Wednesday, March 21, 2007
This week, our Finding Water community focuses on Autonomy. One of our co-facilitators, Jessie, had some questions on her blog post which I answered in the comments, so I thought I'd post it here so that you could answer it yourself, if you'd like...it really makes you think.
What is your definition of autonomy? Knowing my truth and being able to stand in it.
What brings you peace? Being alone, being in Hawaii, reading, writing, creating, looking up at the tall trees in the forest and hearing them move.
Where does God live for you? Somewhere inside of me and in my brother (as in, everyone is my brother).
What do you love? Being alone, being in Hawaii, reading, writing, creating, looking up at the tall trees in the forest and hearing them move---i.e., all the things that bring me peace---PLUS labyrinths, good food and wine, good movies, good friends and family, my husband, my house, and books.
What are you grateful for? Spirit, all the things that bring me peace (above), all the things I love (also above). I'd like to learn to be grateful for everything, as I do believe that everything is a benevolent life lesson, but I'm not there yet :)
How do you escape the dull-drum fuglies? Usually getting extra sleep or being alone. Menopausal hormones. But honestly, I usually can't escape them, so I just weather them. This too shall pass.
What part of your life and your Self could use a little more compassion? Impatience, still trying to do things perfectly, although technically I'm a "recovering perfectionist". I keep falling off the wagon. I'd like to be kinder and gentler to myself.
Where does your "true North" point to? Spirit, Hawaii, writing.
So how about you...yes, YOU?
~Picture by Hubbie Mark