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.
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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

Even If Your Whole World

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Inner Peace~Photo by Trupti

 

“Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.”
~Saint Francis de Sales

 

The Tides Of Hope

Like waves
Some thunderous
Others soothing
Cold with froth
Or
Refreshing under the sun
Different
Day to day
Carrying in
But always back
Into vastness
Sometimes darkness
Pulling and pushing
Currents
Stronger than will
(Or are they?)
Swim to the light
Glide up
Without effort
Like pouring water
Significant but tranquil
Moving gently
Back and forth
To a safe deep hope
Found…again
~Clarity Girl
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Tides of Hope~Photo by Trupti

 

 

Clarity Girl Has Left The Building

ex·it
  noun
1.  any of the marked ramps or spurs providing egress from a highway
2.  a going out or away; departure
3.  away or passage out
Well here I AM, sitting quietly and still.  Absorbing this moment.  A moment which one day I will look back on and KNOW it made all the other moments to come, possible.
A leap of faith into myself.
Exhaling as I take in the warmth of the sun on my face.  With eyes closed, along comes a gentle breeze and I hear the rustling of the leaves on the trees in the background.  All simple, peaceful indicators of the solidity in this moment.
Another good sign?  I still feels I took the right step.  The step towards the unknown in a bold knowing fashion.

Known from the bright and beckoning light telling me to exit stage left.

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Exit-Photo by Trupti