Just Talking to Someone

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Good Evening, God!

The power of just talking to someone is amazing!  This is the month — July — where I pledged to take “better” care of myself.  Letʻs see . . . July 23 and nothing!  But, I did share my desire with two dear friends this morning.  The first one observed that “better” was pretty much open to various definitions.  And she also observed that I have become increasingly goal oriented this last year.  That was a surprise to me.  But, I’m not arguing.  Just pondering.

The second friend was my daughter Sandy.  We were laughing together about my project and just what “better” might mean.  Somehow in the talking I decided to ask my Body what she wanted.  LESS!, she said.  Less food and MORE water.  That was a surprise!  She didn’t mention fiber which I have increased — chia seed smoothies.

My Body also wanted more Flexibility Exercises.  Marion’s Mindful Movement weekly exercises with the bamboo pole are really satisfying.  So I will see about watching one of the old ones to review (and write down?) each move.  And apparently, weights are o.k. but not as important as stretching.

At that point in the conversation my Mind said she wanted more time . . . like over and hour to just READ!  And she meant non-fiction.  The allure of fiction has dimmed since I swore off of it for the month of July.  I want it

Now, all of this — which I need to post on my mirror — came about because I was talking to a trusted friend — or friend/daughter.  I guess it is true:  we External Processors don’t know what we are thinking until we hear ourselves say it.

My take away?  I’ve already realized that I need to layer BEING (centering prayer and other style prayers) with DOING (getting things done, analyzing what needs doing, and what doesn’t need doing, too.)  Now I WANT to layer in ASKING FOR HELP.

Story teller,

Posted in acknowledging my need for prayer, asking for help for myself, Centering Prayer, Communication, connecting, daughters, friends, Prayer, relationships

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