Sunday Edition 5/31/2020 - Prayer, Meditation, Whatever

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The essential ingredients of life revolves around a sense of belonging. When we work together to achieve the common good, such as courtesy, kindness, food and shelter, we can accomplish most anything. All people have basic needs.  All matter.

 

 

 When things seem to be spinning out of control, know that we are being tested. Take care of yourself. Take care of others. Change your bad habits. Both physical and mental health are crucial to your success and well-being. Step away from the media or limit the amount of time catching up on current affairs. Be optimistic and realistic but don't keep your head in the sand. Confidants and colleagues can be a source of strength. Prayer, meditation, or whatever works best for you can be comforting. When the world seems like it is spinning out of control, don't lose yourself. Be calm. Stay cool. Use your head and not your mouth. Not all experts are experts. If you believe in prayer - pray. If you believe in mediation - mediate. If what you hear doesn't sound right - pay attention to your gut. Take care of yourself. Don't let anyone impose their personal beliefs on you or your loved ones. 

 

In Medieval times, drama was a way of life. We are so much better than that. People have unique personalities. Recognize differences. When mistakes are made it takes courage to admit you're wrong.  Vulnerability is real. Let me share a true story.

 

My dear friend was the daughter of a minister. Her mother played the organ. She was raised with moral values, got married, and had children. Together they passed on their moral values. One of the children was going through tough times and the world seemed to be spinning out of control. She didn't know it, but her very intelligent daughter joined a cult. They all lived in hell for years but eventually, she did come out of it. It took a lot of counseling, faith, hope, and prayers. Kids are in need of family members who they trust. They need to know they are loved. People and homes can survive with or without technology. In this changing world leadership begins at home.---Patricia Feager  

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Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
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No doubt we live in somewhat crazy times, Patricia... and I suspect this won't change... only the "crazy" will change. The best way to survive, as you said...

Use your head and not your mouth. Not all experts are experts.

May 31, 2020 08:59 AM #2
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Doug Dawes
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Good Morning & I enjoyed this post Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP This sentence struck me

"In this changing world leadership begins at home."

May 31, 2020 09:06 AM #3
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Will Hamm
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Hello Patricia, Hope this crazy time will pass and soon.  This is the what we are about in the United States.

May 31, 2020 09:13 AM #4
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Carol Williams
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Hi Patricia,
Even with a loving, supportive family, the evil forces are strong and tempting. It's why we need to continue to communicate and support each other in every way possible as the world changes so quickly. 

May 31, 2020 09:32 AM #5
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Patricia - there's a lot of food for thought in this post.  For me it encompasses both me and others along with connection.    It's a path of discovery. 

May 31, 2020 10:29 AM #6
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

We all need to take care of ourselves and our families. Stay healthy, learn new things, stay away from negativity when possible, be optimistic and realistic, change as needed. The world has certainly thrown a lot of tests at us this year!

May 31, 2020 11:57 AM #7
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Melinda (Mel) Peterson
Real Estate Cafe LLC - Bend, OR
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Hello Patricia!  When my kids were young, we shut off our cable for 7 years so we could encourage learning.  Our kids became interested in reading books, planting a garden, tending to chickens, riding horses, and playing outside.  They say it was the best time of their lives.  Seven years ago, I once again turned off my cable.  I can hear so much more when it's quiet 

May 31, 2020 11:58 AM #8
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I always enjoy reading your thoughts and issues. My parents and babysitters always seemed to use TV as a babysitter. My grandkids love to be read and that's where we spend most of our time, reading. 
Happy Sunday to you Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP 

May 31, 2020 12:50 PM #9
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George Souto
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Kathy I am a firm believer in prayer, but I do need to be better at praying before things start to spin out of control!!!

May 31, 2020 04:19 PM #10
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Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
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Most of us have felt the world spinning out of control in recent days and nights, weeks and months. You are wise to say that is when we need to double-down on taking care of ourselves, those we love and others.

May 31, 2020 05:41 PM #11
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
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Good evening Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP ,

You are on a roll and have come up with another thought provoking post! You are right leadership all begins at home.

May 31, 2020 06:52 PM #12
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Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
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Patricia, so timely and well-written essay! I love the graphics and photos! yes, I agree wholeheartedly: Leadership begins at home! 

May 31, 2020 07:06 PM #13
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I always enjoy your words and definitely had to come back to read the post, since the AR gremlins seemed to get the first attempt, haha.  Lots of prayers for sure going on during this time in our country.

Jun 01, 2020 05:42 AM #14
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
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Brian England - Oh my gosh, it only took me an hour and a half to get my post done this morning! Yes! Gremlins are very active, annoying and time wasters too! Plus, it only took me 5 times to write my post that kept disappearing yesterday. Ugh! Grrrr! But putting things into perspective, this is a small problem compared to what's going on throughout the rest of this country. 

I'm reading my prayer books and adding new prayers to the list I've memorized over the years. How is life in your parents world and your relatives in TN?

Jun 01, 2020 06:30 AM #15
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Steffy Hristova - You are so kind and thoughtful too. I always appreciate reading your comments. Thank you. As families become more virtual with education and business, patience and good strong/leadership must be the main focus for success. The whole family depends on it! 

Jun 01, 2020 06:33 AM #16
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR - Thank you, so much for your excellent comments. They mean the world to me! I think the older Americans get, the more we realize just how important leadership is. Where it really all begins is within the family structure and not during elections for political parties. From what I saw on the news yesterday, Austin has a peaceful protest. I hope that didn't change overnight. 

Take care!

Jun 01, 2020 06:36 AM #17
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Lottie Kendall - Mental health is a big concern of mine. People are losing their minds, as illustrated this past weekend. It impacts the entire country and abroad. When the whole world is spinning out of control, you have to find your balance and not get sucked into the wind tunnels of despair. 

Jun 01, 2020 06:41 AM #18
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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George Souto - I find prayers comforting. Lately, I'm adding to my repertoire. I honestly wouldn't mind prayer processions in lieu of the traditional 4th of July Parade. I could walk in silence and in prayer. 

Patricia 

Jun 01, 2020 06:44 AM #19
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Hi Patricia- every young person needs someone to help guide them through their journey...if not a figure at home but at least through someone else in their life. And, even in our adult journey through life, we all need someone we can lean on for support. 

Jun 01, 2020 09:30 AM #20
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Kathy Streib - Most definitely! That's why it was important to me to stay at home when my kids were little instead of going to work. Back then, after my second child was born, I figured out what it cost to take public transportion both buses, the El Train, and subways to and from home in Chicago, lunch, babysitter fees, pant suits or dresses and high heels including winter boots for long, long winters, lunch, etc., and by doing a cost/benefit analysis, decided staying home was the best.

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