Come pause a minute,

Sit with me awhile,

and share your thoughts...

20 July 2015

Never...

let anything make you feel diminished.

I know how we feel depends on us, but sometimes it is necessary to allow those feelings to make you decide to walk away from anyone or any situation that evokes or plants a seed, no matter how tiny, of feeling diminished.

Sometimes...

life feels so full of emptiness...

07 July 2015

Just do a self-check...

on your friends.

We often keep a friendship going with someone who has been insensitive to us, hurt us, bossed over us, made us take decisions we know deep down weren't right for us and didn't resonate with our hearts....and at various other times have made us be and do what we know - we just know - doesn't feel right, for us...

In other words, it is as if we are trying to be someone else in the presence of this 'friend' simply because we desperately want this friendship, or don't want to be seen as a difficult person, or don't want to be alone...

How many times we make compromises on what we know or believe because we want a particular friendship....or we've wanted to hang on to that very popular person, thinking some of the gold dust would get sprinkled on us too...

We've traded in ourselves because we're too scared to be alone.....so we're ready to do anything - anything - to show that 'I too have friends', or 'I'm in this person's group.'

If we stop right here and think, we'll come to realize that anyone who makes us BE different isn't our well-wisher....does not have our interests at heart....is doling out bits of friendship only for their own ego massage, or to justify something for themselves, or they hiding behind us, making us a front for what they want to do, and so they have a ready-made scapegoat.

We don't - DO NOT - need these friends. Better to be alone, rather than get into a situation where we will be spending time and energy trying to put the bits and pieces of ourselves together...or scraping ourselves off the floor on which we've been wiped...

It's difficult to be alone, but it is definitely better to be alone than to be a nobody in somebody else's scheme of things...

28 June 2015

The evening of life...

As you grow older
The past slips in and out
And tries to trap you...
But you can walk on 
And leave the past behind

Regrets - hurts - highs - joys
Dark shadows
Foil for the bright colors...
Chords - discords - silence
Create the music of life

Frail yet strong
Nothing can hold back or bind
The freedom of a soaring mind...
There are no shoulds or woulds 
No fetters of tyrannical thought

When the shadows lengthen
And you live by the glow of your child's star
You know He is there, close at hand...
He has led you thus far
He will lead you through.

Sadness...

is like quicksand

It just sucks us in...

26 June 2015

Write...

your hurts/sorrows/bitternesses on a piece of paper and burn it.

Then

Release the people who caused these
And free up the space in your mind
So that a fresh breeze can blow through and play about in it...