Tag Archive | finding peace within

The More You Know…

forgiveness

“The more a man knows, the more he forgives.”
~ Empress Catherine the Great

We all have a story in our heads about our lives.  Past hurts, triumphs and emotions mesh into our psyche, nestling in like the hibernating squirrels in the trees in Winter.  The challenge is to push forward out of our own minds to see what’s out there beyond our vision and to see relationships as they truly are and not how we perceive them.  It is momentous to look beyond our own limits and to actually see the world around us, to acknowledge faults and goodness, to take stock of our lives and the path which we are treading.  At any moment we can choose to change course, turn around, veer to the left or right or simply walk into the woods.  That is the beauty of free will that we have been given in this life.  There is nothing in stone that says we need to stay cemented on the path we have chosen.  It is only our reluctance to see beyond the walls we have erected, the stories we have embellished and the situation that we encounter.  To expand our vision, we must reach out of the box which we have allowed to imprison our minds and to look around at all which spherically encompasses us.  To be sure, this is not a linear life we’ve been given.

It is not an easy choice for some and I understand.  To see beyond ourselves is an emotional and sometimes tumultuous task for it causes us to look honestly at our faults and goodness ~ to accept and to forgive ourselves and others.  But once we open our eyes to truth, we can move on and see the world in a different light.  That is the beauty of knowledge and forgiveness.

Eyes, heart, mind and soul opened allows healing when we are hurting.  To stay blind to our lives is only to perpetuate the grief, the hurts and the sadness.  To embrace all that we have endured, to take ownership of our lives is to start on the path of healing.  But it takes a willingness to listen with an open heart and not a stony one.  It takes softening, caring and wanting to change the path we are on and not be simply a traveler without voice.

This is your life.  This is my life.  Together we can immerse ourselves in a loving embrace or we can take separate paths to happiness.  It is a choice made together or apart.  But each has their own choice, their own reality and their own willingness to not quit.  I choose to see life in a spherical way ~ listening, learning, thinking, feeling and forgiving.  It is a choice I make daily, sometimes I find I need to make that choice many times a day.  But I do it because it is worth it to me to be present every moment of every day that I am here.

Life is about changing, growing and releasing what doesn’t serve us.  Go forward on your path with love in your heart, forgiveness in your mind and blessings on your soul.

Shine On!

xo

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Power of Prayer

36596_Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.

~ Soren Kierkegaard

I admit, I used to pray daily.  I found solace in saying prayers and even made up my own which I said everyday.  I’ve used affirmations as well which I think are like small prayers to the Divine.  But somehow I got too busy for the practice of being present and simply allowing my mind to feel, to pray and to just be.  I’ve allowed anxiety and trying to control everything to overtake me.  The hustle and bustle of the day, accompanied by having been put in charge of family matters since my Dad passed has put much pressure on me.  And I even believe that I am pretty present in my life, but the more I’ve been thinking about it, the more I’m realizing that I’ve lost touch with that sacred part of me and I want it back.  I want the safety of allowing life to unfold without the intensity of trying to control and keep tabs on everyone and everything.  I long to allow others to help themselves or at least have the freedom to choose what they want without feeling the intense responsibility of making sure that ‘all my ducks are in a row’ and that everyone has what they need/want at all times.   Because, I’ve put them all first and in the process, I realize, I’ve lost my own self.

Does this make sense to you?  I’m not particularly religious, but I am spiritual.  Much to the chagrin of some, I believe what I believe in my heart and I don’t always feel the need to be blatant about what I feel in my heart.  I’ve taught my children the power of prayer, the grace of God and how to live a good life.  But I don’t feel the need to pound the pulpit nor attend a revival in order to make it so in my life.

But there’s something magical about the sincerity of prayer, about putting to words our supplications and our gratitude for the gifts we have been blessed with in our lives.  Simply feeling gratitude for the present moment of being alive is sometimes all that’s needed to get our minds back on track.  It’s in that morning dew that I find that solace and peacefulness within my heart.  Perhaps tomorrow I’ll get up a few minutes earlier to commune with Mother Nature and with Infinite Spirit/Divine/God/ Source/my inner power.  Yes, I think I will do just that and see how my life evolves again.

I’m striving for peace in all I do.

It’s time for a change.  Do you want to join me?

Shine On!

xo 

Looking for Peace?

ego

“Ego says, once everything falls into place,

I’ll feel peace.” 

Spirit says, “Find your peace,

and then everything will fall into place.”

~ Marianne Williamson

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 What are you waiting for?  Peace is here, within you. 

Shine On!

xo

P.S.  Thank you JAngel.

 

Eye See the Rainbow

6011926_red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet

Looking through the eyes to the soul, a myriad of colors appear.

My eyes speak what my lips do not form.

Fear. Sadness. Heartbreak.

Forgiveness. Gratitude. Energy

Awakening. Letting Go. Strength.

Fortitude. Ability. Awareness.

New. Action. Empathy.

Connections. Hope. Love.

Shine On!

xo

Daily Prompt: Roy G. Biv

Write about anything you’d like, but make sure that all seven colors of the rainbow — red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet — make an appearance in the post, either through word or image.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us COLORS.

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/01/07/daily-prompt-colors/