Examining all closely
New parts on order
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You need to understand what there is inside you
You begin to feel different inside, like something has changed. You cannot put your finger on it, you just feel different. Do you feel content? Do you feel like there’s something lacking? Do you feel like you should be doing something with your life other than what you are doing? These are just some of the questions we ask ourselves and there are many.
I’m sure we all have experienced this feeling within. A shift in our thoughts, our perceptions and perspective. You feel as if you’re being drawn towards a change in your life. Maybe it is something you have longed to do, something you have set aside or you begin to see yourself differently and wonder about a change in lifestyle. Whatever it might be it is up to you to follow through on it.
We are all created with so much potential. For many different reasons we are who we are and where we are today. Does it mean we have to stay this way? No it does not, yet we understand that each individual’s situation is different and sometimes sacrifices are made for good and bad reasons. If you are feeling that tug inside or that shift in your state of being that is hinting towards a change then do not be afraid to at least explore it.
If you are happy and content with your life then do just that. Be happy and content. If you feel that internal shift then try to understand why? Most important, be you and love you. At the end of the day when all is quiet, the person inside you wants to know that you are alright.
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Some things scratch the surface while others strike at your soul.
Life is a constant until we are gone. Regardless of what is happening in and around us, life is in constant motion.
With this life we attempt to live, enjoy, survive, find and share meaning on an almost daily basis. We have family, friends, associates, companions, all different sorts of relationships revolving around our existence here. We want to have the most fulfilling life experience there is to have (what is fulfilling to each individual).
Things do not always work out as we hope for and it can be disappointing. People do not always turn out to be who we think they are, either what we expect or who they present themselves to be. Life can push you to the limits of physical, mental and spiritual endurance and what you believe you can handle. We are not required, obligated or bound to suffering and mistreatment. At the end of the day we are alone in our innermost thoughts and feelings.
Choices and decisions are not always easy to make. Outside observers can give their opinion but they are not in your shoes or beneath your skin. It is our individual act, ours alone depending on the situation. You can be taken to the limits of reasoning and understanding and it doesn’t mean that you have to be pushed into territory that you don’t want to be or remain in. What good is life if you are not a part of your own..
Life is a constant regardless.
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Boy oh boy, didn’t see that coming. That impact moment that changes your life in some way. It doesn’t necessarily have to be this huge blown up experience. It can be a small act, a conversation, something you come across in a movie, on tv, or something read.
That moment and experience can have such an impact that it lingers in your mind and heart. It can prompt a change in behavior, thought and perception. You might be stuck in a rut or living your routine and then all of sudden you’re completely thrown off track. In fact, you may find yourself on a completely different track.
What can you do? Try to understand why you were impacted and grow from the experience. We know there are negative and positive moments. We also know that we can take any experience and react as we choose to. There are a lot of things in life that will fly right over our heads or things we do not give a second thought about. Sometimes though, something unexpected happens that really changes you and you might not be aware of it. You just feel and see life in a different way.
Sometimes, blessings are really good at disguising themselves.
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Life can take a toll
Even if you don’t want to pay
Collecting change and waiting
Rearrange the pieces
But the centerpiece remains in place
Not looking towards the sky
Peering deep into my heart
To find a resurrected God
My soles press on step by step
Despite exhausted legs
Hope can be a stubborn mule
Refusing to be moved
All the while infusing the spirit
I’m not waiting the sun to shine
Permanent light is inside
The sky is holding back the tears
Though it wants to cry
I just keep on walking
As the clouds make their way by
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We make choices on a daily basis. What to wear? What to eat? Should I even get out of bed today? Our waking hours are filled with so many choices, some of which are done so naturally that it doesn’t even register in our minds.
What about the choices we make that affect not only our life, but the lives of those closest to or around us. These type of choices are made for numerous reasons. A new job, a change in location, illness, death, change in relationships, etc. Regardless of what type of choice we make, there will be consequences, good or bad, beneficial and non beneficial.
We cannot steer away from the consequences of our actions, we have to face them eventually. You should not feel guilty about choices that will be beneficial to your life as long as you are not intentionally doing wrong or harming others. Life is constant change. Heck, from the moment we’re born our life is changing. As we come into an awareness about who we are and begin that search for inner peace and joy, we begin to make the choices that will get us to that point.
Is there true overall contentment within? I haven’t the slightest idea, but we can hope, make choices and take actions that will bring a steady presence of contentment as the ever changing life cycle spins.