A Hard Peace …

Reblogged from only here only now:

I often refer to “peace.”  I say that peace is “always there.”

Sounds good and works so seamlessly when life’s ordinary ups and downs knock you sideways.  Stuck in traffic and late for an appointment?  No problem.  Just take a breath and feel the peace of acceptance.

But when you confront real loss, the kind that takes your breath away- a child dies, a parent disappears into dementia, a marriage unravels- what does it mean to say that you should seek the “peace that is always there”?

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snapshots of a metamorphosis

“People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong…Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom?”~Thich Nhat Hanh

Life is such an interesting process.  The ebb and flow,  the ups and downs.  We all have our stories.  I was born into this family,  we had such and such amount of money,  my father abandoned me,  I married a circus performer who left me with six babies in a single wide trailer……  we can all give into the victim inside of us who is screaming for understanding and sulking in the corner of our souls.  I lived about twenty years in this corner,  blaming others,  choosing situations and people in my life who intensified the drama inside me and fed the fire of my negativity,  while at the same time trying to figure out where I stood spiritually.  I was always…

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The D Word

Curly Miri

Anthea is a Journalism major at university.  Her love of nature, animals and travelling is evident in her home full of fresh flowers, foreign artefacts and her two Labrador’s roaming free in the beautiful garden of her humble abode.

Anthea has a bright and bubbly demeanour, a caring nature and an unspoken sense of intelligence.  However, look closely and you will see sadness in her eyes.  A sense of melancholy that she effortlessly disguises.  She will hug you and make you feel so welcome and loved and yet everyday she struggles to feel the love that she permeates within others.  Each day she battles demons within her mind that tell her she is not good enough, that spark anger and anxiety.  In essence, these difficulties have hindered her ability to thrive in her studies, and have also damaged the core of her relationships with her spouse, family and friends.


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