Posts Tagged ‘Peace’

Moving

22-December-2017

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about moving to somewhere more conducive to leading a peaceful life. I know it’s who you are and not where you are that matters but something more conducive to that quiet direction may help. Declutter, so to speak. I have some land in mind which I’m going to see. Stick on a livable container and rent out my current place, using the money from that to live on. 6 years to go until my commitment to society ends. 6 years to plan.

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Lost

16-December-2017

Back in Feb 2016 I wrote a post about the 9 steps to live by. In that, number 7 was to “Make my own path in life”. I wrote these steps down back in 2005 after building them up over time since the early 80’s when my character was forming. Perhaps, really, when you think about it, since birth back in ‘64. I’m that old.
Very happily, in 2012, I strayed from my path. For the first time, fell deeply, madly and very stupidly “in love” and followed another’s path for 1 year. At the end of the loving relationship we split but remain good friends, to this day.
I was utterly lost.
Unfortunately, being the kind of person I am, I cannot move on. I have tried and failed a few times to get back to my own path. To be who I was supposed to be.
I am still lost.
Back in 2013, in an alternate blog, I wrote the following comment.
“I understand why people have to avoid their partners when their relationship ends. It’s so their heart doesn’t break”.
People have this self preservation and have to avoid, get angry or even end up hating their partners. They don’t really hate. I cannot believe people could go from loving to hating. I can certainly see love fading away but going from love to hate in a very short time doesn’t ring true unless it’s for self preservation. You cannot love them so you have to hate. You have to break away from their love in order to survive and move on. To avoid your heart breaking.
So this is where I am.
I cannot hate.
My heart is broken.
I look for peace.
It’s 5 years on.
…and I still love her.

Letting Go

27-November-2017

An interesting read, regarding the Power of Letting Go. Not so sure about the 14 pages of selecting “next” but then, It is what it is. Nice article, though.

Acceptance

4-November-2016

As a tribe of one, I move quietly, peacefully, to extinction.

Gardening Update

13-September-2016

Daffodils

Daffodils and grape hyacinths

Crocuses and Irises

Path to Peace

The garden is starting to take on a look. Bulbs are growing and flowering. Bees are buzzing, peace is happening. I’ve sown the wildflower seeds and sweet peas too so they should come up sometime in summer. I did get an extra few daffodil bulbs from a friend who was moving and wanted to keep the. So they’re on loan until they find a garden worthy of their presence.

Meditation “types”

8-September-2016

Hmmm. Meditation. An interesting pastime. Not sure if I can “do it” though. I’ve tried. It just doesn’t fit with me. I might try Tai Chi as a form of meditation. Gardening is a good one. Also, walking but they’re not sitting there, thinking about nothing. Emptying ones head. Perhaps I’m not supposed to empty my head. Perhaps I’m not that “type” of person.
I do know, I am I. 🙂

Taoism. Is it me?

16-August-2016

I like this article on Taoism. Perhaps because it almost fits the way I think and therefore I can comparmentalise myself.
I especially like the summary. It clearly defines some nice guidelines:

  • Taoism is acceptance of your life.
  • Taoism is following your breath to find peace.
  • Taoism is opening up a smile to enable possibility.

If you embrace these three ideas, everything else follows in Taoism. Some people do start here. Others take a longer more colorful path. That’s fine also, since you get to experience more color in your life. No wrong path exists at the end, since it’s about experiencing life.

Perhaps I shall read up on some more. Pick out the bits I like and add them to my belief structure, if not there already.

The Road Less Travelled

12-May-2016

“Why do you take the road less travelled?”

“Because it’s the unknown. It’s adventure. It’s challenge. And what of you?”

“I take it because it’s quiet. It’s solitude. It’s peace.”

Peace

29-April-2016

Peace is at the top of my list now.

Passion

28-April-2016

A friend asked me what my Passion was. After no time at all this is what I came up with. I really didn’t have to think. Something that allows me to touch my emotions.

1. YOU
2. LOVE
3. PEACE. Stopping and smelling the roses. Being in the moment. Feeling the now enter my being. My soul. Sssssh.
4. MUSIC. A well crafted song that brings tears of sadness or a feeling of power. That someone could create something so strong and beautiful as to reach into my heart.
5. COMEDY. A well written joke that I had no idea where the punch line
came from that leaves me no choice to laugh aloud. The proverbial pie
in the face routine.