Sid Shares #22
Sid Shares #22SidShares
March definitely marched us closer to Spring, with some wonderfully blustery Winnie the Pooh days and some delicious sunny days too! Oh the joys of light evenings and bird song...
Here is my April monthly dose of “Sid Shares.” A list of what I’m enjoying and exploring.
The above pic is of Beatrice, Florence and Freddie in a hammock (the price has gone up by £50 now the sun's come out!) I recently bought. It's as much use and fun indoors as it is outside. And it's great for having a quick snooze in too. Well worth a purchase.
I'm dedicating April to 'Meaning'. Two of the greatest books I've read are Viktor E Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning (which has sold over 16 million copies) and Prof. AC Grayling's The Meaning of Things. Both have had a profound affect on my life. The more I live the more curious I get about why things mean the things they do. And why they matter, or why they don't. And why we give meaning to certain things and not others. I'm amazed how us human beings can get so fixed and obsessed with things that really do and don't matter depending on what you believe.
What's amazing is that there are nearly 7,000 languages spoken in the world, 3814 distinct cultures and an estimated 10,000 distinct religions worldwide. Now that's a lot of meaning given to a lot of things, that really do matter to billions of people around the globe. So why is it that we seek and want meaning from things? Why does it matter? And how does it help us progress personally and collectively?
This short film called Freedom from the Known by Jiddu Krishnamurti is a real insight into the known and the unknown. It really helped me understand my thinking on why things mean what they do to me. I know that I am what I know and my actions, behaviours, beliefs, values and choices are made from this. By acquiring new knowledge about myself, the world around me and things that have different meaning to mine then I can change and be more the person I want to be.
I've been a fan of Louise Hay for years and to me she is the founder of the modern self-help movement. Her book You Can Heal Yourself is a powerful reminder of how our own minds have the power to heal ourselves. And that it doesn't need divine intervention and miracles, just a change in thinking and meaning.
As we emerge from various lockdowns I hope we all take time to reflect and think about what's truly important, and what and why we give meaning to the things we do. I hope that this short little film called Alike helps in some way.
This quote is from Brené Brown and is dedicated to meaning: “Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path.”
Please join me on my monthly Facebook Live sessions to help change or shift our, and meaning in your life. If you fancy joining me here's the link. It's free and places are unlimited.
Happy April everyone :)
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With love, kindness and joy xxx