Welcome to Quiet Island Writings! Sometimes when asking for help on our journey, we are sent inspiring messages. Be open to the universal energy that flows compassionately around us all. If you'd like to share your reflections on the writings, click on the daily post title and leave your thoughts. Have an inspiring day!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Finding Your Purpose In Life

Why is finding your purpose in life so important to you? Do you think that by finding it will make your life any better than it is now? What will you gain that you do not have at this time? What if we have it all wrong and instead of one singular purpose, we can have several within our lifetime?  If you open yourself to every challenge that you meet along the way, that in itself will create the purpose that you seek. If you were to think beyond a singular purpose, you will lead a life of continuous service to others. You will cease to waste your time thinking of reasons you were born because you will be too busy helping others. One of the greatest gifts the universe has given you is the ability to lead a life of good intentions and compassion. It's with this gift that you become selfless in your actions and words and live a life of true purpose. It's up to you to live a life of purpose rather than to sit and wait for someone to tell you the meaning of your life's purpose. You will find out who you are by looking at the people you love and care for. For they are a true reflection of your spirit. Finding your purpose in life is not as important as living a life with purpose.
Sometimes getting to where you want to be is not always easy...

(I've always been too busy living my life to think about what is my purpose in life. What is purpose, but what are your plans for the day? If you can complete your to do list, then you are in pretty good shape. By living a life of compassion, I think my purpose will be met along the way.)

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Being At Peace

Although you may not know who you are or where you are going, know that where ever you are at this moment is where you belong. If you are who you are based on your experiences, then you will always be in a state of change. Knowing this, are you comfortable with accepting what you may not have control over. Adapting to the plans of the universe is unnerving, because you'll never be privy to what will be happening. How can you a peaceful life if you never know what tomorrow will bring? For someone who likes to have control over your life, this can be very frightening. Where would you begin to understand this craziness? But that's the idea, you don't have to do anything, but expect the unexpected. The rest is up to you. Being at peace with life is something that everyone works at every day. Some days may be more challenging than others, but knowing that with every new experience you are closer to understanding who you are is the reward. It's not knowing what the future is going to bring that is important, it's gaining the knowledge of who you are and how you create a peaceful life even when you're surrounded by chaos.
Go with the flow...
(Being at peace with my life is truly a daily struggle. I never know what today will bring. Sometimes it's better than I expected, than on other days I can't wait for the day to end. No matter how much I know myself, the day always brings surprises.)

Knowing Who You Are

How many times do you question what you believe in?  Everyday your beliefs are challenged by others. How much confidence do you have to stand up to what you believe is true? At one point, even you begin question yourself. It's frustrating being put in this situation and you may even get upset with the other person, but who is truly at fault.  If we are all unique, then what the other person believes in is just as true. So what are you willing to compromise to keep the peace and what will you stand strong on? We know that you want to be true to yourself, but if you do compromise make sure you're not giving away your dreams and part of the spirit that lives within you. Knowing who you are is a process. So experience life as it comes, but be at peace with the decisions you make.
There is so much beauty in what is true...

(It's funny that I know what I know, but when challenged I sometimes fold. I still believe in what I do, but I don't feel comfortable with the fight that comes in defending myself. I wish some people can just live with the fact that we are all different. No matter what they say, I believe what I believe in. Does this make me a better person. No, but at least I'm at peace with who I am.)

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Keeping The Peace

You hear it all the time, "Don't make waves. Just keep the peace". But what does keeping the peace cost you. Over time it's like wearing a heavy coat that doesn't belong to you, weighing down on your spirit. It's not who you are to keep silent about things that you don't feel is right. What is it costing you in the long run by not expressing your feelings? Does this change who you are? Do you even know who you are any more? You've been silent for so long, do you remember what you believe in? During times like these, it may be safer to keep the peace but know that there is still a strong presence within you that exists. Sometimes it takes more courage to keep the peace than it is to fight for something that is fleeting and could put you or family in jeopardy. We believe in what you stand for and the sacrifices you are making. Don't ever forget that keeping the peace is not compromising but a conscious decision that comes from a compassionate heart.
The sun is always shining behind the clouds...

(I used to think that everyone should stand up for what they believe. But I've learned so much since getting older. Sometimes we have to make concessions because of what is going on in our life. Who am I to say what another person has to do? If I believe I am where I need to be, that would extend to everyone else. I pray for those in danger, that they may find their way to safety. Keeping the peace may be the only way to survive in a chaotic world.)

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

It's Time To Exhale

You've been holding your breath for so long that you've forgotten how to exhale. Letting out all the frustration that's been bottled up for awhile. You've been working so hard that it's hard to remember when you last took a break. All you know is reaching for a goal that's been just out of your reach. No matter, now is time to take a step back and let the world go on without you for just a moment. Do whatever makes you feel happy. Planning has been what you're good at, but take those plans and leave them home. Go where your heart leads you. Maybe you'll end up at your front door, it really doesn't matter. You'll know where you need to be, to rejuvenate your spirit. It's time to exhale and breath. Life can be as simple as you want to make it.
Find a place to call your own...

(It's time for me to take a break and exhale. My passion has kept me busy and I need to get away for a little while. Sometimes being too close, I can't see the bigger picture. A change of scenery and being alone with help me to think about what I've put aside. No matter how much I try to avoid what I need to face, it always comes back to me. The universe has a plan. I just forget sometimes.)

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

It's Okay

It's okay to be overwhelmed. It's okay to feel defeated. It's okay not knowing who you are or where you're going. You are just being human. You're not perfect and sometimes you won't be able to do everything you want to do. No matter how much you push yourself to be everything to everyone including yourself, there will always be something else that needs to be done. At one point, your body, mind, and spirit will remind you that it's time to take care of yourself. Even if it's just for a moment that you sit down and breath. The time you take to pause is as important as the hours you work towards making your life as you want it to be. It's okay to be less than perfect. It's okay to cry. It's okay to just be. We love your mistakes. We love your tears. We love you just the way you are.
Take the time to smell the yellow ginger...

(Sometimes it feels so good to cry. It's as if all the frustration that has built up gets washed away. Wanting things to go the way I want and having it happen that way is highly unlikely. But it doesn't stop me from wishing. I understand when I get hit with things happening over and over again is only the universe having me repeat things till they becomes a habit. My question is how many times do things have to be repeated to become a habit. I am so done with this.)

Monday, September 23, 2013

Do You Remember

You said that you'll never forget. The memories would stay fresh in your mind forever, but even now you struggle to remember what seems like a vague memory. When you were in the moment, it seemed like they would never end. They were so special that even now they are so hard to describe. Whether it was a single moment or a period in your life, these memories begin to slowly fade. No matter how much you try hold on to those special moments, remember it's what lives in your heart that is important. Although your memories may not last as clearly as you'd like, they make you who you are today. Celebrate each day and the memories that are being created.
Pictures stimulate our memories...

(My memory is the worst. It's often a joke within my family, that mom can't remember anything so why ask her. I may not remember names, places, dates, and about everything else, but I do remember stories. Tell me a story and somehow it stays within my memory banks. One of friends is a wonderful storyteller. When she talks story with her women groups, they are mesmerized.  We should all tell stories to help us remember.)

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Paying Attention In Life

Sometimes you're so busy with your life that you don't pay attention to the little things that are around you. Daily commitments and responsibilities keep you distracted. It's not until you pause for a second that you feel as if something is missing. When you have a life plan, you sometimes forget that even plans can be changed. Everyday brings new experiences that change who you are. So that after awhile, you may not be the same person who created the plan in the first place. When you are beginning to feel as if it doesn't fit who you are anymore, it's time to stop for a moment. Paying attention to where you are and what is going on is important to knowing when things need to be change. You are where you need to be whether or not it's in your plan. 
If we don't pay attention, we sometimes miss the butterflies in life...

(I am guilty about being busy and letting life slip by. When I get focused on a mission, my efforts are concentrated on that. Life is about balancing priorities. But who is actually good at it?)

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Your Heart's Desire

How difficult is it to know what your heart's desire is? Shouldn't it be something that is alive in your heart. A desire so strong that you have a difficult time keeping it a secret. It gives you a reason to wake up every morning. It's what drives you to do the best you can.  But why is it for some of you it's so difficult to describe what it is that you want. If we were to ask you "What is your heart's desire?" would you be able to answer with conviction. But looking at the bigger picture, is it so important that you know what your desires are. At this point in your life, you may just be discovering who you are and what makes you the person you've become. You are still learning what life is about and it may not matter to you at this time. It's just enough to live a life that is simply true to yourself. No more, no less. There is no right or wrong in life. When you are ready to go after your heart's desire, it will be right there for you. You are exactly where you need to be. Know that your heart's desire will always be waiting for you. And who knows, you may just be living your heart's desire right this minute.
Sometimes your heart's desire is right in front of you...

(Someone asked me the other day what my heart's desire was. My response was "To be of service to the universe." She responded, "That's fine, but what do YOU want?"  I felt bad for a moment because I couldn't think of anything else. She went on to say, "What is it that you want for yourself?" My answer was still the same, "To be of service." I'll be going on a trip in a few days where I'll have time to myself. I'll use it to reflect upon this question a little more."

Friday, September 20, 2013

It's Okay To Sing Out Loud

Every so often we hear you whispering a tune as if you're afraid to be heard. Sing out loud, even if you don't know the words or tune. The music keeps running through your head. You've been singing throughout the day without even realizing it. The words are so familiar to you because it reflects what you are going through. Sometimes you can't describe how you are feeling because it hurts so much, but you know it when it flows through you with a song. Music has always been a friend to you no matter what you're going through. We know how difficult it has been these past few years, but you are coming through those times with the help of a song that lives in your heart. So sing as loudly as you'd like. We want to hear your voice, strong and confident. Let the music carry you through the good and bad times. It doesn't matter who hears you, as long as it heals your spirit.

Listen carefully...

(There is always a song that plays in my head. Although I'm terrible with words, I sing what I know. Music can change my mood. It turns a horrible day to one of reflection. Music will always be a part of my life.)

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Releasing Your Expectations

When you live your life expecting too much of others, you are setting yourself for failure. Life doesn't always go the way you'd expect it to. People will disappoint you because they aren't behaving the way you think they should.  There are so many things that they do that may not live up to the potential you think they have. Putting so much emotions into something that you have no control over, may be undermining your own journey. The sadness and anger can be tiring when you've worked so hard to make things better, but it doesn't matter in the long run for no one changes unless they want to. Living your life bound by what was supposed to be, closes you off to all that could be. By releasing your expectations, you may finally find a sense peace and serenity in your life. Let others be who they were meant to be and be happy for them.
Every day is a wonderful day when you're feeling good...

(I think it's human nature to have expectations of others. It's difficult not to expect someone to behavior a certain way, especially when they are close to me. It's ongoing battle within myself to let people be who they are. Sometimes I'm surprised at how good my family and friends are. The word "good" doesn't seem to be very special, but that's what comes to mind at this time. When I release my expectations, I see them for who they truly are...just really good people.)

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

What A Crazy Life

No matter how much you prepare for what the day brings, something happens that changes your plans. You are at the mercy of the universe as to the direction your life is going. Some days it seems as if you have everything under your control. You look at your calendar and know exactly what you're going to be doing. Everything is as it should be. Then before you know it, the day turns into something more than what you could have imagined. There was no way that you can plan when the universe steps in. Your schedule goes out the window and what you thought would happen turns into one of those special moments in your life. Although you think that you are dreaming big and visioning beyond your reality, the universe can do you one better. Prepare for your day, but be open to the miracles that come your way unexpectedly.
If you slow down, you may witness a miracle...

(Life is crazy. It seems that sometimes my days turn fantastic on their own. I know why I'm here doing what I'm doing, but I look at it as part of my journey. No one told me that on the way, miracles can happen. A regular day just turned into something I could never have envisioned. I guess today was a day that the universe said "Okay let's cut her a break and make her smile!" Thank you for that special surprise.)

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Catching Up With Yourself

These days it seems as if you are going 100 miles an hour. There is no stopping you because your path is clear. You are working to achieve your goals. Everything seems to be going your way. Your vision where you've wanted to go is so near. You're not sure where you're getting your energy from, but it seems endless. The days seem too short for you to accomplish all that you want to do. But you continue pushing forward as if there is no tomorrow. At one point, your body, mind, and spirit will want to take a break. It's not enough to balance your life at this point because there seems so much more to do. But be prepared to fit in time to rest. Take a breath and enjoy where you have gotten yourself. You may have left many behind because you've been so focused on where you were going that you forgot about those around you. Now is the time to appreciate the work you've done so far and gather up those that are still with you, for it's with their help and support you are where you are.
Make a wish upon the full moon...

(Sometimes I keep moving until I crash. It's not the best thing for me, but when everything seems to going my way it's difficult to stop. It's only when my body starts to shut down and my mind refuses to work any more. It's time to take a break. Sitting on the beach and watching the moon come out works wonders.)

Monday, September 16, 2013

Seeing Through The Untruths

It's not that you are easily swayed, but when you hear something that seems to resonate within you, you begin to believe that what you're hearing is true. Sometimes the untruth is presented in such beautiful packaging that most of us wouldn't see beyond what they want us to see. But eventually there is something that doesn't feel right. You're not sure because you may be the only one who is able to see beyond the facade. It's not easy to say what you believe to be true, when you yourself are not sure. But there is something within you that has you turning away from the untruth. Stand up for what you believe in. Know that all that is beautiful is not always right for you. 
Getting away from it all...

(I'm usually not fooled too often, but the other day I was taken in. I'm still not sure how it happened. The vision came through a dream, soft and quiet. It looked familiar but yet not. I moved forward with what I thought was what I had to do, but something wasn't right. I couldn't put my finger on it. But the universe watches over me and the vision became more clear. An angel helped me to see the untruth. I am blessed to have so many loved ones watching my back.)

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Trusting Enough To Love

Falling in love for the first time no matter how old you are, holds a special place in your heart forever. A feeling that fills your whole being. It doesn't make sense that this person shakes your world. You are no longer standing on familiar ground. You are unsure of what you're feeling because you are no longer thinking only of your own well being. How precious this moment is. To be in love, to share your life with someone who completes you. But whether this feeling lasts, is not important. For you are brave enough to take a chance on something that is bigger than yourself. It's trusting the unknown, and believing that what ever happens you'll be okay. Love is a wonderful gift. 
Some people make things look so easy...

(This evening, my daughters and watched the sunset on the beach. One of them will be leaving to live in Honolulu tomorrow and I was so sad. It's funny Honolulu is much closer than Seattle (where she lived before) but it seems just as far. Missing her already made me think of how much I love her. Love seems to make no sense sometimes.)

Saturday, September 14, 2013


You are like a child, asking "Why?" You are not satisfied with the answer, that all is as it should be. Even if you were to get a response, would you be satisfied. You spend more time questioning why things are the way they are, then being appreciative with all the blessings that have been gifted to you.  You are unable to see the goodness that surrounds you when you are looking beyond.  You compare yourself to others. Wondering why your path is not as easy or fortunate as theirs. You do not see the struggles that come their way. Not that you choose to ignore them, but what is your cross to bear is not theirs. You are all unique, even the difficulties that challenge you. If you were to wake up each morning attempting to be the best you can be, you would see beyond yourself. For there would be compassion in the way you view the world. There wouldn't be time to ask "Why?", for you would be too busy asking what can I do to live my life being of service to others.
Let's sit here for awhile...

(I'm famous for asking "Why?". The problem with that is that I get an answer even if the question is rhetorical. I understand that I need to stop with the questions. If I spend to much time questioning, I begin to doubt myself. People may say that I'm passionate about things, but it's more about taking action rather than sitting too long on my butt. Too much reflection makes me stagnant. It's time for me to move.)

Friday, September 13, 2013

Having Faith

Faith. What a simple word that holds so much weight. You claim to have faith that things will turn out. If you believe hard in enough, then everything will be okay. But if you have to work so hard for things to work out the way you hope it will, how much faith do you have. Such an easy word, that is being used so often these days. You still continue to worry about what is happening in your life. You cry because your dreams seem so far away that you can barely see them any more. What does it take for you to trust in what will be, no matter what you are going through? Having faith that even if things aren't perfect, you are still who you have always been. No less, no more. It's releasing all the control and giving it up to the universe. It doesn't mean that life will perfect from now on or that you will receive everything that you dream about. But it does mean that you can overcome whatever comes your way because you have the strength and courage to be who you were meant to be for today. We believe in you who are each and every day.
Winter coming soon...

(It's freeing to have faith that whatever happens I'll be okay. It's such a personal feeling that can't be explained. It's what it is. I guess when you have to think so hard explaining the word, then it's time to stop. Just being is enough.)

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Nothing Stays The Same

No matter how much you hope that things won't change, they eventually do. Try as hard as you might, the only thing you can control is yourself. And even that seems difficult for you sometimes. Lately, it seems as if what was is no longer. Everything is changing in front of your eyes. What can you depend on anymore? Nothing at this point. But if all that you are hoping for is that everything stay the same, then what is there for you in life. Even you change as difficult as that may seem to be. Has hard as it is for you to adapt to the unfamiliar, hold your judgement of others and what they do. You may not understand what is happening to those around you, but they may be just as confused about you as you are of them. So know that as you slowly open yourself to the things that are changing around you, the universe is creating a place where you are meant to be. Leave others be, as you learn to become more comfortable with yourself. 
The road always seems longer when you don't know where you're going...

(I'm so used to change that when everything is calm, I begin to worry. It's like waiting for the other shoe to drop. I know something is coming. Not sure what or when, but shoes come in twos. So if I wait long enough, change is sure to come. I look forward to change because it means that the universe is moving me. It doesn't always have to be moving forward. I sometimes move to the side. All I know is that nothing stays the same.)

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Taking A Chance

It's funny how much you believe in others, but when it comes time to put your faith in yourself, you hesitate. You encourage others in their pursuits, supporting them in their efforts. You're right there when they falter and need your help. You see their strengths and know that whatever their weaknesses are, they can overcome them. So why are you so blind to all the gifts that are within you. It's as if you don't exist. You can't believe in something that is hidden. How long can you be there for others, if you're unsure of who you are. In order to have enduring strength, you need to start listening to the spirit that is within you. By believing in yourself, you build a strong foundation that will last forever. Take a chance on yourself and you will see how much fuller your life can be. We believe in who you are.
There is more than what you see with your eyes...

(It's easier to help others than it is to help myself. By concentrating on other people, I don't see what a true mess my life has become. Sometimes being distracted is a way to run away from what needs to be attended to. I will soon be down to one again, then what will I do. Take a chance on myself and clean up my act.)

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Losing Your Way

You may sometimes feel that  you are lost. Not knowing where you are or where you are supposed to be going. When was the last time that you felt that you truly belonged? Things changed from what you planned so long ago. The landscape is strange and you feel as if you are being held in one place. Not knowing where you should be makes you uncomfortable. But there is something deep inside of you that knows when everything comes together, you will be where you belong. Until then you will make the best of what life has to offer. Know that as you struggle with your feelings of being lost, you are finding more of yourself than you would ever reveal. By losing yourself, you find the best of who you can be.

The sun shines bright beyond the clouds...

(What is the difference between feeling lost and not wanting to know where you belong? Sometimes I don't want to know if I'm lost because if I'm found then I have to do something about it. Being lost is not a bad place to be when I want to just be. Not reflect, not contemplate, just be. I can just wander without direction because everything is just as it should be. It's during these times that I feel unplugged. Just feeling what is around me is enough.)

Monday, September 9, 2013

Waiting For The Right Time

How many times have you told yourself that you will do something when the time is right? The perfect time to do what you really want to do. The perfect time when everything will come together and all will go the way you've planned it to be. You wait and wait, being patient for the timing to be right. Not sure exactly when that will be, but you feel as if you'll know it when happens. But what about in the mean time, the years go by slowly and you continue to wait. It never seems like you're able to do what you want to, when you want to. Something always seems to get in the way. Your career, marriage, children, and even yourself. When will you wake you and find that the right time is right in front of you. There will never be a perfect time to do what you want, to go where you'd like to go, to be who you were meant to be. Be still for just a minute and breath. The time is right now. No more waiting. No regrets. Be who you know you can be and celebrate because the time is perfect right now.
There is no better time than now to harvest...

(Someone I know is retiring at the end of the month. She sent all of her friends an email full of regrets of what could have been when she was younger. Does she look forward to the future? I don't really know. I felt her sadness of time gone by and fear that she would be able to do half of what she saved up to do. It was a wake up call for me. Not to do what I want in life because I feel I am, but to appreciate how different our lives are. I am here not only for myself but even more to be a friend with no judgement just an open heart.) 

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Learning Life Lessons

If part of your purpose in life is to learn lessons, what have you learned today? If your experiences tell us more about you, what have you done that changes the way you live your life.? Are you doing anything better than you've done yesterday? Being more compassionate, forgiven those who you have harbored ill will, loved more than those who you feel are worthy. What have you learned that make you so different that you can see life a little more clearly? Learning what you don't know you're supposed to may be confusing, but what is life but confusing. Just by reflecting on who you are and what you have to offer others can open you to so much more. Lessons are another way of the universe helping you to become who you are meant to be. Don't get caught up with what is supposed to be, but just be enough for today.
Just sit awhile with me...

(Sometimes I get frustrated with life lessons which seem to go on forever. What am I learning? And why does it seem that I am going though the same thing over and over? I'm not sure they are life lessons, just bumps along the way. Each of us travel a different road, so why shouldn't we all experience different things. Some of us are crazy enough to choose the road less traveled not because we love getting lost, but we are too stubborn to admit we need help. Who said we have to make things easier for other who follow where we lead? I admit I'm crazy.)

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Dreams Come True

What if all of your dreams came true? If all of the "what ifs" came knocking on your door. You, who have envisioned so much and have been waiting so patiently. It seems as if nothing is going your way lately and you've lost some of the hope you originally had. Getting up each morning, knowing that something was going to happen today to change your life. Being excited about what could be. You've dreamed during the day and night of all the possibilities that could happen. But how long does a person have to wait for everything to come together, for things to be. It's not that the universe is against you or your dreams. It's just that your dreams may be bigger than even you could imagine. And they may not come in the way you are expecting. So take each day as your day to enjoy and live life to the fullest. For it's in the experience that you will find that your dreams come true. 
Share the sunset with me...

(My daughter has so much passion for life that I often worry that she'll burn out, but she seems to know when she needs to be alone to rejuvenate. She goes through life with more courage than I did at her age. Her dreams can only be described as larger than life. Whether she attains any of them is not important. For she will experience so much in life that she'll capture so many more dreams than she could ever imagine. Quinn, you are my hero!)

Friday, September 6, 2013

Life Without Logic

Sometimes life doesn't make sense at all. You have difficulty living in a world without logic. Try as you might things don't add up. Your impatience shows as you look upon friends and family who disappoint you by their lack of judgment. The road they have chosen would not be yours. They don't see what you see so clearly. It's not that your life is is going any better, but you seem to think that you know more than others. But who are you helping when you make others feel badly about themselves. Their decisions are based on where they are in life, just like yourself. When you look at others with compassion, instead of false concern, you will be amazed how differently you will view life. Yes, others are making decisions that may hurt them in the long run, but instead of having them choose sides be there to support and love them when they need you. There are so many ways to show your love. Be a friend, instead of one who thinks they know all but knows nothing.
The fun is getting wet...

(I don't know anything. I have to keep reminding myself that. I have to accept others for who they are. The anger comes when others disappoint me or  when they expect me to be someone I'm not. But then no one really knows the real person that hides in all of us. So for whatever reasons people do what they do, it's their life. It comes back to me again. Walk my path with conviction with compassion for others.)

Thursday, September 5, 2013

The Script Of Life

You want to know your purpose in life. What direction should you turn towards today? What do we expect from you? If you had a script telling you exactly what to do, would you be any more at peace with life. We wish we could do that for you, but life is what you make it to be. It's not an ongoing dress rehearsal. You get one shot to be the best person you can be. There is no script for you to follow that would create the perfect life that you envision. Life is about making mistakes, finding yourself along the way, and being who you were always meant to be. Write your own unique script, it will be better than you could ever imagine. We believe in you.
You are forever in bloom...

(I think half the fun is in discovering what is next. How can we plan our life, when everyday there is a surprise waiting for us. I think the best plan is having no real plan. Going with the flow is easier said than done, when you have a something to float on. I agree creating my own script may be the best thing to do.)

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The Wonder Of Life

Life sometimes feels like a breeze. Wind blowing through your hair without a care, you move through life with ease. Waking up with a smile on your face, no worries for today. Everything and everyone is in sinc with you. You seem to know that all is right in the world. No storms ahead. All flow easily today. You will worry about tomorrow when it comes, but for now enjoy life as it is. It seems as if the weather is now in your favor. The cloudy days which seemed to linger for awhile have all blown away and the sun is now shining on you. So lift your face and feel the warmth that you've been missing. There is purpose in your spirit again. Let yourself be free from all that has held you back. It's your time now.
Enjoy the warm weather while you can...

(How quickly things can change. This morning, I thought my world turned upside down but after taking a deep breath and walking away for a minute I realized I needed to stop whining. After I wrote all the pros and cons, things worked out. There will be hiccups in life, I just forgot how some of them are bigger than others.)

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Sitting On The Sidelines

There are times when it's difficult making decisions. Even the simplest problems seem insurmountable. Your mind can't make sense of what you know and the answers just don't come. You know yourself well enough to know that this isn't the time to make major decisions. Unless it's something that needs your attention at this time, it's better for you to step aside and leave well alone. By doing things that take your mind away from the chaos in your life will help you to put things into perspective. Remember your body, mind, and spirit know you better than you know yourself. When it's time to sit on the sidelines and watch life go by, then that's exactly where you belong. Release the control and enjoy life, instead of going against the universal flow.
Enjoy the stream as it flows by...

(It's often difficult for me to sit on the sidelines because I always have things to do. So it's a matter of fitting in "doing nothing" time as something that I have to do. I think it's knowing who I am and what I need in order for me to relax. Another thing that I need to work on.)

Monday, September 2, 2013

Moving At Your Own Speed

The world is moving so quickly that sometimes it's difficult to catch up to where you think you ought to be. Knowing that everyone is different and understanding that you are all unique are two different things. You find yourself surrounded by those you think are your peers but somehow you are still running at a different pace.  Even with all the people that surround you, you still feel alone. How can anyone understand who you are, if you yourself are at a loss. One day you know exactly where you should be, then the next day there is no where that you go that gives you comfort. If knowing yourself is the key, then be in that space. Move at your own speed, instead of keeping up with the others. You are perfect just the way you are. You are no better or less than anyone else. Be at peace with your uniqueness and your journey will be much clearer.
Don't wait for someone to buy you flowers...

(I consider them good days and bad, but maybe it's more of knowing and questioning. Sometimes I wake up knowing where I'm supposed to be. I am comfortable in my own skin. But then there are days that the questions begin before I get out the door. I used to feel lost when I doubted who I am and where I'm supposed to be. But now I understand if I don't question, then I'm not human. And making mistakes and learning by them makes me exactly who I am  supposed to be.)

Sunday, September 1, 2013

A Forever Kind Of Love

There are so many kinds of love that you sometimes forget how special it is to truly love someone. It's opening yourself to another person in every way. Although it may leave you vulnerable to being so exposed, love survives all. When you give yourself permission to care for others, you experience unconditional love. Giving all and not expecting anything in return. This loving relationship happens between parents and children; friends; pets; and partners in life. It's wanting the best for others and willing to sacrifice in return for their happiness. Love is not equal, nor is it always the way you want it to be. But if you are fortunate to experience a forever kind of love, be kind and patient for love is ever evolving. You deserve to experience a love that will lift your spirit and bring you a lifetime of joy.
A peaceful moment in time...