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!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Being Okay With Where You Are At

Although everything may be going all right, there is a part of you that wonders what the future holds for you. These thoughts may be bothersome because you feel that you should be grateful for the blessings you have at this time. But it’s only human to think of what life will hold in the days to come. But knowing that tomorrow brings surprises that you could never anticipate, you feel you are at a point where you look forward to what will come. Believing that whatever comes your way and whoever you meet along your journey was meant to be and is an integral part in helping you fulfill your destiny.
Today, I am exactly where I am supposed to be…

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Remembering Your Dreams

No matter how well life is going for you, something still seems to be missing. You have been busy with meeting your commitments that you have forgotten the life you dreamed about having. Your excuse is that there just isn't enough time nor do you have the energy to do anything more. Life isn't as easy as you thought it would be. You wish someone had told you when you were younger that dreams don't come true unless you actively pursuing them. But now that you know this, how much do your dreams mean to you because if you truly believe in them, then you need to make them as important as any of your other commitments. And remind yourself on a daily basis that living your dream actually enhances who you are and how you interact with others. Remember your dreams are as much a part of you as what has been your reality.
Betsy - Pier and chairs
It doesn't matter when Spring comes, what's important is being in the moment...

Friday, May 29, 2015

Being A Part Of Your Community

No matter what you think, you do matter and what you do affects the community that you live in. Everyone has a different sense of what the word community means to them. It is defined so many different ways, but whatever it means to you know that you affect it’s very existence. Some of you may say that you are a private person and don’t really associate with anyone, but just being who you are directly impacts how your community evolves. We are a reflection of who we surround ourselves with and where we choose to live. Even if you don’t feel close to those around you, there are still many who feel that you are part of their community. Know that a community needs nurturing and love just like all living beings and you are an important part of that special relationship.

ala moana sunset
Our communities are part of who we are…

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Every Journey Is Unique

There are those few who know exactly what they want out of life and are journeying on a straight and narrow path. Then there are those who we find wandering along the way looking for their passion in life. It’s not that they haven’t come across what gives them joy, but whatever it was it didn’t last very long. When looking at the two different groups, we may hold judgment over either one. We would think more positively towards whatever group holds similar ideals as we do. The other group we would have difficulty identifying with.  But what group do you fall in and how do you view your own journey, positively or negatively. In the long run, it doesn’t matter which group you feel more comfortable with because it really is your experience on your journey that is important. Whether you know exactly what you want out of life and head straight for it or change your mind constantly as to what your passion is. Everyone is unique and all journeys should be valued and respected. It’s what comes out of the journey that is important. So follow whatever path that gives you joy.
moks twilight
Take me away for just a moment…

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

There Is Purpose For Us All

There are times that you question where you are because of all the negative people that surround you. You are working so hard learning to be patient and to respect others for who they are, but it seems as if you are being challenged every day. You try to rationalize why people act the way they do but you don’t seem to come up with an answer. It’s doesn’t make sense why people would want to live their lives making life miserable for others and themselves. When this situation happens in your life, know that you are so blessed to be around people who are teaching you to have the courage to be who you are striving to be. Thank them (in your mind) for they are only doing the job that the Universe has asked them to do. No one said it would be easy becoming a compassionate spirit.
You never know when you are going to get help…

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Unpredictable Life

No matter how life is treating you at the moment, trust that you can overcome any obstacle placed in your way. You may not have the easiest time resolving all the problems that are presented to you, but you will eventually work it out the way that is best for you. It’s not about believing that everything will turn out exactly the way you want it to, but knowing that things turn out the way they are supposed to. It may not be important that you understand why life is the way it is. But trusting that whatever the outcome turns out to be, it was part of your plan, which will change many times throughout your lifetime. Know that not only your blessings made you who you are today, but the hardships you encountered helped to refine you and give you character that makes you so unique. Life is unpredictable sometimes, but trust that as crazy as it has been it has created and is still creating the special person who you are and are becoming.
Misty Morning in Hawaii
Misty morning in Kailua…

Monday, May 25, 2015

Where Do You Want To Take Me?

I think it’s time for a change in my life. It’s not that I’m not busy doing what I need to do, but it feels like something is coming. When a feeling like this comes around, I have a tendency to want to prepare. But how do you prepare for something that you have no clue as to what is coming? Sometimes just knowing that a change in life will be happening is enough. It’s about being patient and flexible because change sometimes causes disruption in a person’s life until they are able to incorporate it into the life they are currently living. So knowing that changes are definately coming my way, I will open all the doors and welcome all that will take me to a place where I am meant to be.
You never know when the universe has something to say…

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Believing In Your Dreams

You have held your dreams so near to your heart that even those that are close to you may not know what you would like in life. It’s not that you don’t trust them, but what happens if your dreams don’t come true. Will that make you a failure or worse just a dreamer? It’s not that none of your dreams have come true, but some are just a collage of what you’d like your life to be. Now that life has gotten more involved, it’s difficult to imagine that what you have dreamed about can actually come to pass. But if you don’t believe in them, who will? Your dreams are a reflection of who you see yourself to be. Believing in your dreams is the first step in turning them into reality. 
If you can’t be there, then enjoy your memories…

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Contented To Be Where You Are

You have been working hard to build a life you have always imagined yourself to be living. But somehow you have gotten caught up with everyday responsibilities that your dreams have faded to the background. Your dreams may have dimmed a bit, but they still exist somewhere in the back of your mind. It only takes a picture or a clip in a movie to remind you of how you wanted life to be. How different is your life now from what you imagined it to be? For some of you, life is exactly that way you’ve always wanted it to be, but for those who are still not comfortable with the way things are, are you willing to make some adjustments? To change what is to what you would like it to be. Being contented to be where you are can be a reality, if you want it bad enough.
Sit for a while and enjoy where you are at the moment…

Friday, May 22, 2015

Letting Others Into Your Life

Sometimes it takes a stranger to give you the encouragement you need to move forward. Family and friends have heard your plans before and you aren’t sure how honest their responses will be because they come from a place of love. They may not always be as objective as you would like them to be because they don’t want to hurt your feelings. So asking for their opinion may not give you the results you intended. So in some cases it may be a better idea if you were to discuss your plans and ideas with someone you aren’t as familiar with. Whether their response is positive or negative, you’ll know that this person has no emotional ties to you so their feedback would be based only on the information you’ve shared with them. Although family and friends play an important role in your life, there is also a reason to include new people into your life. Remember we are all connected and are in need of one another in more ways than you can ever imagine.    
Even on the smallest of islands, they welcome movie theaters…

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Creating Your Reality Through Your Stories

How many of you tell “What If” stories to yourself? These are not dreams that you envision while you sleep or wishes you make in hopes that they come true. These are just stories that go through your mind when you allow yourself to see the potential in a situation. There are moments when you begin to believe that your “What If’ scenarios could change what is to what could be. When you rewrite your story, new possibilities appear. “What If” stories help you to decide what kind of life you really want. It’s time to live your reality.
Go ahead and enjoy…

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

It's Time To Take Off Your Blinders

When seeing someone who you think has a more prosperous life than yours, how can you not envy them? You feel as if you are working just as hard as they are, but you don’t seem to be as lucky. Life doesn’t seem as easy for you. In the back of your mind you may understand that we all walk different paths, but this doesn’t make you feel any better. Everyone has hardships and blessings that are unique to them. But since you are focusing only on what is missing in your life, you are blind to the joy that also exists. So what you imagine to be a better life may not be. It’s time to move on from a place of wanting what others have and take off the blinders that prevent you from seeing the blessings that surround you. Know that you do not need to envy anyone else because you have all you need at this time to live the life you desire.
We all need a lighthouse to guide us through the dark…

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Let Your Light Shine Bright

There are times in your life that you feel yourself reacting to all the chaos that is going on around you. Although the situation may have nothing to do with you personally, you find yourself being drawn to other people’s crisis. You may think you are helping them, but it is only creating imbalance in your own life. When you surround yourself with negativity for too long, it’s difficult to see what is happening because you’ve gotten used to living under dark clouds. As difficult as it may be, remove yourself from the situation and acknowledge that you may be doing more harm than good to yourself and others. It may be time to re-evaluate where life has taken you and recognize that you have the power to change your situation. Let the light within you shine as bright as it was meant to be.
Another beautiful day in Kailua…

Monday, May 18, 2015

What Will Your Actions Bring?

Knowing that every action has a consequence makes sense, but it’s frustrating not knowing what the consequences will be. You try to plan your life with the best intentions, knowing that the choices you make will not only impact yourself but others as well. Because not all of your decisions turn out as well as you thought they would, you can only wait to see what happens and live your life with compassion for yourself and others. The consequences of your actions may not be seen for many years, but the ripple that you make in the Universe continues to grow as time goes by. Hopefully, your actions bring you closer to the person you are meant to be. So acknowledge your role in life as you continue on your path and know that you affect your future by the actions that you take today.
The path may not be defined but with determination you can forage ahead…

Thursday, May 14, 2015

A Heart Filled With Joy

There is little to say when your heart is filled with joy. You feel compassion and love for everyone. Forgiving those in the past that may have unintentionally hurt you. When your spirit is uplifted you see things from a different perspective. Not that things have changed since yesterday but the way you are feeling, you understand that people on the most part mean well. It’s the fears within them and their pride to keep their secrets hidden that lead to misunderstanding. But for today, you are in a place where you can acknowledge the potential in everyone. So it is with joy in your heart that you pursue your dreams and continue on your journey embracing all that you meet along the way.
What a beautiful day…

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

When Crying Isn't Enough

Sometimes you cry tears of frustration because life isn’t what you’d thought it would be. You tried to play the games by the rules but found that it wasn’t getting you anywhere. You’re not even sure if you were playing the same games as everyone else. Life was supposed to be simple. As a child you couldn’t wait to be an adult because you would get to do what you wanted to. But here you are and nothing is as it’s supposed to be. And people aren’t always what they present themselves to be. That’s where you learned to play the game of deception, which you still aren’t good at. You’ve found there are those that are very skilled at being someone else. Then there are others like yourself that have difficulty being deceptive because they find it easier to just be themselves. What if everyone refused to play games anymore and were honest about who they are and what they want out of life. What a novel idea to be able to trust others to be who they present themselves to be. It’s time to dry your tears and move on from a place of helplessness. You have the power to create the life that is true to who you are. In that special place there is no room for games only honesty and acceptance of who we are.
I’m not sure if I’m supposed to be going back into the water or staying out here…

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Revealing Your Fears

Sometimes the scariest thing is acknowledging your fears. Bringing them out into the open some how makes them more real. It’s like having a nightmare and not wanting to talk about it because you want it to just go away. But fears don’t go away. In fact, the more you keep them hidden, the more they creep up on you at the most inconvenient time. Just when you think you have gotten over them, they prevent you from moving forward on your path. In the darkest areas of you mind, they continue to multiple. Ignoring them doesn’t work, so it’s time to bring them out into the open. Acknowledging what you fear may be one of the bravest things you can do. To say out loud “This is what scares me.” and begin to slowly work through them. Overcoming your fears won’t happen overnight, but what will happen is the time you recover from being scared will become shorter. Fear has never been your enemy, but a reflection of your will to survive. You will find that as you uncover more of your fears, you free yourself to become the person you are meant to be. 
cane fire morning
A cane fire can be scary but also so beautiful…

Monday, May 11, 2015

Dreaming Your Reality

There may be times when you wish for things but hesitate in asking because you feel that they may be unrealistic. It’s something that you can only dream about because it stays hidden within you. It’s difficult to imagine something so dear to your heart can actually become part of your reality. Can you imagine living a life that you have only dreamed about? How different would it be from what you have now? It’s about this time that the fears of being more than who you are begin to creep into your mind. But before you go any further know that dreams are the reality that your spirit sees within you. They weren’t created out of thin air, but from the possibilities that comes from your potential. Dreams and wishes are a part of who you are and what you are meant to be. There is a crippling moment when you let your fears keep you from moving forward but now is the time to release them so you are free to live your dreams and attain all you wish for.
haleakala desert
A dream world becomes a reality…

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Give Thanks To Your Nurturers

Today give thanks to all who have nurtured and supported you in your efforts. Whether for a lifetime or just for a moment. These are angels here on earth that believe in who you are and what you are doing. Although it may feel at times that you are all alone on your journey, you don’t have to look too far to see that you were always in someone’s thoughts. Sometimes you questioned if you were being supported because some did not agree with you or give you encouraging words. But disagreeing with you doesn’t mean that they did not support who you are. There are times when you need to be challenged in your life, otherwise how would you recognize your weaknesses. These angels who truly care for you will be the very ones who will tell you honestly when you are becoming who you are not meant to be. So today, acknowledge and give thanks to all those who believe in you for they have helped to make you the person you are today.
Remember how unique you are…

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Turning Your Dreams Into A Reality

Although reality is where most of us are at, sometimes our dreams sweep us away to a world we wish we could be living in. Our life is filled with responsibilities and commitments that we use as excuses, preventing us from being the person we only dreamed we could be. We’ve lost so much of who we are and the vision we had which was once so clear has become blurred. But then it’s those moments when we get lost in our daydreams that we truly see who we were meant to be. Visions which have no boundaries that keep us from reaching our potential. So instead of letting your daydreams keep the real you hidden, capture your dreams and begin turning them into a reality that defines who you are.
Dreams don’t have to make sense…

Friday, May 8, 2015

Living In The Truth

If you aren’t honest with yourself than who can you be honest with? That seems like an easy question. Why would you lie to yourself? But it may easier than you think. Making a decision because you tell yourself that it’s best for everyone, but is it the best thing to do or is it that you’re afraid of what would happen if you choose to do something else. Your intention is to be honest but it’s an endless fight against yourself. It’s okay to be scared and uncertain about making difficult life decisions, but it’s important to find the courage to be truthful to yourself. The choices you make may not be the most popular, but it’s one that is right for you. You will find that the more challenging the question you ask of yourself, the more it will affect your life in the future. So take your time in deciding what to do and then dig deep to find the truth. Living in the truth, you will find the freedom to be who you really are.
May Day is Lei Day…

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Knowing What You Know

How many times do you find yourself getting frustrated because you don’t have the information you need to complete what you are working on? Stopping to ask questions will only slow you down and makes you dependent on others who you don’t want to bother. But if you really think about it, how many people actually have all the information they need? Some people may act like they do, but in reality we only know what we know. Everyone has an area that they know best, whether it’s their work, family, or personal interests. So what is it about not having information readily available that makes you uncomfortable. It may not be about your willingness to ask others for help, but more about not accepting who you are and valuing the knowledge you do have. So in the future when you find yourself needing help, know that often times you’ll gain much more than the information you seek.
At times being unique is okay…

Monday, May 4, 2015

Moving Forward

You are filled with determination to let nothing get in your way. No matter what falls in your lap, you are prepared to handle it. It wouldn’t be to your advantage to get upset for it will only make you falter. You now understand that everything you do has consequence. The decisions you make today will impact what will happen in the future. Actions taken with good intentions will also affect your life. There is an acceptance that whatever comes your way was meant to be. So it’s up to you how you respond. You can choose to invite chaos into your life or stand firm on your foundation. The peace you seek is within you. Although the world may be unstable, you will remain balanced if that is what you choose to be. The life you envision is within your grasp.
Appreciating the past as we move forward into the future…

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Unsolicited Advice

Be cautious when asking others to listen to what you have to say because you may receive unsolicited advice. You forget that everyone comes with experiences which are very different from yours. And it may surprise you when they don’t agree with what you are saying and in fact will tell you what you are doing wrong. This is not exactly what you had in mind when sharing your personal feelings. So be clear if you want someone to just listen to you or if you are asking for feedback. Sometimes just talking out loud helps to clear your thoughts. Remember others truly do have the best intentions when giving you their opinion, so listen carefully and appreciate their input. But at the very end, you are the one who decides what you are going to do and where you want to be. 
Lost in your thoughts…

Saturday, May 2, 2015

A Silent Protest

There may be many things in life that you don’t agree with, but how many of those will you stand up to protest. Some may say that they can’t think of any issues at this time that go against what they believe in. Life isn’t only about what is going in the world, but what is happening around you. What is going on in your own neighborhood? At your office? In the schools your children are attending? When going about your daily life, are there moments when you question the status quo? These are the times when you decide whether you should say something or just grumble about it to yourself and those that you are close with. Protesting in silence may work for you but if this continues, you may want to be more active in expressing your dissatisfaction. There comes a time in life when you need to decide whether you should be the one to initiate change or wait impatiently for others. Know that whether you are an agent of change or not, be true to yourself and what you believe in.
Sezan - Opening to cave
Exploring new places is sometimes scary…

Friday, May 1, 2015

Taking The Day Off

It’s when you feel that you are too busy to take a day off is when you need it most. You have become so used to working on a tight schedule that you may even have found that you needed to add more hours to that schedule. It’s not that you have been asked to spend more time on your projects, its just that you feel this is something that you need to do. Now it has become the norm for you. Life is about fitting personal time into your work time. You may even love what you do so it hasn’t been a hardship in the past. But now your body, mind, and spirit is telling you that you need to spend more time taking care of yourself. Today is better than any day to take time off to relax and to rejuvenate. Special moments are just a day away.
Taking a break…