This was the theme of today's Calm meditation. It is realization that we do not need to compare ourselves to other people's pain or joy. We are who we are. I have been listening to Brene Brown's podcast, Unlocking us. She has an episode on comparative suffering. She says that empathy is the antidote to shame. She says that ranking these suffering can be dangerous as it can cause lack of empathy. It is important now to be empathetic and make the changes that can make a difference. I know that I have within me the poser to do whatever I decide to do.
Today's meditation challenge was to find receipts and to write a mantra on it that the money would come back to us. I went through the motions the first time around but did not really think about this. There is power and thought and know that by doing this I am planting the seeds to prosperity, growth, and abundance financially, professionally and personally.
In code to joy, have completed chapter two and the limiting thoughts. It is interesting how although you identify with a thought, you do not recognize how you have been until you go through the process of meditation, identification, and discovery. Yesterday, my mother told me that she loved me but also wished that I had someone significant, a romantic partner. I told her that right now is not the right time (not just because of the Covid-19 pandemic) but because I am just now learning who I am. In several of my past relationships, I was expected to be a "mother-figure". I never had children through my failed marriage, other than my ex-husband. I am a dog-mom and can not be a mother to a friend, romantic relationship, or to a business partner. When and if I start a romantic relationship, it will be on my terms, not anyone else's. It will be an equal partnership that is based off of love and respect. I am a strong, independent woman. I am shark (no mistake that my alma mater's mascot is the shark). I am fierce and I can do anything I put my mind to.