Thursday, March 29, 2012


Peeling an orange! It can be a chore or an almost sensual experience.  The aroma permeates the air, as if carried in by white sheer drapes blowing softly into a room decorated with white wicker furniture and an antique pitcher, brimming with yellow daisies, placed by the bed. Suddenly all cares vanish, as you begin to inhale this fresh clean scent.  Your thoughts turn to another time and place, or perhaps ahead to a time and place that hasn't yet surfaced.

Temporarily stunned by the actions of others, leaving you once again temporarily immobile, you place a slice of orange in your mouth and bite into it. The freshness and the juices consume you.  Sweet and juicy, you begin to notice the veins, the oil in the peel that squirts onto your fingertips, the fibers holding it together. You are consumed by this round orange globe that at one time, not too long ago, was a beautifully fragrant blossom. 

How amazing this world is.  How intricate it is, and how intoxicating it can be, if only you stop and pay attention.  If only you peel an orange.  If only you see. If only you let go, release, liberate.  Free yourself. Recall a time when there was innocence and your life and emotions weren't guarded.

The tangled lives we lead devour us at times.  We are stopped dead in our tracks by the insensitivity of others and their total and complete lack of the compassion that they so thoroughly believe they possess.  But in actuality do not. Though we might stumble we will, if we are of the mind, regain our footing and move forward.  For that is the only direction that there is!  My life has been a series of tumultuous changes.  This one, today, is no different. 

Changing your direction can be full of hope and have new meaning.  It can be magical and profound and amazingly simply, but only if you let it. It is in this place that you can find yourself, your personal truth and your life mission even more clearly than ever before.  Sometimes the path forward can be full of pebbles and hurt our feet, but with this comes an opportunity for a new experience as we learn we can walk on in wonder and excitement.
Not all scars show
not all wounds heal
often we don't see
the pain someone feels


"There are some people who put you down in life, mock your dreams, and challenge your personality; they look like winners. But in actual fact, they are only voicing out their insecurities and jealousy. Do not let them pull you down. Believe and accept yourself and hold onto what you believe in."~ Unknown

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