Saying goodbye

During the last few weeks at SMC, I am constantly being drawn back into what more can be done to further the success of this organization. I feel like there are still many projects to follow up on and maintain. I wonder who will maintain the projects I oversee and their competency in maintaining these projects.

There is a personal vested interest in seeing enlightened society manifest.

I met with my MI (Meditation Instructor) today. I felt such deep appreciation that she found time to meet with me. Its rare that I meet with her, so when we do, the conversation is always so rich and filled of gumption.

I suppose she also has a personal vested interest in seeing enlightened society manifest. 🙂

“Be Present.” That was kind of what I took away from our meeting. That was said (necessarily) more than anything else.

Guilt for leaving. That was certainly a theme that’s come up in my practice the past few weeks.

I felt a sense of relief when I was told something along the lines of “If you cant change it, its not your responsibility…” or something practical to that effect.

I wanted to respond “but what if I can change it.”, but I didn’t. It just felt nice to be able not feel guilt for leaving for a little while.

I was having a conversation with my good friend Oliver recently. We were talking about TED talks concerning the great political divide.

 

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They talk about Liberal and Conservative values being different and how to work with others having different values than your own. I feel talks like this will become more important as we venture further into the Trump presidency.

How can we find a peaceful solution to the crazy shit that is happening?

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