Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Inward

Sometimes no matter how hard you try, or what you do life beats you up.......I'm sure there are lessons that are to be learned, but often they are not apparent.  So, what do you do? It is easy to become angry, to feel hurt and to wish like hell you were someplace else........but you're stuck in the thick of it with no way 
out....or so it seems.    It's those times, when you really do have to go inward.....to pull from your inner strength, to breathe, and remind yourself that this too shall pass.

Going inward can be easy.........you can shut down, shut up, and close your eyes........going inward can be difficult......you can search for answers, pray for guidance, and hope for wisdom.  There is a certain amount of wisdom in knowing which inward path to take.......and there are some days when flipping a coin makes as much sense as anything.

I think sometimes we search too hard for the answers.......and by doing so, make our lives that much harder.  Most of the time, they are right in front of us, or within........usually the answers we seek are so simple, that we think this can't be right, it is too easy.  Why do we think everything good or successful has to be complicated?  

Some of us spend too much time going inward, and miss the lessons and answers that are  right in front of our noses.........that is when our lives become  exhausting.   The balance and contentment come
when we learn when to go inward and when to just let it all go.  It's that thing about learning to pick your battles.  And then there are those times, when there is no fight left within you.........once again,
knowing when to let it all go.

Going inward can be rewarding, uplifting and enlightening........staying inward......can be depressing,
defeating and destructive..........know when to let it all go.



6 comments:

  1. Did you get time to unwind, take a walk, read something you enjoy, tea and visit, get a hug..
    Take care of you too.
    -Joy

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  2. I was only saying last night to Tim that sometimes you just have to accept that this is how things are and stop looking for answers and enjoy living in the moment. Sometimes we humans have a tendency to over think things....

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  3. I can certainly relate to this. May you have a peaceful night.

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  4. Wise words! Staying inwards is indeed depressing! Take care
    x

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  5. I find life to be complicated. Knowing what to say and do in each situation of life can be troubling. Moderation in everything can help, as you were saying about going inward, but not staying too long. We need to reach out to people, but not so much that we don't feed ourselves! It is difficult.

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