Friday, November 02, 2007

Goodness I've been out of sorts lately. Life seems to be comming at me much faster than I can take it in. The school, the job, the family all add up to super frustration. I try to remind myself to do what I can and feel good about it, but I always find myself biting off more than I can chew and feeling guilty.

I'm still reading "Eat, Pray, Love" and I think the book has a lot to do with my current mood. When I first started reading it, I was frustrated with what I considered a melodramatic tone, but the more I read, the more I connect. Not that I want to change the entire course of my life, but her search for the spiritual is gnawing at me night and day. It seems as though I am once again caught up in all the "small stuff".

Recently I've been annoyed by everyone and everything that doesn't feel genuine. What I've come to understand is that they have only been reflecting me. I have not been true to myself. I fill my days with dishes and laundry and don't allow myself to listen to what my heart is saying. I've been neglecting me and that is never a good thing. And so I am going to begin taking the first 15 minutes of every day to center myself and listen to the pulse of my heart. It's a small step back to where I should be.

And Help Him Comfort
from Love Poems From God

God has
a special interest in women
for they can lift this world to their breast
and help him
comfort.


I will begin by comforting myself.

7 comments:

aola said...

I think that maybe those restless (irritable)days help us to re-center ourselves,at least they let us know something is off and we need to at least exam it.

Shawn said...

Great post Sandra. I've been reading (listening to) eat, pray, love too and I need to get back to it and finish it. Thanks for the reminder and the beautiful poem.

~hugs~

Shawn

Katt said...

Hello Mon Ai....(giggles) I think i have more unbalanced days that balanced ones sometimes. Thank goodness for a God that whispers to our hearts and helps us see we are weaving on our path LOL.
Chin up chicky, and the 15 minute idea is a good one. Brighter days are ahead...just remember how much you are love by not only your family but most of the people you meet.. You have a special light that shines from you.
I will be quite now... love ya
Mom

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

Sandra,
I hope you are feeling better and what insight.
I hope you don't mind, but I LOVE those free graphics and I shared them on Creative Blogs.
It's not a full feature.....but I will do one someday.

Kristen said...

I love that poem. Beautiful.

Centering is good thing.

Becky said...

The poem made my day.
I need that 15 mins, too. Thanks for reminding me.

Old Folks Blog said...

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You have a great gift of words.
Love Ya.