the year of you, day 39

Monday, February 8, 2021

Meditation: In the Stillness: Liquid Mind – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHbeC8Xj8JU

Question: What from your past feels unresolved?

Answer: Funny…my wife and I just had this discussion about this. She would say that I have LOTS of unresolved issues from my past! Of course, she’s a therapist…so it’s her nature to identify all of the issues that I have in my life. One of the things that I feel that’s most unresolved is being there for my dad before he passed away. There are so many things I wish I could have said and so many questions I wanted to ask…but never had the chance. He passed away before I could get down there to Florida (I’m from North Carolina). I hope that before he died, he was proud of the way my life turned out. He never shared that he was proud of me of what I was able to accomplished, so I hope he’s looking down on me now with a smile on his face. Granted, I’m not terribly rich or famous, but I believe I’ve done pretty well. I get to do work that I love (for the most part) on a daily basis, have a great wife and two outstanding daughters that I’m proud of (and a sweet dog), and for the most part, have my health. Yes, I had to deal with the clot issue, but I’m on medicine that’s addressing that issue.

One of the things that I’ve really tried hard to do is think back to a lot of the “challenges” I’ve had in the past – and instead of looking at them with anger, look at them as learning and growing experiences. It’s still hard to forgive in some instances, but as I reflect, at least I can look at the pains and issues with appreciation as learning experiences – learning what to do and what not to do. I guess that’s what happens when you get older…


Other Stuff

I thought this would be a great article when addressing unresolved issues. Although the article is about abandonment issues, I’m sure most – if not all – of you can find at least one or two (or more, like me) that can identify with. I would say that one of my biggest abandonment issues is trust – and I see it come out every now and then. So, here’s your chance to take a look at what’s holding you back:

In fact, check out this article as well:

Of course, it would be right to provide you the issues (and a few suggestions) without providing a follow-up. The following up is about what your partner should do, but I read them and plan to tackle the issue myself, because that’s the only way I’ll grow. And hopefully it will lead to some really great conversations. Here’s the last one to check out:

As I’ve shared before, if ONE person finds this information useful, then I’ve done my due diligence in serving. Hope you find it useful.


 

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