Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login

Let It Be

by jussiecatwriter (follow)
Life (606)      Life Skills (425)      Acceptance (110)      Mindfulness (61)      Values (50)      Meaning (37)      Peace (29)      Contentment (21)      Priorities (13)      Presence (9)     


two sleeping cats
There's no time in the animal world...Image courtesy of Brett Critchley at Dreamstime.com


At the end of each day, I am always faced with the continual question “Am I there yet?” This concerns a number of goals of being productive in ways that I have set myself for the day - concerning housework; as well as reaching a certain number of readers…and the list goes on.

Yes, each day there is some progression. Some days it is more than others, but I am always faced with a feeling of insatiability, that somehow, I haven’t done enough to make it.

What is ‘making it? Is it buying off your house, or being able to save for a car, or getting a better paying job? Is it having the perfect house? Or being the perfect cat owner?

At the end of each day, there’s increasingly a sense of yes, and what’s next? Where’s the meaning.

Someone I respect highly said something to me once, which has so much wisdom in it: “In ten years time, will this really matter?”

So I guess it’s about what matters to you as an individual. I am finding that since stopping uni to climb that ladder because Australia’s economy is poor, and I also come from a high achieving family and feel a pressure to succeed, that I am more about things that should matter more.

Which is a good thing…well for me. Each person’s values will be different. I babysat a dog, and I spent the time empathising with this lovely dog. He wasn’t mine. This was a rescue dog, and was rather nervous being separated from his “aunt” who had to go to the shopping centre for a while. He was nervous and had his little head turned toward the door like he’s afraid she might not have come back.

He appeared nervous when trolleys were pushed by. As best as I could, I tried to pat him; comfort him, and sense what he needed.

More these days on the phone, as best as I’m able, I try to be there for my friends by being a better listener.

And importantly, I’m listening to myself and to what my body needs.

Instead of seeing time as something that needs to be divided strictly; I aim to live in the moment - to not force anything, and to just let what needs doing happen according to my values.

It’s easier said than done. But let it be. It’s the only real way to peace, I think.

# Mindfulness
# Peace
# Contentment
# Meaning
# Values
# Priorities
# Acceptance
# Presence
# Life
# Life Skills
I like this Article - 6
More Articles by jussiecatwriter
%% I know my creator loves me, and will care for me and 'my baby'%% %% Image courtesy of dreams...
98 views
%%Should I say meow or keep to myself?%% I’ve always considered myself a rather shy person
108 views
You can be fully present and enjoy beauty, such as a sunset
140 views
A pot really does boil faster when you stop waiting
114 views
I feel a shamed lack of mortification as I confess this, but I cannot cook
213 views
I have not actually surveyed people I know regarding their weather preferences
114 views
view all articles by jussiecatwriter
Articles by jussiecatwriter on Other Hubs
You may have seen the logo or statements that certain products are not tested on animals- but do y...
5 likes
People say that animals respond to peoples’ body language
3 likes
The bond that grows between human and pet over the time when we are introduced can be attested to by...
3 likes
My Google Plus Profile
ID: 17238
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
These days there are many ideas and tips about the benefits of owning less stuff
80 views
In this day and age, many people hire professional escorts because they what to try something ne...
12372 views
Understanding the way other people think and feel is a challenge, especially when their ideas an...
1724 views
Many of us fear to speak our mind because we care about what others might think of us or say abo...
6487 views
How easy it is to allow our ego to bruise our wounds even further
564 views
To attain any form of abundance in your life, you must feel good as much as possible
2043 views
You don’t have to be rich to make money, you just have to be practical
4061 views
Money gives us all more choices in life, and is a tool to serve other people
2498 views
Do you like to express yourself by writing? What motivates you to write? Do you write for money, f...
105 views
When people hear the word 'amnesia' they worry because they know it means forgetting things and th...
123 views
Categories
 
Copyright 2012-2018 OatLabs ABN 18113479226. mobile version