What do you project into the silence?

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Today I am reading from a blog post from the archive. Something I needed to remind myself about this week.
XO Andrea

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8 Comments

  1. Darcie

    I have such a difficult time “sitting with” the things that I think I should be able to fix!

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  2. randi k

    Thank you so much. I felt like you’d been reading my mind. I woke up this morning doing the very same thing. Most of the time my stories turn out the way yours did. And yet still I wonder…but I’ve been reading Pema Chodron and Tara Brach and practicing. That’s all I can do really, but still I needed your gentle reminder, I need to be reminded over and over again. But that’s ok too.

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  3. Julia

    I just loved this! A wise woman recently shared with me that other people get to be mad or angry. (in my case I had done something) they are allowed to have their feelings. My selfishness & self centeredness always makes it about me- or into something disastrous. When most of the time it is not. Good for you for calling someone 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing Andrea.
    And I just love hearing your voice 🙂

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  4. Celenia

    “Dont’ believe everything you think.” These wise words have been on my bumper sticker for several years, and I try, every day, to live them. Do I get triggered into that froth of my imagination that thinks the worst of me? Absolutely. But I’m better at catching myself at it than I used to be. Consciousness. Awareness. Self-love and forgiveness are all a part of that dance.

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  5. Natasha

    Step away from my head! Put my thoughts down! Oh wait… You’re not in there? I could have sworn you were just reading a transcript from my brain! Hahahaha thank you for this. I was just talking about a friend I worry about who doesn’t reach out realized I struggle with that too. I will work myself up and cry and try to hide feeling like that moment is far to vulnerable to share. But perhaps I need to try again. I’m learning that not all of my thoughts are truth. Have you ever been sitting there thinking and all of a sudden it went from sitting happily having quiet time to you are annoyed or upset? It’s in those moments I remind myself that nothing happened. I’m still just sitting here and all that happened is I thought about something or imagined something. My thoughts were at play but nothing actually happened. Along with that practice I will now try reaching out a bit more when those situations arise. My work in progress journey continues… Thanks for adding another tool to carry along.

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  6. whitney

    love, love, love.
    I’ve had this message in my inbox until today and it turns out I needed to hear this now, not then.
    Thank you again for your kind words and gentle voice.

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  7. Deborah

    Thank you! This is so true and I often’stew’ like this. You have expressed it so well, that hidden thought that goes around in my brain, have I offended someone or done something wrong …
    Thanks for getting this out of the archives!

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  8. Leslie

    Filling the empty spaces with stories, and not very accurate ones usually. Always thinking it’s me … to be fair sometimes it does seem to be about me. But usually, it isn’t. Thank you for this very timely and beautiful audio post.

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