Balance and True Peace

Find balance and be satisfied. Then live your life. Once you experience balance and true peace, life is much easier ~ Johnny Blackbird

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If we are mindful about living in the now we are able to take note of what is going on around us. By re-awakening our senses and using them wisely, we are then able to embrace the Five Senses. To see the myriad colors of life. To taste the sweet nectar of love. To feel the touch of silk over skin. To listen to the songs of birds on a wing. To smell the fragrance of an abundance of flowers.

Then meld these with the Five Virtues – Truth, Compassion, Contentment, Humility and Love. All of this will remind us that we are more than the cluttered thoughts we allow inside our heads. This is what will bring us back to the moment. This is what will bring us Balance and True Peace.

This post was inspired by a good friend of mine. Check out Johnny Blackbird’s Blog Blackbird and Colors here and be sure to check out his shop to see an array of exquisite Hat Bands that tell a story.

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Love waits

It is at the edge of a petal that love waits  ~  William Carlos William

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Love has many meanings and for the most part we tend to get caught up in its complexities and try to be too many things to too many people. We lose our sense of balance and we either take more than we need or we give away far too much of our self, our very essence.  We tend to look beyond the obvious, that Love begins with us.  Once we make that deeper connection to self we realize the power of self love. To truly give our love to others we have to first love ourselves and when we put it into practice then and only then will we experience an awakening.

Our life path seemingly rickety and likened to a skeleton stretched across a barren land but in that moment of awakening, there love waits.

Inner Sanctuary

Within you there is a stillness and sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself  ~  Hermann Hesse

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So many of us go through life being supportive of others. Always offering a helping hand or a shoulder to lean on. All of which is a drain on our spiritual equilibrium. Never, or very seldom, do we take time for ourselves.  In order to get in touch with our needs and desires, we must embrace self-awareness and self-love.  I have found the best way to align Mind, Body and Spirit is through Meditation and EFT tapping.

To discover inner peace we need to take command of our thoughts which in turn will bring about a harmonious and balanced state of mind. By restoring our energy balance and becoming more aware and mindful of ourselves, we will be free to live our lives within our realm of Love, Peace and Tranquility

Indifference

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Every so often I have come across someone who practices the Art of Indifference… and believe me, it is an Art.  I wonder to myself if this is something that they have learned along Life’s way, from a parent or has it been there within the very core of their beings right from the start? Out of all the emotions, I think indifference is the most calculating of them all. Only when you are on the receiving end of indifference do you feel the impact of its power. We can overcome anger, we can change attitudes with love but as long as indifference stands in our way, nothing will change. The person who holds indifference close to their heart in the end, has no heart.

“Three Days, Three Quotes Challenge.”

Day  Three:
A big thank you to earthwalking13 for nominating me for the “Three Days, Three Quotes Challenge.” Be sure to take time out to visit this interesting and thought provoking blog – an absolute joy to read!

Here are the Rules:
Thank the person who nominated you.
Post a quote for three consecutive days.
Nominate three bloggers for each post.

And the Quote:
Love is, in fact, an intensification of life, a completeness, a fullness, a wholeness of life ~ Thomas Merton

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And My Nominees Are:
Empowered Everyday
Thoughts!Pens!Words!
Undersquid

There is no timeline to respond, and you do not have to participate if you don’t want to, but it would be great if you would take time out to visit these blogs. Super interesting!

Authentic Truth

The authentic true self that we recognize when we look at ourselves in a mirror. Those first moments as a young child when we see our reflection and recognize the person staring out at us. The moment when we look into those eyes, into that conscience, and realize that no matter how many stories become fabricated fragments of ourselves over time.. eventually our authentic truth will balance everything out.

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A young Grady

Always be true to yourself because one day you might come face to face with your conscience ~ Grady