What’s Past has Passed

When people want to be offended with you they will recall your past mistakes/missteps. It will be a remembrance waterfall of “past wrongs and offenses” pouring in your direction. But the past has passed. It is a new day, and each new day must begin with self-forgiveness. Don’t let people who are annoyed with you dictate your future and torment your present. You direct your future by influencing your decisions with healthy thoughts about yourself today. A helpful goal might be to stay away from negative people and personal negative mindsets.

The Water may be Treacherous

“The swinging lantern, hanging from a hook in the ceiling of her craft, cast the dramatic, shifting shadows on the floor and walls, which reminded her that the waters could be treacherous.”

  My friend, there is no guarantee that life will be smooth. But we are here, and life is to be lived, not just viewed. Grab a life vest, find a sturdy craft, contact loved ones as needed, then jump in and join life. Navigate wisely and enjoy the journey.

Redirection

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As I journeyed on my course of life –

I looked back to a littered path of broken pieces – hewn away from once cherished dreams.

What were to be the building blocks of an envisioned monument called “beautiful life” now lay strewn, slashed, bashed, and crumbled.

They were fragments from my entangled emotions and botched outlooks.

Decaying gold was all I saw along the road I traveled.

There were no sunny skies of realized passions – no beating, bright, hearts of splendor.

 

The view was heartbreaking, disconcerting, and unnerving.

I mused upon the forlorn, ashen, disenchanted view and wept.

Yet, in a flash,

A hopeful expectation arose, and my view was redirected.

Now, instead of crumbled debris there was a path that was clear – full of life and light.

I was pushed ahead, farther and faster down the path.

I was maneuvered so deftly away from the brokenness that its remains were nowhere in sight.

My view of the trail behind me and in front of me was clear.

The Light, Power, and Love had moved me away from the evident defeats.

~ Kim Cline 2018

Look intensely

Beauty calms the soul.

Beauty lifts your thoughts to the place where peace resides.

Beauty offers protection from the mundane. And yet, beauty does not mean perfection, for there are flaws to beauty, adding to its depth.

Look intensely at every work of beauty, for beauty has a voice, and it will speak to you. Beauty surrounds us.