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Let me not complain

If I were a pray-er, I would pray: ‘Let me not complain’.

Let me not complain about my increased car diesel, heating oil, electricity costs.  Instead I will walk instead of drive, zoom instead of travel far, wear an extra layer of clothes to  keep warm, have shorter showers, fewer baths, appreciate the fuel I have.

Let me not complain about emptier shop shelves.  Instead I will forage, home cook and freeze more, buy local, seasonal produce, appreciate the food I have.

Let me not complain about my house. Instead I will tend it, enjoy it, share it and appreciate the warmth and safety I have.

Let me not complain for as the indigenous parable tells, the wolf we feed will grow and I do not want to feed the wolf of lack and complaint when instead I could focus on what I have and who I am and know that I am safe, and loved and warm.

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Julie Leoni

Julie Leoni

Coach, author, podcaster, facilitator, Yoga and psychology teacher, learner

I have over 30 years of experience and qualification in various therapeutic and meditation/mindfulness based approaches. I work with change. Some changes we chose, others happen to us.  Sometimes we know we want to change but don't know how. Sometimes we don't want to change but external events or people are forcing us to change. The menopause, children leaving home, the end of a relationship or job, becoming a parent, coming out, bereavement are just some of the personal changes I support people with. I also work with people who want to make changes to their life and wider world in response to social issues such as Covid, the climate crisis and racial, sexual and gender inequalities. Times are changing whether we want them to or not and we need to be nimble, agile, curious and open in order to part of the new story emerging. Work with me to get clear on what matters to you, what makes your heart sing and what kind of future you want for yourself and those you love. It is possible to live differently, get in touch to explore how.

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