I don’t know about you, but every single time I ignore an emotional sniffle, discounting confusion or sadness, my entire being suffers. Frankly, it’s ridiculous how fast things can go sideways. More often than not, I’m the one who ends up in tears when someone gets into a snit as their brain and knickers knot. I finally figured out that giving my feelings the brush off doesn’t clear anything. It’s tantamount to sweeping the threshold of my life and giving pain permission to camp out on the doorstep. Needless to say, once it’s there, pain takes great delight in leaning on the doorbell and if I wear earplugs and blinders in an attempt to ignore it, 10 times out of 10 it’s gonna kick down the door, with guilt its most powerful partner in crime.
Several months ago it became obvious that the ‘sticks and stones’ I’ve carried my entire life were powerless to protect me. While I long ago figured out that the old adage “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but… Continue reading Emotional Sniffles and a Childlike Spirit
As time blows around us and flows within us, the gusting winds of change, the pulsing cadence of age sculpts the edges of sage into our spirit. While there are times that these ‘laugh lines’ might not seem all that funny, make sure each is well-earned, carved by the flow of grace that continuously re-sculpts the soul with wisdom.
Remember that when pain buffets the body and heart, we can consciously change our attitudes and thus, carve a new facet of awareness.
May you fly through life this day, carried on the wings of love.