Mindfulness

Lately, with all the horrible news and hate-filled, ignorant people running rampant – I’ve been a little overwhelmed. I know I’m not the only one, and I know this is nothing new… it’s just heavy.

To stay out of a downward mental spiral into utter depression, I’ve been practicing mindfulness. Really it’s just finding the positives out of the negatives, and being able to put yourself in someone else’s shoes.

Even still, I’ve been crying intermittently all week due to the terrorist attack on the MAX – the same train my daughter takes often… it hits really close to home. The reality is is that I will never understand the white-power nationalistic ideals – just can’t relate. Their whole base is that they are better or more human than others. I’ve seen this in my own parents, and it’s just sad, and there is nothing you can do to help them understand that all humans are equal… so what can we do?

This is what I’ve been meditating on: What can we do to help people unite and save our planet? I’m just one little spec of a human on a spec of a globe in a spec of a universe… however, if I can think of the larger picture like that, it does help. It reminds me that each atom is positively or negatively charged. Each person is positively or negatively charged. Right now, almost everyone I know seems to be negatively charged… but: if enough people are positive, we would automatically make more positive changes as a global organism. It’s a little woo woo – but it’s one of the few things that keeps me going at the end of the day: the fact that if enough of us little specs of humankind take on a positive charge, we will make positive change.

While contemplating this and trying to stay positive, I’m working on my Hummingbird No.2 Quilt. I just finished all the hand quilting and it has such amazing texture now, I can’t wait to finish it! One binding – coming up!

quilting hummingbird No2

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