In The Stillness

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Solo Swan on the River ~ c. Pamela J. Leavey 2013

Solo Swan on the River ~ c. Pamela J. Leavey 2013

In the stillness
I hear the beating
Of the mother’s heart,
In the stillness
I know the pain
Of her longing.
I watch I wait
For her children
To appear,
I know her longing
For it is my own.
I cry out to the Mother
Where would that I could go,
For I have wandered lonely
In the light of the sun.
She tells me in whisper
Daughter I do not know,
Your path is written in the stars
Though on the river you do flow.
Sit peacefully in the still
The answers you will know.

© Pamela J. Leavey 2013

Food For Thought: Happiness and Self-Knowledge

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lowellsboatsFood For Thought today from J. Krishnamurti’s The Book of Life:

“To find out the true meaning of happiness, we must explore the river of self-knowledge. Self-knowledge is not an end in itself. Is there a source to a stream? Every drop of water from the beginning to the end makes a river. To imagine that we will find happiness at the source is to be mistaken. It is to be found where you are on the river of self-knowledge.”

Bruce Springsteen: Down In The Hole

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From Bruce Springsteen’s latest, High Hopes, is an out-take from the post 9/11, The Rising sessions, Down In The Hole. The first time I heard it I could sense the connection with Springsteen’s brilliant The Rising, which reignited my passion for his music.

Down In The Hole tells the story of someone searching for a loved one in the wreckage of a disaster.

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I just love the mournful violin and organ…

Food For Thought: Acceptance

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I strive each day to practice acceptance of all things and all people in my life, no matter how difficult it may be in some trying circumstances. As in all things in life, some days are easier than others…

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Acceptance requires tolerance, understanding, compassion and empathy. To be accepting of others, I know must be tolerant of their differences in thoughts and beliefs.

Acceptance is in fact, key to love and love heals all…

Food For Thought: Shitstorm or Change?

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When life deals you a large plate of problems all the same time, you feel as though your life has been hit with what some people might call, a major shitstorm.

Storm over the Merrimack River ~ c. Pamela J. Leavey

Storm over the Merrimack River ~ c. Pamela J. Leavey

While in fact a slew of problems swirling around you may feel as though it is a shitstorm, to make your way through that shitstorm, you need to turn your thinking around and recognize that each struggle and each loss, represents change.

When you get that the struggles and loss are change, you begin to stop grieving and move forward. Ultimately we all need to move forward in life no matter what we are going through or struggling with.

Start out each day, one foot in front of the other… Keep moving forward, the storm will clear in time and you will have found a new sense of strength and calm.