Thursday, 24 March 2011
It's all about me...
Today after the school run, I walked on to my local park and sat, just for half an hour. I looked at the trees, the plants, the flowers and I listened to the birds. It was beautiful.
I even discovered on my way out of the park a couple of trees that people had tied ribbons and tags into the branches off, some of them were beautiful colours, some of them were sparkly. I was surprised. I live on the outskirts of a city, I never expected to discover trees near me that people had obviously put offerings and wishes in!
This morning gave me time to think and things to think about, as I sat in the park these words came to me:
In the end there is only me
Myself, my thoughts and divinity
No one else knows how I think or how I really feel inside my heart and head
When I got home I thought some more about how I feel:
The process of learning and growing is a personal one. Others may guide you, show you the way, but ultimately it is your own choice, your own decisions that take you on my path.
Only you can choose the direction, the journey is yours and yours alone.
You make the choices, you make the decisions, you have the power to change your life, your path, your destiny. That’s a lot of power.
If you let someone else’s words or opinions sway you in a direction you are not comfortable with, you am allowing them to take your power away.
This is just taking control of what you choose to believe. Don’t get me wrong the love and support of good friends and family is very important. But there is a point where only you can decide what is best for you.
Sometimes we can find ourselves lost, not knowing which way to turn or what direction to take. It is as if a small pebble has been dropped into a large lake and we are feeling the effect of all the ripples in every part of our lives.
So how do we get back onto the path? Ah that’s the tricky part. I have found the answer for me is to spent some time in my local park, sitting under the trees, listening to and watching the birds. Re-connecting to nature, to mother earth and all that she nurtures. The realisation that this is what it is all about. But that’s just my suggestion, you may have other ideas.
And I think it’s all about the same thing – the search for balance in life. Do we get the balance right? Not always, in fact sometimes it can feel like an uphill struggle to do so. But in the end the fact that we are trying is the important part.
It is Spring - time to cut old ties, old habits and move forward with a fresh, new and reaffirmed outlook on life and how we choose to live it.