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Welcoming the Human Experience

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Here is a quote I found today in Goodreads.com:

"When I get lonely these days, I think: So BE lonely, Liz. Learn your way around loneliness. Make a map of it. Sit with it, for once in your life." ― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

It is like saying "welcome the human experience." In a world where everything is labeled as good or bad, positive or negative, I will just be in my experience today and just enjoy being alive. emoticon



Love, Chelsea
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NOLAZYBUTT110 5/10/2013 11:34PM

    It reminds me of a Book I once read by a Dr Low, and he was always was approaching things on a similar level.... "If its a feeling, its not alway a fact! In so many words feelings are not facts! So what we hear inside us or by another person; can not alway be the truth! Making ones own way in life should have that approach, then more people would not have a negative self before their eyes. Nor have negatives feelings for long! For they are not always what we are! The sum is not away being the total! Sometimes we have to go against what we were brainwashed to feel! FEELINGS are NOT Facts! susana emoticon

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MICKEYH 5/9/2013 1:07AM

    Love the quote. Thanks for sharing. I think I saw the movie " eat, play, love" emoticon

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ANYVAR54 5/5/2013 10:24PM

    Today IS a new day. thank you for sharing.

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PRACTICINGPEACE 5/5/2013 9:13PM

    Beautiful reminder . . . Thank you, Chelsea.

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LIVINGFREE19 5/5/2013 6:13PM

    You are never alone, Chelsea. All of your SP friends are just a computer click away!

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FLORIDASUN 5/4/2013 10:16AM

    Hello my beautiful Chelsea! First of all I must say you are NEVER alone...I mean truly alone. You always have your angels and of course the most joyful companion...YOU! I have some girlfriends that tell me how lucky I am to have my DH and I truly treasure him and the gift of his companionship. BUT I also think that people do most of their inner growth on their own. Sometimes having a constant distraction keeps you from doing the harder work and that is just being.

Your cats are such fine companions and you have such a beautiful spirit and personality I'm sure you will be meeting your neighbors and making new friends in no time.

Also..I have found that volunteering is a wonderful way to meet the kind of people that I like to surround myself with..giving to others is giving back to the self just a thousand times magnified!

Hugs to you! Love you dear friend! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ILIKETOZUMBA 5/4/2013 12:34AM

    That's a beautiful way to express that. :) I used to do it when I lived alone in grad school and hadn't made any friends yet and the nearest friend I had was my boyfriend in a city/state 500 miles away while my family and other friends were about 1200 miles away...anyways, there were a LOT of lonely times but I did enjoy it. Going out to see the sights of my new town and the beautiful surrounding nature, getting to know myself through plenty of inner reflection, observing the world around me, finding peace in the quiet... I mean, a person definitely needs to get out and about and interact with people sometimes. I could never be a hermit! But I do love quiet time just for myself. :)


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WORKOUTWITHPAM 5/3/2013 9:10PM

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BLUEROSE73 5/1/2013 10:42PM

    beautiful thought and image. Thank you for sharing

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FISHER011 5/1/2013 10:02PM

    Love it Chelsea! The picture is fitting & so wonderful!
Thank you for sharing-gives me insight & I will be thinking of you & your post in my thoughts & prayers.
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GAILANN48 5/1/2013 8:50PM

    Lovely, Chelsea, just lovely.

Today I met with a 55 year old man who had just returned from a 6 month journey to find "the secret." When I asked him about what he'd learned, he just pointed to his chest and said, "The revolution, the change, must be in here - and what is outside of us can't be allowed to determine who we become."

Between what he said, and what you've said in this blog, I've got a lot to think about.

Thank you, my friend.
:) Gail

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ALIHIKES 5/1/2013 8:34PM

    Very thoughtful quotation, thank you for sharing!
Alison

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POPSY190 5/1/2013 7:58PM

    There's a huge difference between being alone and loneliness. Too many people confuse the two.

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CHESAKAT41 5/1/2013 7:39PM

    Loneliness is a state of mind - a mind not prepared to entertain itself...fulfill your needs with joy, seek Him for with Him you are never alone...
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PEPPYPATTI 5/1/2013 6:58PM

    Thank you for sharing the quote & loved the picture!
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MOM2ACAT 5/1/2013 4:26PM

    I saw that quote today too and really liked it.

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KATWELL88 5/1/2013 1:29PM

    Embrace the human experience sounds like something Caine would say " the yin/yang ( good/ bad parts of life) "

Sometimes I embrace the quiet times to " reflect what I'm learning so far" and create a new story for awhile. emoticon

Which reminds me I plan to read " eat pray love" hopefully next month. ( as I type my father is singing playing the ukulele " don't be cruel" by Elvis. emoticon emoticon

Catch ya later!

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HEALTHY-SPARK 5/1/2013 12:04PM

    I like this!

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CAJUNBUCKEYE59 5/1/2013 11:50AM

    I know exactly what you mean,but being alone can be a good thing also, a time to reflect on where you are in life and the changes you need or want to make.. to just blow off bad energy also. I was taught as a boy that we are never really alone the good lord is with us at all times emoticon and them there are the other two, in the trio. Me myself and a I are there also...have a great day Chelsea...hugs

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SUNSHINE192DAY 5/1/2013 9:02AM

    I truly think this was meant for me! Thank you hun!

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GCHUNG 5/1/2013 8:30AM

    You'll always have your SP friends so escaping loneliness is a keystroke away.

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SLIMMERJESSE 5/1/2013 8:25AM

    I totally agree with that quote. Some things just have to be ridden out, like a tunnel that we go through, it'll end
and life will pleasantly resume.

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HUNGRYWOMAN2 5/1/2013 8:24AM

    Lovely illustration to go along with some great insights. Powerful, inspiring, and extremely difficult.
I too, enjoy good reads. emoticon for sharing.

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