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Monday’s Random Thought: Loving Another November 25, 2013

Filed under: From The Heart — heartwriter @ 11:17 pm
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In the stage production of Les Miserables there is a line, that when it is sung I feel like God is touching my cheek, brushing my hair and holding my hand all at the same time. To love another is to see the face of God. I am struck by the truth and beauty of these words.
I am touched all over by the poignant and powerful gift of this Divine connection.

For if God is not Love and Love is not God then God is nothing. Love is nothing. Both connected by an invisible thread.

I forget to follow the thread and often ignore it all together. I love this reminder in a song, an impassioned truth speaking song. It is almost too much to even articulate in words, I express it more easily in gentle action, like touching a loved ones cheek, brushing their hair or holding their hand.

To love another is to see the face of God.

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Monday’s Random Thought: In Front All Along November 18, 2013

Filed under: From The Heart — heartwriter @ 6:35 pm
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The bird out my kitchen window is teaching me how to be creative this Monday morning. My dog, just earlier today on our morning walk, reminded me of the things he teaches me every day, patience, joy and love. My husband, whom I am have been living under the same roof for fifteen years now, demonstrated the art of letting go just less than an hour ago.

Our teachers are everywhere. Right in front of us. Teaching us what we desire, directing us where we want to go, we just get stuck in our heads, distracted, when all we have to do is open our eyes. All we want to learn, all of our longings our just right in front of us, we just have to open our eyes with our heart.

Jenny Gwinn McGlothern is a Certified Transformational Life Coach, Retreat Leader and Writer. You can find her on FaceBook, http://www.FaceBook.com/MamaNeedsARefill or visit her website: http://www.mamaneedsarefill.com

 

Monday’s Random Thought: Dream First November 11, 2013

Filed under: From The Heart — heartwriter @ 4:24 pm

Do you think about the things you love to do and wish you had time for them and dream of doing them…someday?

I did that with meditation. For over ten years I thought, some day. Then I started putting this thing I wanted to do first in my day. Before getting out of bed after years of dreaming about it, thinking about it, I sit up in bed, turn on my night stand light, prop pillows behind my back and I meditate. I start my day with something I love, something I crave, something I want to do and after much practice at it, this meditation practice has spilled over into my life and become a part of my life, a part of me.

What is waiting for you in the dark and so badly wants to be brought into the light? What do you love, crave and dream of doing someday but really with a little creativity and lots of intention could start today?

Jenny Gwinn McGlothern is a Certified Transformational Life Coach, Retreat Leader and Writer. You can find her on FaceBook, http://www.FaceBook.com/MamaNeedsARefill or visit her website: http://www.mamaneedsarefill.com

 

Monday’s Random Thought: The Right Seat November 4, 2013

Filed under: Observation — heartwriter @ 10:15 pm
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Last night I attended an event that was new to me. I went there not knowing who would be there and if I would know anyone. I am cool with that. I love meeting new people.

When it came time to pick my seat, I paused, there were lots of options. I could’ve just chosen the closest chair to me or gone over to the area where there were lots of folks seated. Nope, not this time. I took a moment to glance around the room. I decided to sit next to another woman who came alone to this event. When she turned to introduce herself, I knew I had chosen a good seat. We hit it off instantly.

At the end of the evening, this woman shared a piece of her heart with me, letting me know what was going on in her world. She wasn’t wanting me to fix her, she was just making me aware of where she was coming from that evening. From a tender place. A vulnerable place.

We exchanged email addresses and have already shared our first correspondance. I don’t know where this will go or it is will go beyond the one email exchange but I am open and am walking forward without assumption and expectation.

You never know who you will meet when you are open. You can never choose the wrong place to sit, the wrong person to reach out to, if you let go of expectation and judgment. If you are open to possibility.

Looking back, some of the longest lasting and most meaningful relationships in my life started just like this.

The stories of how I met a lot of these people all started with taking a risk, putting my neck out there and stepping forward. I just had coffee date today with a woman I heard speak at event five months ago. I went up to her, exchanged emails and five months later we exchanged a meaningful conversation over tea.

I get that I am pretty out going, I was born with it, but it doesn’t mean that I don’t always approach the vacant seat next to the new face. I sometimes play it safe and sit where I am unseen or with those I know. But I think when I play it safe, I miss out.

What do you think?