Monthly Affirmation

may I be I is the only prayer - not may I be great or good or beautiful or wise or strong. ~e.e. cummings

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


... sometimes it is the quiet that our times of reflection come upon us and we take note of where we are today, where we came from and where we are going.

I know my adventure is just beginning again. I know that I came from years of not caring or really trying to correct the pathways of self destruction that I was following. I know that since March of this year I have learned a lot.

For all of this I am grateful. I love my parents, I love my brothers, I love my friends and now that I have a love in my life the cycle of love is complete. For all that I am truly blessed and every morning give thanks.

Quiet ... sometimes it needs to happen.


quick slow down practice (taught to me by one of my psychologists earlier in life)

stop ... sit down or get comfortable.
look around, look around carefully
take a deep breath and close your eyes
mentally list, slowly, 5 things that you saw
take a deep breath
mentally list, slowly, 5 things you hear
take a deep breath
mentally list, slowly, 5 things you feel
take a deep breath

Now I was able to always list 5 saw, usually get 5 things I can hear, but was usually relaxed and calm enough that I never finished the 5 things I feel. To this day when I get stressed I do this little practice.


  1. i have noticed the change in you.. you seem to be more in peace... and that's a good thing, and to have a love in your life well...that my friend is what it's all about, i'm happy for you :)

  2. thank you my friend. I am more at peace than I had been searching for for many years. I understand now that I needed my counterpart ... a person I did not believe existed. How foolishly wrong I was. Buddha is laughing at me now.

    I am glad that you too are venturing back out into this wonderful and crazy world. Enjoy and continue to find your peace my friend.



"The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly." – Buddha