Reflections of my life…

This song which was popular when I was 11 reflects the quiet despair I have felt for much of my life…

As I approach my 55th birthday tomorrow, I truly believe my best days are ahead of me. My plan for me…

Reject shame in all its forms.
Practice self-compassion and lovingkindess and wholeheartedness will follow.
Practice mindfulness and live in the now.
Remember what other people do is their karma. How I respond is mine.
Follow my dharma

That’s all…

“May all beings everywhere be happy and free. May the thoughts and actions of our lives contribute to that happiness and to that freedom for all.”

Random images [click to enlarge]…

7 thoughts on “Reflections of my life…

  1. Happy Birthday, Todd. I hope that you have a great day! Some people just GO through life, others have the courage to GROW through life. I am glad that you are one that chooses to GROW. Happy Birthday! It sounds like you have come a long way.

    • Thanks, Kristin. It has been a great week. I celebrated by totally unplugging and being present while spending the day with my wife and mom and dad at their condo. Mindfulness and presence rocks!

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