joy in troubled times
Photo from Tumbler: Muslims of the World
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Life brings us hardship
Yet joy can be found within
Find your Middle Ground
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Find your Middle Ground is about stepping away from stressful days and anxious minds, and taking time to pause.

When we rest in this place,  we are able to let go of judgments and how we wish things should be. We allow ourselves to open up to what is in this moment. And in doing so, connect with our authentic being and life energy. We find contentment no matter what is happening in the highs and lows of life.

I  believe that we can all contribute to world peace. It starts with being kind to ourselves and finding peace within ourselves. Helping others is a good place to start, but the real work is ours to do for ourselves. We must find that peaceful, nourishing and inspiring place I call our Middle Ground.

 

 

About Val Boyko

Val Boyko is originally from Scotland and came to the United States over 25 years ago. At "Find Your Middle Ground" Val brings together her experience as a life coach, yoga teacher and mentor, to inspire awakening to the light and inspiration within us all. This blog is a place of exploration and discovery as we all explore finding harmony and peace, in the highs and lows of life 💛

32 comments on “Haiku – joy within

  1. What a lovely expression of what it means to find peace, within and within the world, Val.

    You made my heart smile in recognition this morning. Truth does that! 🙂

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  2. Thank you for this wonderful reminder than we can be at peace, regardless of the turmoil whirling around us. May wisdom and truth prevail!

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  3. “May wisdom and truth prevail!” Absolutely! Starting out with all those who seek to govern the rest of us. (Apologies for lowering the tone.)

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  4. a delightful reminder of the power of peace within

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  5. Thank you for this peaceful moment, dear Val.

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  6. In the midst of stressors a` la South Africa.. no electricity and black bully cops, I try nd I try. ThanQ Val. Blessings and lots of respect and kindness. Tara

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  7. Beautiful explained Val, we need to save ourselves and find inner peace, before we are able to save the world ❤

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  8. Lovely! Happy weekend Val 💕💚

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  9. So peaceful Val.

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  10. I love that expression ‘Taking time to Pause’. Most people are so filled up with Doing, Working, Socialising and everyday life, they never have time to just Pause (and Breathe). They never fully relax. Their bodies don’t get enough deep restful restorative sleep either. Stopping to smell the Roses is not just a saying (or quote), its a lesson for life.

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  11. Beautiful musings, Val. We can all contribute to peace when we are in touch with our authentic selves and start from where we stand. I wish you a joy-filled weekend.

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  12. thank you for being
    & helping me be,
    if only momentarily,
    that peace 🙂

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    • Each breath is an opportunity to embrace this peace. May you keep breathing and sharing your goodness and wisdom David 💕

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  13. I’m not really the calm, appreciative type, Val. My joy comes in waves and I don’t mind it that way. 🙂

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  14. Peace for the world begins by finding peace within ourselves … I love that concept.

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  15. I am working hard to find my middle ground these days. I have been out of the loop for so long with blogging and my blogger friends. Just wanted to stop by and what a lovely post to read from you! Thank you – you were my sign to find my middle ground! xo

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  16. Such lovely words of wisdom and a great shot too.

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  17. Touching and incredibly truthful as always! Thanks Val 🙏🏼💜

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  18. Self care is so important. I really believe that if we all took the time to really love on ourselves and care for our mental health, we would be able to be kinder, as a whole, to everyone else. On a podcast that I follow, Taylor Nolan always talks about how we often judge others based on what we judge ourselves on. I find this to be soooo true. Thanks for sharing. Spot on!

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