In the pendulum of life  … when we find ourselves off our path

woman off her path


every moment is an opportunity to re-commit

Don’t let your thinking get you down and disconnect you from what matters most


you are not your thinking

and the past is over

Let go of the thoughts and come into the present moment

The only moment is now

Connect with the spark within that is your guide and shining light on the path

girl walking on her path

And keep going – one step at a time.



29 comments on “* Off the Path

  1. Oh, so lovely and inspirational! 🙂


  2. Beautiful Val, such sage advice! When you say pendulum…I had this vision of it swinging here, between fellow bloggers…the way we support when our fellow friends are down….and then there is always a chance to return the support…the pendulum swings the other way! I am so grateful that we have found each other, and that you have been such an amazing fountain of strength! I hope you know if you ever need…the pendulum will swing the other way!! ❤


  3. Wise words, Val.


  4. Val ~ thanks for the morning hug. I needed it. xoxo


  5. “You are not your thinking
    Thanks for the reminder to remember that when those crazy thoughts overtake me 🙂


  6. I too like ‘you are not your thinking’ — when my daughter would get into her dark moments I would tell her — don’t believe everything you think — ’cause sometimes, our thinkin’ is stinkin’! 🙂

    I love that last photo — so sweet and promising and filled with possibility!


    • Thank you Louise! I love this photo too…. After I got over my “Where is her family?… What’s she doing out there by herself?”… and realize it is a photo that inspires thinking feelings and stories!
      Val x


  7. Thank you. And so true! Love, Amy


  8. i’m not
    letting go
    of that bear!
    no matter
    what i think 🙂


    • SMILE 🙂
      I wonder if her face is smiling or if she’s gritting her teeth… Its a photograph that prompts stories … and thoughts!


  9. A wonderful reminder, Val. x


  10. Yes! Living in the past will not produce the tranquility, stillness, and balance we need to live life with passion. No matter how or where we lost our way, the path is here, now ~ leading us on to the life of our dreams.

    When we reclaim a calm, centered way of living that refreshes and restores us, our sense of life balance returns. We stop looking over our shoulders and allow life to unfold. We tune out the past and tune in to the present.

    There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart. Pursue these. ~ Michael Nolan


  11. Thank you for this sage reminder on this beautiful Sunday morning Val!
    Diana xo


  12. We leave the house in sunshine, and then sometimes it rains. To the open heart, the walk is no less pleasant or healing for the latter.


  13. Carrie Cannady

    Beautiful – image and reminder. Thank you. We can begin again…anytime. 😉


I'd love to hear from you ...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: