We all have secret lives. Sometimes dark and brooding and sometimes bright and light. But, these squirrels seem to be enjoying the latter! I posted this photo of a squirrel some months ago but didn’t know who to attribute it to. Now I have found out the name of the photographer, Geert Weggen. Please enjoy this post from One Beautiful Thing.
In the past, my past, music could always make me feel good. This post features Loggins and Messina. I hadn’t heard them for a long time and upon listening I found my heart vibrating with happiness. If you enjoy this song, check out their concert; its super.
Letters travel across a blue ocean
Ascending toward the zenith
Fluidity gives meaning between words
A continuous song from the misty sea
In between the meaning is heaven’s gate
Where Andromeda keeps her watch
I hear a blackbird sing upon arrival
A hawk glides overhead, it knows your name
Words have a way of telling more than we know
The ocean doesn’t seem so wide tonight.
For Little Bird
As a trauma survivor, I tend to avoid myself like the plague. Feelings are, more often than not, something to flee. This post helps me to want to embrace them so I can continue healing.
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looksoutside dreams. Who looks inside, awakens. -Carl Jung
You look inside upon the vastness of the soul and realize how much you don’t know; you are a witness to your own inhibitions and ignorance. The canyon walls are inflected with beauty and ugliness, which in itself draws you
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Important thoughts that I needed to be reminded of and perhaps you do too. I know I needed to hear that mental illness is not a character flaw.
Click on “View Original Post” to enlarge this chart. It has many helpful suggestions for when one is under mental and emotional duress.
This quote helped my self-esteem today. I usually feel so defective. Perhaps, I can think of some things that are right with me each day too. How about you?
I feel this relates to all types of abuse and neglect..
“The aftereffects of Post-Incest Syndrome are not ‘problems’ to be ‘overcome’, but coping mechanisms that have negative side-effects. By attaching the concept of ‘disorder’ to these consequences, we damn the incest survivor to weakness instead of attributing to her the strength of spirit, creativity, and endurance that she deserves–that she has earned.”
~ Secret Survivors by E. Sue Blume