanks for the compassion and kindness that surrounds us?
When I’m able to do this? The loneliness that grips me will subside, and my true spirit will glow.
Once again, a fantastic image. Some headline I glanced upon this week said that the older people get, the more they wish for intangible things….non-retail items. Do you think the older people get, the more thankful they are for intangible things too?
To answer your question directly – Yes, I feel the older we get, the more appreciative we become of the world around us. That’s my simple answer, if you have enough time? We can certainty delve into this more 🙂
I hope all is well and that your heart and spirit is still glowing – Take care!
I have all the time in the universe.
My heart and spirit are warm. ^_^
Very lovely article, thank you 🙂 I like the reflexion on kindness and gratitude, but what I liked the most was your first sentence: “Sometimes I sit alone under the stars and think of the galaxies inside my heart and truly wonder if anyone will ever want to make sense of all that I am-”
I like thinking of people as worlds to explore.
My pleasure, and thank you for taking a moment of your time to leave such a kind and thoughtful comment – Take care and be well 🙂
Beautiful! And a painting to match!
Your kindness and support is truly inspirational! I hope you are having a beautiful day, take care and be well 🙂
I love this painting. Optimism, hope and adventure.
I’ve been thinking too much over the last few months … Its time to start sharing aging with beautiful, inspiring “folks” such as yourself! I hope all is well 🙂