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

By The Light Of

JuneFullMoon
Strawberry Moon~Photo by BTP
What does the moon represent?
The moon is a feminine symbol, universally representing the rhythm of time as it embodies the cycle. The phases of the moon symbolize immortality and eternity, enlightenment or the dark side of Nature herself.

As She Ran Towards The Sea

tear
verb (used with object)
  1.  to pull apart or in pieces by force, especially so as to leave ragged or irregular edges
  2. to pull or snatch violently; wrench away with force
  3. to distress greatly
noun
  1. the act pf tearing
  2. a rage or passion; violent flurry or outburst
    verb (used without object)
  3. to become torn
I’ve known where I’ve needed to go.  But some things don’t come easy and I don’t know why that is.  What I do know is that  watching shows about animals are surprisingly calming.  Ever watch a mass of flamingos wading in the African Great Rift?  It totally chills you out.  Plus the endless pink is pretty cool to.
Ok, another thing I do know, is when you have a rift in your heart, things don’t come easy.  The open space feels endless and all you feel is the endless pain.  The Great Rift runs through the Red Sea.  The Red Sea is a seawater inlet of the Indian Ocean, lying between Africa and Asia.
Ever feel stretched so thin and far apart it could cause have caused a rift in your heart.  “The Rift Valley, is often said to be the cradle of humanity.  According to one theory, the Rift Valley itself triggered man’s evolution.  Rifting led to frequent climactic and geological change, which forced early hominids to adapt.” ~NGWild
As they adapted to to their changing environments, they thrived.   Am I able to do this?
It is something I have thought of for many days.  How have we let circumstances of life tear us from ourselves, one another?  Hoping one day something else will take it’s place.
Allowing the wrong things fill the space.  When the right things were present all along.  Waiting for me to surrender into and cleanse away the notions of an old life.
As I ran towards the sea I BELIEVE in the power to mend something that is torn.  I finally SEA.

The Other Side Of Everything

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What If~Photo by Trupti
“You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.”  ~ Rabindranath Tagore
So true.  What holds us back in certain situations while in others we are fearless?  Is it that we are comfortable.  What if it’s because when life settles like the calmness of the sea, we don’t want cast out ripples which could drudge up sediment from the past.  What if it’s being riddled with anxiety, of the unknown, and wondering if taking a risk would be better for us than where we are right now.  What if there are more challenges and pain in crossing those waters?
For me, all these impediments have been strong.
Fortunately, without risk there is often no reward.  Dreaming can keep your drive alive but it’s taking action, execution…which keeps your spirit alive.
Dare to say what if.  The other side of everything waits for you.