Heart and soul

A fellow blogger, Cristian Mihai, wrote this blog and it is so powerful that I just had to share.

Cristian Mihai

The only calibration that counts is how much heart people invest, how much they ignore their fears of being hurt or caught out or humiliated. And the only thing people regret is that they didn’t live boldly enough, that they didn’t invest enough heart, didn’t love enough. Nothing else really counts at all. – Ted Hughes

You’re going to die. No, this is not some metaphorical bullshit. You are going to die. They are going to plant you in the ground, and all that you are will decay until there’s nothing left. Your bones will turn to dust and that dust will get carried on through the ages.

Your time on this earth is limited. How do you want to spend it? Think about it. I mean, really think about it.

Lukewarm is no good. Being fearful is not worth it. Worrying about what other people think or say or…

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Ambition..

I am rebloggong this post because I think it’s worth sharing and a good reminder to all of us.

Little Secret's

It’s all about AMBITION! I can’t do it.. I’m too tired, let’s rather leave it for tomorrow.. I’ll start next week.. what difference will it really make..

Haven’t we all used these excuses before?? Well that’s just the problem RIGHT there.. it starts with YOU.. If you aren’t going to lift your butt and START doing stuff, that’s just where it’s going to stay at – STUFF.

One thing I’ve learned is you can day dream all you want.. you can look at other people’s lives all you want.. you can sit in a corner and feel sorry for yourself all you want, but at the end of the day.. you are the person driving your destiny and you are in control of the wheel.. feel that fire burning inside of you.. its getting hotter.. that warm feeling is touching your core.. embrace it… focus… let the fire CONSUME you…

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Its natural to cry if we have suffered trauma

Emerging from the Dark night @darkknight.wordpress.com posted this today and I felt that it should be shared with everyone who is struggling from any kind of trauma.

Emerging From The Dark Night

I picked up a very good book written by an Australian trauma specialist Dr Jeannine Higgins at the book fair in September called Evolve With Trauma : Become Your Own Safe, Compassionate and Wise Friend.  It contains a lot of facts and useful information on being kind to yourself in trauma.  The tendency for trauma survivors is to beat ourselves up and this is despite the fact we have gone through abuse or pain or losses that often were not our fault.  We also meet misunderstanding from those who wonder why we can not just ‘get over’ such deeply painful experiences.   Jeannie explains that we cannot rationalise away trauma or traumatic memories because trauma by its very nature destroys links in the brain between our emotional/memory self and the rational self.

In a brilliant chapter entitled I can’t stop crying.  Am I going mad? she writes.

You are…

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The Sunshine Blogger Award

Thank you to vicklea.com,  Vickie’s Book Nook and Meditation Corner for nominating me for the sunshine blogger award.  I enjoy reading your blog as it shows that you are a woman of true faith.  Your love of God and the Bible have helped many on their journey.

The rules are:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to him/her.
  • Answer the 11 questions provided by the blogger who nominated you.
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
  • Notify the nominees by commenting on one of their blog posts.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post.

The questions for me to answer were:

    Who is your best friend and what do you have in common?
    My best friend’s name is Tammy.  We have everything in common but the most important things are 1) We both love to laugh and have fun 2) We both are real with each other 3) We both are traveling the same spiritual path and we help each other along the way.
    What is your favorite place to go and why?
    My brother’s cabin in the woods.  As John Denver wrote:  “…to the mountains, I can rest there, to the river, I’ll find peace there, to the wild country, I belong.”  It is the most refreshing God experience I could ever have.
    If you watch television, what is your favorite show?
    My guilty pleasure is Married at First Sight
    What is the book that you would recommend that everyone read?
    Walden by Henry David Thoreau
    What is your favorite thing to do on a daily basis?
    Talk to my Mom
    Share an interesting fact about your life.
    I am a survivor of a religious cult.
    What is one word that describes you best? Explain.
    Earthy.  I find peace and tranquility from the most simple things in life such as rocks and trees.  I feel like they have seen many lifetimes worth of experiences and there is wisdom there.
    If you could change one thing about your life, what would it be and why?
    Honestly, I wouldn’t change anything because it’s all those experiences that have brought me to where I sit today and I am pretty happy with who I am now.
    What do you consider to be the priority of your life?
    Live in love in everything that I do.
    Tell us your favorite author and why.
    Henry David Thoreau:  He found the treasures of life in the simplest things.
    What is one thing that you wish everyone knew about you?
    This is the hardest question to answer.  I feel like I am an open book so I think I am pretty easy to read.
    My nominees are fellow bloggers.  I hope you will check out their pages.
    RM Weldon
    Lance Sheridan
    Gail, moonlightreflections
    thesecretblind
    thesunshinethagain
    Patty Richardson
    Roshni Ramanan
    Cristian Mihai
    Just Brian
    Get Your own style
    Barbara Grace Lake
    MS Lucky Duck
    Questions for my Nominees:
    1.  What is your favorite fruit?
    2.  Are you religious or spiritual?
    3.  Name 3 of your favorite things.
    4.  Would you call your eating habits healthy?  Explain
    5. Who would you consider to be your hero?
    6.  What is your favorite book?
    7.  What is your highest level of formal education?
    8.  What part of the world are you from?
    9.  Who in your life has been the most influential?
    10.  Explain one defining moment in your life.
    11.  When overwhelmed, what is your go-to?

 

Enchanting Tapestry

It’s happening.  The magic is happening.  I woke up this morning and stepped outside to feel a cool breeze hit my face and I knew I was stepping into the magical place that I have longed for.

Something has entered my soul and refreshed my spirit.  It seems to have happened overnight.  It wasn’t here yesterday and just like that, it has appeared.  There’s a sense of energy and vitality that comes with it, a letting go and new beginning all at the same time.  I’ve waited for nine months for this miracle to occur and now it has presented itself.

The birth of a new season, in my opinion, the most special of them all.  Bright colors are blazing a trail along the tree line.  As I drive through the mountains I notice trees  that have been kissed by the sun and have burst into glowing beauty.

In this magical hour, there is beauty in letting go.  The trees are willing participants as they share their glory with us and allow their leaves to transform into precious jewels as they move on their journey to another place; a place where they will now become the fertilizer for growth into another astonishing masterpiece.  The ceaseless pattern of life is shared by all living things.

The artistry that nature is sharing can never be duplicated because it is alive and unique, as each  soul has it’s own singularity.  The signature of life only passes through in this manner on one occasion.   The individuality of nature’s journey, including humans, is inestimable.

I celebrate this precious day and the changing of the season.  I feel the fire in my spirit as I welcome this new array of beauty into my being.

 

 

About comfort zones

This Blog was written by a fellow blogger Cristian Mihai. I found it to be very interesting and worth a share to all of my followers. I hope you enjoy

Cristian Mihai

Unclean. I was thinking about this word. How do you unclean a room? Yeah, you could be throwing dirt around, but it wouldn’t make much sense…

How do you unclean a room?

Maybe… it’s because you postpone cleaning it?

This is the strangest yet best metaphor I can use to describe a comfort zone, and why it’s such a bad thing. Trust me, I am a master of comfort zones. Professional procrastinator. Olympic Netflix Marathoner.

I used to watch so many episodes from a tv series, so many movies, listen to music, until I could get anxious just watching them. I couldn’t stand still. It felt as if I was wasting my life, wishing it away by never having the guts to do what I wanted to do. Imagine what happened when I found myself in front of another human being…

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Rewriting Labels

I am reblogging this post because I have found so much value in it pertaining to autism. I know that there are those family members and friends who may be able to benefit from this post. With Love, Mary

thesecretblind

He passed. There was never a doubt in my mind that he would fail, but he can now prove the doubters wrong. The teachers that withheld the work from him that he was desperately seeking, were wrong. The people who saw his labels before they saw him, were wrong. It was hard to watch as everything about him was always so right.

When my son was given the diagnosis of Autism at aged 6, it was no shock to me. I always knew from early on that he was developing differently than most children and saw the world through alternative eyes. Where many would have said he ‘lacked’ in many areas, I saw far more gains in his life that this diagnosis had brought.

He gathered information around him at lightening speed and his memory was astounding and never failed. He never had to rehearse things as once he experienced…

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