When we accept responsibility for the damaged feelings of another and the damaged feelings are because ‘of something we purposefully did’ then guilt is what keeps us in check but far too many of us accept guilt when it is not OURS to own.
It seems as if we rarely take time to wander. We are so often in a hurry to get from point A to point B that we fail to discover variations in our routes.
What wouldn’t taste good if it is mostly heavy cream, sugar, and half & half?? We don’t want to calculate the calories in this recipe of course - just grab a spoonful and enjoy.
Allow the anticipation to build as you imagine yourself in a new vacation spot. It will be new and exciting…
Visualizing this process of elimination, destruction, and emptying of the things we ‘hold onto’ is a powerful way to let go of unwanted thoughts, memories, and pains.
In order to experience one of the primary benefits of being a family - we have to actually talk to one another, engage in eye contact, and offer our exclusive attention to one another.
It’s a place to step outside of yourself, to imagine another human being with a brush, pallet knife, or chisel in their hand ...
Not only are we stimulated by color, creativity, and imagination, we are spurred also by the sensation of the paint and our hands on the paper - sliding across the page with color trailing behind.
Indeed, stimulating imagination at all ages fosters creativity which, when used, is a leading characteristic of happy people.