365 Days Later…

Knowing
Knowing~Photo by Trupti

You never know what a new day can bring.  Today, for me, came a message from the past.  A reinforcement of sorts to stay…be steadfast to my truth.  Doubt has a way of meandering into our lives just when we begin on the path of “It’s coming together and I’ve got this.”  As if it knows just when to enter the dialogue in our head.  You know of which voices I write.

And then it happens…a moment of clarity.  Shutting down those voices.

At various stages in our lives, time can stand still or push us forward like the speed of light.  But then the moment comes where you want to evolve, it’s value, and trust that eventually, you will be exactly where you were meant to be.

Wiser and grateful in the place you have landed 365 days later.

 

Rain

The rain began again. It fell heavily, easily, with no meaning or intention but the fulfillment of its own nature, which was to fall and fall. ~Helen Garner

 

 

 

I Lost, But Really Fought

tran·si·tion
noun  
1. a passage from one scene to another by sound effects, music, etc., as in atelevision program, theatrical production, or the like
2. Music a. a passing from one key to another; modulation b. a brief modulation; a modulation used in passing c. a sudden, unprepared modulation
3. movement, passage, or change from one position, state, stage, subject, concept, etc., to another; change
Change is part of life.  No?  If you are not comfortable with change, then, well…good luck.  I say this with sincerity and love.  Get used the the idea of change.
Too stern?  Well, it is what it is.  I hate when people say that.  And here I am using it.
When it comes to the way things are it’s better to SEE things as they really are.  It will save you much in the long run.
Although experiencing the ups and downs is what life is and the lessons learned are absolutely what forms a being…too much time, spirit, and soul end up lost by the simple of act of not SEEing what is right in front of your face.
Why do we do that?
Well, after doing it ALOT, I feel compelled to share my humble findings.  Plainly put, I wasn’t ready to admit I lost and that it was okay to have lost.
Humans are not used having to admit their mortal tendencies but when you add in ego, self esteem, and other crazy self talk, you can imaging the potential for a quick spiraling into the abyss.
But at some point (if you are lucky and I was), you’ll get sick of the self loathing and realize there is joy to be had.  Time is moving quickly.  And we all deserve happiness.  Part of that comes from being able to go through loss and know that this is just another step in the journey.
The transition through brings a deeper awareness, deeper gratitude of how I lost but really fought.
And how I’ll keep fighting.
SitUp
Fighter~Photo by Trupti

 

To Live And Let Live

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Live~Photo by Trupti

 

You have the freedom to live and let live, to love and let love.  Granting yourself that freedom is one of the healthiest, most constructive things you can do for yourself and the people who matter to you. ~Martha Beck

If I Were…

Sunflower
Large Rayed Light~Photo by Trupti
“If I were a flower. I would be a sunflower.  To always follow the sun, Turn my back to darkness,Stand proud, tall and straight even with my head full of seeds.”
~ Pam Stewart

Those We Have Known

Beauty
Aesthetics~Photo by Trupti
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”
— Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

 

Caution: Falling Rocks Ahead

de·tour
 noun
  1. a round about or circuitous way or course, especially one used temporarily when the main route is closed.
  2. an indirect or roundabout procedure, path
    verb
  1. to make a detour; go by way of a detour
  2. to make a detour around
  3. to cause to make a detour
Having to change the designated route can be frustrating.  How do you handle things when you have to?
I have the tendency to methodically swing like a pendulum when adaptation is necessary.  After all, I was born under the sign of the scales.  Finding the right balance is key to my happy, peaceful existence.
Some can rally and make the best of it while others get overwhelmed and sucked into the negativity of it all.  Which person are you?
The reason for this question?  Curiosity I guess.  Curious to understand how we as mortals behave and why.  I have been witness to an array of responses within a plethora of human situations.
How we react to our own circumstances and how we behave when in the company of others when it comes to light someone is going through something.  Main point here is, THEY are going through it.  “Through” infers there is another side they are working to get to and the way they choose to do it.
 But it may not be similar to how you would do it.
It’s still a bit shocking to SEE how the most accomplished, educated, and superficially envied people, lose all sense of reason and composure when either things don’t go their way or you use your free will to disagree with them.  The result?  Pretty much a child throwing a temper tantrum when they are asked to share their favorite toy.  But they are adults and supposed to know better.
What is the lesson here?
We all have problems.  To each of us, they are significant and impact our existence in one form or another.
You don’t know what detour people have had to take to get back on the main road and continue on their way.
Be mindful of this when you speak, drive, email, or basically anything involving human contact.
No matter how much you may think you are helping, sometimes you’re just another falling rock in their path.
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Rock Detour~Photo by Trupti