When I stop the world to get off and reflect…good things happen. At the time it might not feel as such; but, when I reflect on my past…it seems to always have proven so. Life events compete for my attention, and the life altering ones get it. Is life calling me to slow down and reassess? Often, it is…but, do I listen. Hopefully I do before it is too late and I find myself way off track.
When I’m Lost…
I turn inward and upward. I chose calm amongst the chaos of my racing thoughts. I find a place of peace in the world and within myself. When I feel this way I know no person, material item, food or drink can fix it. I’ve discovered when I feel this way, it is God calling me to truth; an opportunity to redirect and repurpose. I replace fear with faith, and trust that all is and will be well. I understand that my limited perspective is not that which can comprehend the magnificence of His Way.
Let Loss, Be the Light and Passion of Your Life...
Although the heartache of loss lingers and can be remembered years later as it was originally experienced, its impact can change lives for the good...if one chooses.
The loss of many loved ones has had a profound affect on my life.
Daily, I consciously choose to let the light and love of their life shine through me. It makes them feel close and honors them, giving their life GRAND purpose in my life.
You MUST Live in the Now...To Live Your Best Life Now!
While watching the remake ofTotal Recalllast night, I was hit like a lighting bolt by this statement.
The past is a construct of the mind. The heart WANTSto live in thePRESENT!
Simply, life happens in the present!!!
Throughout the day I entertain many thoughts, past, present & future.
Often, memories of yesterday compete for my attention, enticing my down what appears to be a beautiful, yet rocky stumble.
In an sunset there is...
beauty that can not be harnessed.
love that forgives.
peace that knows what was ends well.
hope that tomorrow will be good.
color that stimulates creativity.
harmony that reminds ALL is as it should be.
tranquility that calms.
a depth with secrets.
majesty that humbles.
mystery that beckons.
grandeur that inspires.
a horizon that calls.
breath to be renewed.
a truth to be known.
I wish you long looks into the sunset where you can discover you.
One Must Be Good at Losing to Be Good at Living...
If I had to tally today's wins and losses I trust I would come up with significantly more wins then losses.
Yet, loss often steals the glory?
It is the black dot on a white sheet, it steals focus.
Evensteals focusis dark.
It boils down to choice...
Will you focus on the light or darkness of today's encounters, circumstances or happenings?
Will you choose to believe the glass is half full?
After loss one's life may seem to come to a halt. And, that can lead to a sense of disconnect, loss of motivation and even depression. Don't let this be the case.
Simply, if there is no apparent direction to take, take none. Adjust to a holding pattern until it is clear what action is to be taken.
If you become stuck in this place, take immediate action and seek help from a professional or group.
Take A Moment and Just Breathe...
Take a moment and just breathe... Yes, now....close your eyes, breathe in slowly, now out, slowly. Again, in slowly, out...slowly. One more time, in...slowly...now out.
You're alive!!! Right? Well it's time to get busy living.
Although a broken heart and spirit may linger after loss, there is no better cure than to get busy living.
What were you dreams and life goals before your loss? Take time to reflect on them and reassess them if necessary.
It is common during grief recovery to go through a period of time where one feels numb to life.
Numb to life's joys and sorrows, as though floating in a sea of gray mist.
But trust, the mist will soon lift and reveal a new found clarity.
A clarity offering hope and new dreams. The numbness is a sign you may be transitioning out of grief and into acceptance. It offers time for healing and recovery.
In this state of numbness do not force recovery for recovery takes its own form and function, and varies for all.
Rainy Days... make us slow down and reflect inward.
Grief, like a rainy day, makes us slow down and reflect inward.
I live in sunny Arizona where rainy or cloudy days are few...but, when they arrive, they are often welcomed. Today, we are experiencing rare over cast skies with drizzling rain. Unlike most mornings, I woke with low energy and a strong desire to slowly mosey my way through the day...to simply see what evolves.
Your grief journey can offer similar opportunities.