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    CYNTHIUSS   12,016
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Inspiration from others led me back

Thursday, January 26, 2012

I got an e-mail from Spark, a sharing of how weight buried the real person, insulated her from living. I knew that was true for me as well. I read peoples comments. Some of the comments touched my soul. One was a quote about being in the journey versus being a critic of the journeying person. I'm not savy enough to get that quote here right now, it was a Roosevelt quote from 1910, from another member. I friended him. His sharing of the inspirational quote resonated in a part of my life I've been struggling with, the critic of my journey. The critic is always somewhere, in some form. It may be past or present. It may be a goverment official (as in my case) or in your own head (which is also my case often, although over the years I've been transforming my inner critic into an optimist....I digress).
Another comment was about building a path with bricks.....a supportive beautifully written comment that reminded me I was in the process of placing the next brick in my journey. I could look back at the path I've come from, stand where I am and take in now, and I could look forward to the future as I decide where to place that next brick. And as I decide where that path will lead....
Anyway, it all brought me back here. The inspirational pieces shared by various members reminded me what an amazing constellation we are. A constellation of sensitive, wise, creative souls journeying and trying to be conscious of the journey. An inspiring constellation of multifaceted beauty.

I'm ready to let my star shine, a good healthy shimmer, delighting in now and in putting down the brick on my path carefully, aiming toward a future full of choices, I want to journey amongst this constellation of amazing folks. As for the critic....it was just a piece of rock that looked like a falling star....flying past....

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SUSANSCH 1/28/2012 6:41PM

    ya, ya, here I am ... I'll try too.



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EVER-HOPEFUL 1/27/2012 10:47AM

    emoticon it is great to see you bloging again love and to know you are still here.i also have been hit and miss on here as life gets in the way along with that my own doubts in my self and my abilities.like you i plan on taking one brick at atime to make my yellow brick path on the way to finding the real me and hopefully reaching goal at the same time,..i wish you luck and patience on youir journey but i know you will reach your destinations end.have faith,believe inyourself.you can do this. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HOPEFUL2DAY! 1/27/2012 12:34AM

    I am so glad you're back and I can so relate to that "critic". I am my own worst critic and unfortunately - I'm really good at it. Trying to drown out that voice that says I can't.

Awesome idea on the timer! I used it today. It made me more aware of time in chunks. That may sound odd, but it was all running together in one ginormous slide I had no control of. Putting time in chunks and then designating what I was going to do with it was awesome. I actually got my house straightened and a ton of homework completed! Best of all - I drank my water, stayed in my food ranges and the exercise I did when I cleaned the house (ya gotta start somewhere, right?)

Thanks for the encouragement and again, it's good to see you. :)
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NANCY1BE 1/26/2012 6:38PM

    Welcome Back and Good luck! I just found my way back too. From a poignant spark email ;-)

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BLUE42DOWN 1/26/2012 4:32PM

    Beautifully stated.

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