One of the things I love about having a talk radio show is that I get to talk to interesting people who write interesting books and talk about interesting things. I know interesting is what people say when they don’t know what else to say, but I am using the word in the original sense–I am so interested in what today’s guest, Polly Campbell, has to say about her own journey into living a spiritual life.
As we started today’s live show, the wonderful man who mows my lawn arrived on his riding mower and the sound distracted me. I was also concerned how the hum of the mower would affect the quality of the show for our listeners. Polly immediately reframed his timing as exactly the sort of thing we deal with everyday in our lives. We want one thing, in this case environmental quiet for the show, and get another, the hum of a riding mower. How do we relate to what we get when it’s not what we want? How do we use everything that happens in our lives to affirm that we are ok right now? When we show up present and engaged with what is, blessings come from unexpected places. Polly’s presence was a blessing in that moment of distraction for me.
This unexpected occurrence started our conversation about moment to moment awareness of what we are thinking, feeling, and doing, and how that awareness can lead us towards enlightenment. And through that presence to our overall experience, we get information that allows us freedom to choose and change if we wish. We can get so caught up in right and wrong and that really doesn’t help us relate to self or others. Truth is we often feel what is right for us in our bodies when we allow ourselves the time and attention to cultivate loving awareness. We discussed the value of being more curious and less judgmental about ourselves and others and being kind when we slip up. To know more, listen to the conversation at the link below. Listen, learn, and love.
Listen in to this show at the link below. And check out Polly’s book on Amazon, also below.
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