Kita’s Gentle Message

When You Least Expect It

Posted by on March 19, 2018 in Gentle Messages | 0 comments

“Running easily the other morning, I suddenly caught a stone and turned my ankle on it. Just like that, I went from ease to dis-ease, having to stop and take in what had just happened. There was pain; I gauged its severity and decided to keep on running. By the time I got back home, the discomfort was negligible though the ankle flared up later. Fortunately, I was fine the next day. Sometimes situations catch you suddenly, too. They may cause pain and discomfort. Your ability to integrate what has just happened and to “keep on running”, is a...

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Transitioning into the New Season

Posted by on March 12, 2018 in Gentle Messages | 0 comments

“Whether you’re looking forward to spring like me or experiencing the last rays of a summer sun, transitioning into the new season serves as a rich metaphor for our personal journey. I certainly don’t plan to wear my winter coat once it warms up; and you certainly don’t intend to wear your flip flops while navigating fallen leaves (although you may be braver than I am…). Discarding that which has served its purpose in this context is unquestioned yet when it comes to your emotional seasons, relinquishing what or who no longer serves, is so...

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Caring with Carefulness

Posted by on March 5, 2018 in Gentle Messages | Comments Off on Caring with Carefulness

“The words, “caring” and “carefulness” came up in conversation the other day. “Caring” has expansiveness about it; it reaches out beyond the self and engages another. Can a word be an extrovert? If so, “caring” is the latter. On the other hand, “carefulness” is more constrained; it proceeds with caution and needs encouragement to open up. The introvert here? I would say so. But as there is ying/yang, up/down, joy/sadness, extroversion/introversion to name a few of the countless polarities in life, so can there be a caring with carefulness,...

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Where do I Come From?

Posted by on February 26, 2018 in Gentle Messages | Comments Off on Where do I Come From?

“There’s a current fascination with one’s lineage that thanks to technology and scientific research can be traced relatively easily. Connecting these ancestral dots is appealing – after all, who isn’t interested in the question of where they come from. Finding out you have 20% Hispanic roots when Mom and Dad are both British born is surprising and revealing. Surprising because such a connection is not expected; revealing because our connection to others is global. The elements that make up “you” are not unique to you since they...

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In Between

Posted by on February 19, 2018 in Gentle Messages | Comments Off on In Between

“Straddling between what was and what’s to come – fully aware of transitioning between people, places and things. Knowing there is no stopping or turning back. Where once the past was a comfort for a turbulent present, it is now to be left behind – not because it is harmful but because it has served its purpose. Yes, there is sadness but this feeling is slowly being overtaken by anticipating a new future and all the good things that come with it. Invite destiny to overrule fate, and watch yourself evolve.” To your Happiness,...

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Olympic Time

Posted by on February 12, 2018 in Gentle Messages | Comments Off on Olympic Time

“As a little kid, I sat on Dad’s knee and watched sports with him on Saturday afternoons.  I remember – I think it was Jim McKay announcing “The thrill of victory the agony of defeat…” and though at four years of age I didn’t quite understand the words, I knew the athletes were trying to do things that not all people could. I admired them then and I do today as I tune in to get my Olympic fix. Never tiring of witnessing feats of physical prowess, I am inspired by such acts of human endeavour.  Each one clean, acutely trained and passionate...

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Open your Heart to Listen

Posted by on February 5, 2018 in Gentle Messages | Comments Off on Open your Heart to Listen

“Have you ever experienced a moment where everything fell into place? Where in an instant a crystal clear knowing permeated you in heart, body and soul? Where you were acutely in presence without need to retreat into the past or to move forward into the future? And why did this all suddenly happen? Had you been listening to your heart instead of all the voices in the physical domain? Though the experience was a split second, its effect will be with you forever.” To your Happiness, Kita

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How Much is Too Much?

Posted by on January 29, 2018 in Gentle Messages | Comments Off on How Much is Too Much?

“Those of you who look to help others be healthier and happier can sometimes run aground.  It’s not the physical lifting involved here that I’m referring to but the openness of our serving that renders you vulnerable psychologically and spiritually. Your language of genuineness and sincerity can be misunderstood – perhaps even taken advantage of to the point where you need to draw back to contemplate, rest and refresh before venturing out again. Straddling what is with what could be is challenging. For these reasons your need for a...

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Keep the Home Fires Burning

Posted by on January 22, 2018 in Gentle Messages | Comments Off on Keep the Home Fires Burning

“Not your family’s, not your boss’, not your neighbour’s and not even your country’s in this case but your own. Be mindful of the light inside you – never let it extinguish. In the face of adversity and unexpected circumstances: everything from a dull day to a shocking diagnosis, enter within and seek the glow that is authentically you. Know that others may disagree with, criticize and ostracize you but if you are true to your light – the beacon that is your soul – you cannot help but be a good human being.” To your Happiness,...

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From Passive to Active Observation

Posted by on January 15, 2018 in Gentle Messages | Comments Off on From Passive to Active Observation

“I observed a man and little boy sitting together and eating breakfast. Not a word was exchanged in the course of the meal.  Assuming it was a father and son, I wondered why there was no conversation.  Feeling sorry for the boy, I thought his dad should engage – he’s the adult, after all.  But, wait a minute, maybe they’re not related at all… “Maybe it’s a big brother outing,” I thought to myself thinking over what I had witnessed.  And then a wave washed over me.  Note to self for next time: “Send some positive energy into such a situation...

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