As we say goodbye to Ophleia and Brian, I am left pondering about storms and how we can relate to them in our lives. As I allow my mind to flow and see where the wind takes me on this piece of writing, I struggle with trying too hard and just letting it be as it is!!
Storms can blow out of what appears to be nothing and can leave distruction in its wake. They can come and really clear the air. Storms can bring a heightened sense of anxiety tinged for some with a hint of excitement. We can sometimes feel a storm brewing. There can be a feeling of no control.
Bringing the metaphor of the storm into our lives, it becomes quite clear that we have many storms throughout our lives. Most of them, not as we expected them to be. Have a think over the significant storms in your life and see some of the valuable gifts or lessons that these particular storms taught you!!
How much did we add to these storms? Were we able to contain the storm or were others brought in to fuel or to dampen it? How do I feel about storms? Am I someone who loves a good storm? Are they familiar in my life?
Storms come and storms go and as we head into the winter season we look at how nature prepares for its storms. The leaves decay and die so that the wind will do less damage to the tree, allowing the wind to pass easily through the branches. How can I prepare myself so that the storms pass through more easily rather that becoming stuck and prolonged, creating more damage to myself and others? May you travel well through lifes storms.
I am really excited!! In the world of blogging, this is my first ever blog. I would not rate myself as a writer but sometimes I surprise myself. I am hoping this happens here as I take a risk and share my life findings! Spelling for me is my downfall but I am able to let myself off the hook on that one!! My motto in life is ‘Thankfully, I’m human!’….leaves lots of room for error.
All evening I have been trying to work at this website in order to sell myself…something I fail miserably at. I feel I am good enough at what I do but for the life of me I cannot sell myself. I would love if I could wave a magic wand and get someone to fill in all these empty spaces. Unfortunately, like life…I have to fill in my own blanks, no one can do it for me.
My blog will centre mostly around Mindfulness and Stress Reduction. I hope to share with you my learnings and how I have came to view life. How mindfulness has helped me come home to myself!!
Looking forward to figuring this out some more. Any guidance graciously accepted