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metroMagazine • The Spirit of Omaha

by mary e. vandenack

“I should be content to look at a mountain for what it is and not as a comment on my life.” –David Ignatow

Be Prepared Stuff will happen in our lives. If we are running through life at a mad pace unprepared and unaware, we will resort to “fight or flight”. In meditative states, we can practice dealing with any circumstance that arises in a centered manner. Be prepared!

Activate the Bio-Energetics of Loving Kindness You can save yourself a lot of irritation if you pre-orient your disposition toward openness and kindness. You may not like someone at work. You won’t like getting stuck in traffic. Seek however to stay open in the midst of like and dislike. If you allow yourself to be “stuck in traffic”, you compromise your ability to achieve your highest potential.

Stay the Course A poem by Juan Ramon Jiminez is illustrative:

OCEANS I HAVE A FEELING THAT MY BOAT HAS STRUCK DOWN THERE IN THE DEPTHS, AGAINST A GREAT THING.

AND NOTHING HAPPENS! NOTHING... SILENCE... WAVES...

Nothing happens? Or has everything happened. And we are standing now, quietly, in the new life? So often, we give up just a moment too soon. Stay the course. Stay with the sensation or the lack of sensation. Something does happen when we allow the time for stillness. Be ready at any moment to give up what you are for what you might become. m

metroMAGAZINE's APRIL 2010 Issue  

metroMAGAZINE's APRIL 2010 Issue is online now! metroMAGAZINE is published monthly by ALH Publications, serving the Omaha/Lincoln/Council Bl...

metroMAGAZINE's APRIL 2010 Issue  

metroMAGAZINE's APRIL 2010 Issue is online now! metroMAGAZINE is published monthly by ALH Publications, serving the Omaha/Lincoln/Council Bl...