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My favourite things …

When the dog bites, when the bee stings
When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don't feel so bad

I remember …

  • Snowdrops on rainbows and magick maidens
  • Food, best thing to eat … allegedly
  • Bee's and beings
  • Meeadows

your favs?

VastmindShoshin1

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  • VastmindVastmind Memphis, TN Veteran
    edited June 25

    Dancing……road trips to visit all kinds of museums….flip flops…..swimming…flower arranging….street tacos….talking to my house plants….live music…day naps…smell of a sweet candle and musicals, of course.

    Thanks. 😉

    Shoshin1
  • Shoshin1Shoshin1 Veteran

    My favourite things …

    Mudita = Sympathetic joy...

    VastmindlobsterKotishka
  • FosdickFosdick in its eye are mirrored far off mountains Alaska, USA Veteran

    Lizards, snakes, birds, and large, showy and/or bizarre insects.

    Shoshin1Vastmind
  • JeroenJeroen Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter Netherlands Veteran

    My favourite things

    Books, everything from Alexandre Dumas to Iain Banks
    Science fiction, in all kinds of forms
    Computers, especially Apple Macs
    My iPhone
    Fruit trees
    Cats
    My bed
    Coffee
    Showers
    The sound of a thunderstorm
    Clouds
    Pottery
    … many more things beside

    Its always a good way to cheer yourself up, thinking of the things you love.

    Vastmind
  • federicafederica Seeker of the clear blue sky... Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    Opening my eyes, in the morning.
    Breathing.

    It's not much, but everything else that follows, is a bonus.

    Vastmind
  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    @Fosdick said:
    Lizards, snakes, birds, and large, showy and/or bizarre insects.

    All good.
    Diverse joys.

    I liked @Shoshin1 answer. If you have mudita then you widen your empathic joy.

    I'll join.

    Initially we must temper our search for positive joy with discipline. Not only can we increase our positive but also we can widen our immunity/attachment to unskilful and hurtful behaviour patterns …

  • KotishkaKotishka Veteran
    edited August 12

    I like to wake up early and after my meditation just observe the quietness and the sky and how slowly the Sun begins to illuminate the entire area.

    I also like to cook breakfast for my partner and make sure the house is clean and feed all the animals.

    And one thing I miss from Germany was the sound of rain and thunderstorms. We have little of 'em two here.

  • Favorite things:
    Friends & Family
    Trust
    Honesty
    Compassion
    Peace
    Love
    Life
    A sense of humor

    Oh there is more, but that is a good start.

    Peace to all

  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    Great lists everyone <3
    Real, abstract and:

    • Gratitude, thankful for that
    • Trees in the wind, how they sing
    • The dark, allowing our quiet shine
    • The more that @Lionduck mentions, hope manifests endlessly
    • Fruit, water, dancing answers

    Eh ma ho (how wonderful)

    Lionduck
  • FleaMarketFleaMarket Newbie, not Veteran

    Hmm at least for the moment...

    Investigation
    Exploration
    Path least traveled
    Games
    Techno
    Observing change
    Clarity
    The Internet
    Strategy/Tactics
    Collaboration
    My self

    Lionduck
  • JeffreyJeffrey Veteran

    "It is very important to go out alone, to sit under a tree—not with a book, not with a companion, but by yourself—and observe the falling of a leaf, hear the lapping of the water, the fishermen’s song, watch the flight of a bird, and of your own thoughts as they chase each other across the space of your mind. If you are able to be alone and watch these things, then you will discover extraordinary riches which no government can tax, no human agency can corrupt, and which can never be destroyed."
    -- Jiddu Krishnamurti

    FleaMarketJeroenlobster
  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    As some of you may be aware, I gain all my limited knowledge from TV, movies and talking to trees (When they are in the mood for conversation) …

    So there I was watching 'She Hulk, Attorney at Law' when I heard of a secular mindfulness based therapy …

    Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dialectical_behavior_therapy

    There may be hope for me yetB)

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