Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Shhhhh!!!!!!

Man dwells apart though not alone,
   He walks among his peers unread;
The best of thoughts which he hath known
  For lack of listeners are not said.
             James Orchard Halliwell


I am back in my thinking place, the place where all things seem possible and I can turn off my worry. The wind is blowing, the trees are rustling and I am calm.

The past few weeks have had me in a very emotional place, one I need to get out of. There are so many things in this life, I, like many of you, cannot control. I find there are a lot of things that I would like to control but it is not in my power. The health of myself and the ones I love. The thoughts and expectations of other people. The weather, be it too hot, too cold, to wet, or to dry. I cannot change any of it, and I know that but, I continue to let it bother me. I know I should truly accept it and continue on my happy way.


I have been trying to help the people I love and trying to please everyone, something I have finally came to the conclusion is an impossible feat. I must accept that fact as part of my life and just do my best without the guilt. I have to start thinking more about myself and not worry so much about other people. Someday they will understand; I cannot change their way of thinking or doing,  just as they cannot change mine.

Shhh!!! listen; that is the sound of my peace and my sanity coming back. I cannot control this sound even if I wanted to and I am sure I would never want to, it is the way it is. I am just happy to sit back here and listen and think when I need to.

There are no other sounds except the wind whistling through the trees; it is so powerful it muffles the song of the birds, who try to sing louder to be heard. The sun tries to penetrate the thick green canopy of leaves to reach me.  Neither can control their obstacle but they never give up.


Shhh!!!

Later

19 comments:

  1. It's hard when loved ones have health scares.

    I'm glad you found some solace in nature.

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  2. I'm sorry things are rough right now but glad you made it to your thoughtful spot and got re-charged with peace.

    This is my thoughtful spot --->

    http://www.cataractfalls.com/

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  3. I hear ya loud and clear. Or...ssshhhh and quiet. Either way, I can relate. Glad you have a 'spot' to go to. I do too, I just haven't taken the time to go there. I'd probably get chiggars or ticks anyway, the grass is too high!!! We've been too busy to mow it.
    Take care,
    Cindy Bee

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  4. I know how easy it is to worry, and how hard it can be to stop. I'm glad you found a stopping place.

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  5. Ohhh, that's a bug hat? I wondered! I suppose I could wear my bee veil....

    Cindy Bee

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  6. Life can be so difficult. I'm sorry your in a phase such as that now. May nature continue to be your solace.

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  7. I understand the lack of control over health and weather...and the worry. I'm glad you're finding some peace!

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  8. Nature is very healing and you have such a beautiful, quiet, place there. It is terrible when those we love are ill, but it doesn't help for us to become ill too, with worry about them. I am glad you have this place where you can be enveloped in peace and then carry that peace with you when you go back to your life.

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  9. i've never known any farmer not to stress and worry about the weather. it is part of your dna. and family worries? well, humans bring as much pain as joy, i'm afraid. glad you are doing better.

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  10. Something I say to my mother now and again... you came into this world alone and you will go out the same way... try to live a happy life in between and do what pleases you. She doesn't listen much. Lol.

    We all experience rough patches that can bring us way down. Things will eventually resolve themselves. Big hugs. xoxo

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  11. Buttons

    In the last month or so I, too, have had some hard things to deal with. I have learned that it is necessary to take the time to pray, think, cry, and be upset, if needed.

    Good for you for going out into nature to find your peace.

    Prayers and Good Wishes to you!

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  12. I've just read through all of your comments and there are definitely some wise words in there.
    I'm glad you have somewhere to go to be at peace and to rest your worried mind.
    I hope everything settles down a bit for you soon.
    Take care!!

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  13. People who have a thinking place, especially a wonderous one like yours are truly blessed. I feel so sad for those so crammed together or in such desperate situations that they have no place out of the pandemonium to catch their breath.

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  14. First, thank you for sharing such personal feelings... especially for me who have been feeling so down these past few days. Second, thank you for sharing your stand on trying to help and save everyone. I am a repeat offender. Over and over again, until I fall sick. I am so glad you are finding yourself in that place, because as hard as it may be to get there, it sure makes the load more bearable when you are not caring someone else's too.

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  15. I thankful you have found some comfort...

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  16. I don't know what you are going through but I do hope that you can find peace in the situations going on in your life right now. One thing I ask myself anymore is will I be mad at myself if I don't do something or say something or will I be mad if I say or do something. The older I get the more I let it out that I'm mad and don't like what's going on. I speak my mind and if they don't like it that's fine with me. I used to keep it in and I'm much happier now that I let it out!

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  17. Peace is in your bush for you. Do hope all turns out alright - thinking of you as always..love M xoxox

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  18. you would not be a women, a mother, a farmer (a human) without these thoughts. just to know you are never alone in thinking them.
    hugs...

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  19. I hope you can return to your special spot frequently to help you work through your feelings, give you a sense of peace to help you through these times. All the best, Buttons!

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