In the moment

mindfulness is hard to practice
when those around you
offer unsolicited advice
to combat what is perceived to be
a long term unhappiness

Author: redgladiola

Creative writer happily predisposed to flights of fancy. You can find my poetry and short prose at

3 thoughts on “In the moment”

  1. Those intrusive “helpful” folks. They can come with condesending care seemingly concerned about the wounded one. But sometimes underneath their helpfulness is alarm anxiety and fear that they may have to feel their own grief if the sad one don’t stop grieving. Who is most wounded? The one grieving or the one so fragile they can’t bear even someone else’s sorrow. You be groovy!

    1. I think it’s hard on both sides. Sometimes, people want to be left alone and others they do want advice and help. It’s just so hard when the wrong reaction happens. *sighs*

      1. I know. There ought to be a class or something. It would only take five minutes. It could be called “Why don’t you ask a person what they need before assuming you know.” Blessings on you and yours.

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