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When the chips are down

be grateful for the journey

Nothing has gone wrong


Change your perspective

Breathe in acceptance and love

Find your Middle Ground


When something goes wrong in our lives, we often spend a lot of time going over what happened. Our ego-mind goes into analytical mode, trying to figure it out, so it can fix it, or come up with a story that is acceptable. I found myself in this state earlier this week.

After two sleepless nights of going over an unexpected and disturbing event, and trying to come up with the answer that would make me feel better …. I woke up with the answer. In the calm of the dawn, there was no answer other than to breath in love and acceptance. To allow the heart to open and the mind to let go of trying to fix the unfixable.

When we move from our heads to hearts, transformation happens. Embracing loving kindness and simply allowing the things to be that we can’t control, shifts the energy and brings about balance.

I came across these words from The Deep Heart by John J. Prendergast

“It is enough that we listen and follow moment to moment. It is enough that we are open, are available, and take the next obvious step and see what happens. It is enough when the ordinary mind bows down to the wisdom of the heart and trusts the movement of a wiser current. When we surrender to it, a natural authority in the core of our being guides our life quite beautifully”

It is enough to trust our hearts and come from a place of love. When we do we are living from our Middle Ground.

Follow this link to find out more about finding your middle ground.

28 comments on “Haiku – change perspective

  1. I’m glad you found the answer to whatever was bothering you. Hopefully you are sleeping better now.

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  2. Lovely, Val. Thanks for the peaceful and reassuring advice – accepting those things we cannot change… ❤

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  3. Very true and powerful. Unexpected events do knock us out of our ability to stay calm sometimes, it is so good to have this reminder of gratitude and acceptance – there is always an answer.

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  4. I hear you Val. I too have experienced at times the stress and sleepless times of not being able to change or control events out of my hands. I have two adult daughters that don’t have a good relationship, in fact, they really can’t share even family time together without a blowup. I’ve had to learn that I can’t fix it and that I even have made it worse (ended up once with daughter #1 not speaking to me for almost 7 years and not seeing my two grandchildren). So now I just love them both and let things flow forward and my life is in better balance.

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    • Such an important understanding, especially when we think we are the ones to bring about understanding and healing.
      We can lead a horse to water, but we can’t make it drink …. and then we consider why we feel the need to lead in the first place.
      Thank you Michele 💛🙏💛

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  5. Love the poem. So true. Sometimes the bad things happen to get us back on the right path. We just don’t see it from our perspective.

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    • Thank you Marlene. Hindsight is so helpful when we look back at the challenges in our lives … They get us back on the right path or give us new insights. Being more present to the lesson as it happens is the harder part. 💝

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  6. Sometimes the best thing to do is to stop thinking and Just Be.

    Aah . . . that’s better.
    And easier.
    And less stressful.

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  7. This is like a soothing tonic, Val. Such peace! I know that feeling…the constant analyzing…going over ever single event/conversation! It is exhausting…and for what? It rarely gives us the relief that we are searching for, and yet letting go and accepting does! Beautiful!
    I hope that other than this blip, that things are going really well for you. May you constantly know peace ❤

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    • Thank you Lorrie. These blips are meant to gather our attention and invite us in to a greater knowing. It took a few days of analysing before I was able to let go. Thank you for your understanding 🙏💖


  8. To change our perspective, to not beat ourselves up, to settle in love–I so agree with you, Val. Glad you were able to find acceptance, and then share the process with so many others here.

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  9. Thank you for this reminder Val. I too end up grappling with situations, conflicting perspectives etc. Letting go- brings a deep sense of relief.
    You said it beautifully ❤️

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  10. Val,
    I had a similar experience yesterday and the day before. Sitting with my discomfort. Wanting it to be different. Then feeling the pain and realizing, it just is the way it is.
    AND I was just reading this book yesterday.
    Thank you for shining your light on my day,

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  11. Inspirational post, Val. I think, that by time I have learned to think about, what went wrong and when I find out, just to accept what I can’t change anyway and then go on with life. Why waste days of worrying, when we can smile and be happy?
    Much love to you ❤

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