Life can be very busy and fast and sometimes we can feel disconnected from the people and things that we care most about. Maybe even from ourselves. A brooding sense that something is missing or not quite right can disturb our sense of peace or contentment.
And yet, it is within our abilities to self-monitor and keep turning our thoughts and hearts back to those things that feed us and bring us joy. Or maybe we have forgotten what those things are. Sometimes we just need a little prod to remember... I hope these little thoughts and stories trigger a moment of joy and inspire you to keep finding more.
"There will not be peace on Earth till there is peace in the heart of every man, woman and child."
Since I was very young people have been confiding in me. I have seen it as a great priviledge that they feel safe enough with me to open up and share their thoughts and fears. It has taught me a lot. The lessons have not always been easy ones. It is difficult to watch other people struggle and to care so much about their victory but, ultimately, acknowledge that each of us must find our own path and make our own choices, good and bad! What is obvious to the observer maybe be completely hidden from the person who has the power to do something about it. And they (usually) don't like to be told!
So what can we do? Just love them. Continue to listen and cross our fingers. Sometimes to let them go, trusting they will find their way.
But surely there is more? I feel it is now time for me to start to reflect back some of what I have observed, to share any insights I may have.
Perhaps this simple blog will help others as they journey and smooth their path in some small way.