10 June 2021 — AN OPPORTUNTY OR AN OBSTACLE? —MAKING THE BEST OF WHAT WE CANNOT CHANGE HOWEVER MUCH WE WISH WE COULD

One of the sayings ringing in my mind is ‘EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON’.

One of the joys in my life is being outside and WALKING — walking to the green open spaces which lie not far from me even though I live on a busy main road. Each area, I feel, has a different ‘energy’ and inspires me in different ways.

At the moment, however, I am experiencing problems with my foot which makes walking very painful. I am lucky enough to have people to shop for me so have no essential reason to go out. I just go STIR CRAZY staying in.

And yet, there are so many things I tell myself I need to do and now I have the opportunity to do them instead of moaning and groaning and feeling SORRY FOR MYSELF. Not the least of these many things is SITTING MEDITATION instead of what I call WALKING MEDITATION. (I was, as a Buddhist Nun trained in both kinds.)

On some level I have attracted the problems with my feet and I am sure it would be useful to meditate upon the questions ‘WHY HAVE I ATTRACTED THIS? and WHAT DO I HAVE TO LEARN?

HOW INDEED CAN I MAKE THIS SEEMING OBSTACLE INTO AN OPPORTUNITY?

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Barbara Thorne: The Point of Power is Now

Barbara Thorne: The Point of Power is Now

My writing is based on the understanding that ‘we’, (each of us individually) create our own reality through our feelings, thoughts and actions.