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Hi. My name is Renay. I'm here to discover and allow the meditation teacher, student, life within me to unfold. I'm a yoga guide, attorney, meditation student, and Spritual Practitioner Intern with a spirtual community. I live in the southern US. Thank you for this space.

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Welcome @RBloomz! It's wonderful to have you here. It seems like you have a wide range of experiences behind you - I look forward to learning more!

If you're looking for a place to start, scan the forum for topics of interest to you. Some topics and areas that I'm really keen on lately are:

What are your top values and how have these changed over time?
What's your biggest lesson from 2019?
Mindful Reads - a new gallery just to post photos of your favourite book covers (those that have mindfully inspired you 🙂)

Let me know if you have any questions - and have a wonderful rest of your day!

Gillian

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    • Thank you for sharing this very thoughtful reflection, Daniel. Your care and capacity for honest reflection are always evidenced in your posts. This is one of many important and polarizing discussions of the times we are living in and I think it is so beautiful that you are taking time to explore your inner workings. We need more of this across this board. It's also a great example of softening as opposed to abandoning. Thank you again for sharing 🙂
    • Hi Gillian, I think making space around the views of others, with a softening of our “usual” thoughts and reactions is an excellent strategy,  I recently was in a conversation where a heterosexual couple was showing acceptance that  drag queens be permitted to read stories at public libraries dressed in the costume of the female characters in the book they read to young children. The couple I am referencing have no children. I listened and reflected . I must say nothing has challenged my views so directly as this situation did. Oftentimes the children at story time are under 5 years of age. From my background in child protection and doing therapy with child abuse victims Every red flag in the world arose in me! I was forced internally to evaluate every single reason they arose . I simply said that if I were not aware of multiple factors relating to a particular drag queen as a person or without exploring more about the impact of a drag queen in costume on a child in my care, I would not attend such an event. Since then I have continued to evaluate the red flags and what the reasons are for having them. In my heart I can  more deeply understand that enacting the female role in a children’s book could feel wonderful  to the drag queen. That, so far, is the most softening space I have been able to develop. I am glad I made it that far. I will continue to look at the issue deeply and I am glad for the opportunity I have to consider all sides. Daniel
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