I enjoy the time I have just sitting on my bed with my eyes closed and getting away from the craziness of the world. It allows me some time to reflect on my behaviors and analyze how I allow others to affect my mood. Today, I sat on my bed after an inspirational work meeting and I realized that I am not as friendly as I had originally thought I was with people. So, I sat on my bed and spoke aloud so that I could listen to the compassion and loving kindness I was sending out to the world. After reading my Metta aloud, I thought about the people I had seen that day as well as the people I know that I do not get to see. Then, I took some time to go through my Facebook and remove the clutter of people that I do not know so that I could focus on maintaining a relationship with the people that mean the most to me. I have started going through my friends list in order to make a connection with people that I may not have spoken to in a long while. Even if it is a simple “Hi, I was thinking about you” or “love the profile picture.” This helps to keep the lines of communication open with the people I call my friends and family. No matter how far apart I am from my friends and family, I know that no distance will keep me from their love or keep my love from them.
“A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another. If these minds love one another the home will be as beautiful as a flower garden. But, if these minds get out of harmony with one another, it is like a storm that plays havoc with the garden.” – Buddha (1)