Sadhvi Sez: OK, I get it.

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On top of feeling like a crone (which I am), a lot of stuff seems to be happening to those I love and the planet.  How is one to cope with it all?  I mean, the town that some dear friend’s of mine (Tosh and Garima) live in was destroyed by a 1000-year-flood (Lyons, Colorado), another friend who is just one year older than me found out he has a couple of weeks to live after going in to the doctor’s to see about a bump on his head, if I think of the economy I get really nervous, and and and.

I try to not be negative, I really do.  And even when I think I am helping the planet by sending FB friends a petition to sign that I feel might make a difference, it can backfire:

“Please STOP sending me all of these causes…. Thank you I have my own causes….. I have unfriended you and still I am getting them….. because I am a friend of a friend of mine…. I am so sick of being bombarded with every bad piece of news out there ….people are just going numb ….to it all…. Everyone knows that everything is f—-d,,,, I think its time to start spreading a little joy instead of all of this fear……”

Ajita, I truly am sorry, and I get the cosmic message because I won’t be sending out any more petitions to be signed to stop Monsanto, have GMO’s labeled, or to try to get the world governments to join in to help the Fukishima disaster, I promise!

Instead, I am going to start to write posts with things that I am liking, and not just my favorite lipstick (which used to be Chanel because of the way it glided on my lips, plus the smell was a wonderful, subtle rose frangrance but is now some weird smell that makes me feel like I’ve put some sort of cheap air freshener on – yuck!).

It’s funny, but when I started writing for this blog many years ago, I was only going to share what makes me happy.  I guess I started to get a little too personal; call it the “FB” sydrome of thinking I should “share” everything.  It’s a sickness and I know the cure.

So what am I liking right now?  It’s the 21-Day Mantra Meditation Journey with Deva Premal and Miten.  I have loved singing since way back when we went to Catholic mass every week.  I can’t think of anything that I would rather be doing.  Chanting to the divine is just, well, divine, and I had forgotten about it and the places it takes me.

Take a look at the clip below, and if you’re interested, click here to jump in.

Thank You Deva and Miten!

OM

About Sadhvi

Sadhvi's trying to find the balance in life over 50 without having any surgery, taking any pills, or killing anyone. She doesn't want to look or feel the way she felt when she was 20 or 30. Trusting that everything is really OK unless you think about it helps her make it through each day. Also realizing that nothing can be done, and, that nothing matters really helps. Gardening (and weeding), poppies and flowers, painting on things, baking, and sharing on Oops50 helps to make it all right too.

8 thoughts on “Sadhvi Sez: OK, I get it.

  1. Yesterday is gone, Today is Today, and Tomorrow is not here yet. Live in the moment. I have always loved your things on FB – and if I don’t agree or like it I just scroll down. People do have a choice and yet they still whine about it to other people. Things are tough and some people want to make it tough and get attention. I agree with Sandesh’s comments; I love you thru and thru for your truthfulness.

  2. Thanks Kelly for your comment; I cannot be anything but real, and I’ve found that unless I feed my inner self, I am not happy. I’ve been too busy with work and others to find that until now, because it is crucial to my well-being at this point.

  3. Yes, Sharon, I feel like we are on the same page as far as trying to find the balance. I did read your recent post* on finding the middle ground. I think it will be the only way for us sensitive people to live. And finding something that we LIKE to do that brings us nourishment, as I know you are doing. I’ve tried to get off of FB, but I think I will need to try harder. 🙂

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    http://thinkquicktime.blogspot.com/search?updated-min=2013-01-01T00:00:00-05:00&updated-max=2014-01-01T00:00:00-05:00&max-results=11

  4. Sadhvi, you’ve spoken about one of the reasons I backed off from FB exposure for a while. Overload. In my most recent blogpost I refer to “Active Hope” by Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone. The subtitle is “How to Face the Mess We’re in Without Going Crazy.”I highly recommend the middle ground between too much and not enough that they offer. Cheers to you.

  5. I enjoyed reading this! And one thing that just kept hitting me in the face, Like attracts Like. So
    put out positivity >Get Positivity!!! It may not work on the really BIG things but then again it just might!!!
    I think you are on the right track!!!
    Namaste!
    🙂
    Kelly

  6. It’s not that I’m being postiive…I’m just choosing not to let ALL of it in. I can’t. I need to recharge and balance…and chanting is good.
    Just booked my tickets to see Deva Premal and Miten. I have never been. Yes, I am also sending out just light to the Fukishima plant, and feeling grateful for all things.

  7. Yes, Sadhvi good to be positive… also good to be realistic too about
    what is happening around us..not “stick our head in the sand”, in denial, eh?

    It’s a balancing act…like most things in life.
    I still send out stuff to people when things get critical, like Fukushima now…
    and I get very few if any replies back, but hey, if at least a couple of us pass it on, then
    these kinds of things may have some hope of getting resolved.

    And so what if people can’t handle it, unfriend you.. who needs ‘friends’ like that?

    Om Shanti

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