The question… So, What Now? What are you going to do for the rest of your life?
There is an important difference between dwelling in misery and understanding that on the path of healing things will come up that sometimes cause us to feel the old emotions and patterns that we are working on letting go.
There is great power in honoring the reality of our current emotions – not feeding them or making them worse but simply recognizing that this is what has arisen in this present moment and that this will also change. When ￼we create this space within ourselves – a space of calmness that is undisturbed by the storm – the storm tends to pass more quickly.
Practicing such profound honesty within ourselves helps in all facets of internal and external life – there is no real freedom without honesty, and without honesty, there can be no peace of mind.
Healing ourselves isn’t about constantly feeling bliss; being attached to bliss is a bondage of its own. Trying to force ourselves to be happy is counterproductive, because it suppresses the sometimes tough reality of the moment, pushing it back within the depths of our being, instead of allowing it to arise and release.
– Yung Pueblo, Inward
This is an excerpt from Rilke’s Book of Hours. I don’t feel like I can even add anything else to it…. every word is YES. shape your world… and nothing has ever been so real without beholding it…. the idea of free will and being completely present in your own life. To meet and be met…
Only few people are let into my world… and only a few know my deepest struggles… I’ll be first to admit I can run at the mouth too much and share too much to anyone who would listen… especially in the absence of noise. but I’m shrinking my circle… I’m practicing more silence… less social media of the norm. This space to me feels safer. Not as many judging eyes… not many people I know blog… and not many people I personally know follow along…
But in the case of a stranger who needs a little insight into their own lives… maybe this struck a chord with you… and maybe you too are on a path to healing… a path to grounding… and coming home to yourself.
Sending out messages to this world… you are not alone.
Ps. Haven’t really prayed hard in a while… but tonight… I’m on my knees.
I have loved deeply. And I have lost deeply. I have experienced the greatest joy and the lowest depression. I have been to hell and back…and back again… only to have learned that there’s nowhere else to go… other than up from here. I’ve learned to be gentle, to be forgiving, to still love with every fiber… but for now, I choose me… I choose to love myself first… everything else will take its place.
5 of 100 Days of Affirmation
“Don’t take that attitude to your grave..” – Ben Harper and his Dad.
Read it and read it over and over again. DON’T TAKE THAT ATTITUDE TO YOUR GRAVE.
Love & Moonlight,
“I surrender my anxiety and my sense of urgency. I allow God to guide me in the pacing of my life. I open my heart to GOD’S TIMING.I release my deadlines, agendas, and stridency to the gentle yet often swift pacing of God. As I open my heart to God’s unfoldings, my heart attains peace. As I relax into God’s timing, my heart contains comfort. As I allow God to set the tone and schedule of my days, I find myself in the right time and place, open and available to God’s opportunities.” – Julia Cameron
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Love & Moonlight,
2 of 100 Days of Affirmation…
Where attention goes…energy flows. I saw a cloud in the sky today that looked like a quarter rest…so I took a photo of it and made it into this inverted photo. The cloud is sitting in the word energy. A quarter rest in energy…take the time to stop and rest and enjoy nature. Also I love this affirmation because it is so true. What you think, you become…what you put your attention to gets all your energy…chose wisely what you want to spend your energy on. And when you need to…rest.
Love & Moonlight,