Solace

We search for reasons after a loss, or perceived loss. “Why” becomes the question of a lifetime.

After the stages of grief have been dredged through (some stages can last for awhile), we can find some solace in beauty.

Beauty allows the emotions to focus, if only briefly, on something other than “why.”

Look for beauty around you, and allow yourself time to linger in that presence and relax for a moment.

Refreshing the soul

Beauty is a necessary part of humanity. We need beauty to speak to our emotions. Beauty to the soul is like water poured out on parched earth. Beauty sinks in to our thought life and produces a higher level of thinking. It elevates our mind. It provides refreshing relief, which in turn provides creativity, renewed hope, and energy to press on with daily goals.

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.

Impression

To grasp beauty is to say that you have captured the air. It may be enclosed, but it does not wholly belong to you.  You only borrow beauty for it is fleeting and finds its solidity by impression.

Yet, those who seek beauty find beauty and are enamored by the impression it leaves. The joy comes when we are able to define the impression.

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