Monday, March 30, 2009

Embrace and Endure

By nature, I'm optimist. I have always been this way. I have been struggling, fellow dreamers. I feel like Luke fighting Vader in The Empire Strikes Back: battered and beaten.

The most recent events in my life are threatening to erode my spirit. I have tried my best to keep afloat. It has been challenging. Today, I had a heart to heart talk with Neo. He always brings me back to my center. What stuck out most is this: I have to embrace all these feelings to heal and endure this difficult time right now.

If you come to Swanofdreamers and think wow, Shell appears happy and positive all the time. Just know there are days when I have to work extra hard to stay positive. Trying to maintain my hope with the Dark Side creeping in is challenging. If your reading this and your struggling too in whatever form, know you are not alone. I'm right with you.

So if your weary, had it up to here, can't take it anymore, about to give up, all I can say is this. Embrace all these feelings even the most painful ones. Then find a way to endure whatever difficulty your having. Follow your fascinations or talk to a trusted friend. Get up for a morning walks or evening runs. Whatever you can do to keep sane and keep going. Do it! One day, I promise you the sun will rise and you'll wake up feeling free. I don't know when the day will come. It will.

If life is good for you right now. Know that I'm happy for you. Revel in what delights you and share all your juicy goodness with others.

As always, Sweet Dreams to you all.


Cheryl Lynn said...

Magnificent and heartfelt. You really brought some things home for me with this post. I appreciate you, much.

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

as always, your blog touches me.

I genuinely hope that whatever you are traveling through which makes you less than happy is a short avenue...and that you are able to know when you're through it and not just living the memories of it!

P.S. I just looked at your profile - anybody who can put "Jumpin Jack Flash" next to "Now Voyager" and "Marie Antoinette" next to "The Enchanted Cottage" (one of the great unsung movies!) is somebody on my own mind thread!

glorv1 said...

Hi Shell, thank you for your nice comment on my blog. We all have our times when "things" are out of place and we don't feel as if we are going to get past the feeling. We do, though. It is part of our journey here on earth, the ups and the downs.I send you good feelings of hope, faith, and friendship, and may you get past these moments. Take care Shell.

Poetic Dreams said...

Shell Sweetie,
Please know I am here for ya anytime ya need a listening ear. Been saying prayers for ya hun. I hope the sun will shine again in ya spirit. I wish nothing but goodness and Blessings for ya hun. Biggest Hugs~

Sarah said...

I should have read this post first but I was working backwards. I don't think of you as always happy as I know you have been through some sad times recently and these feelings take a long time to heal. But I do think of you as a positive and strong person who, despite difficult events, does exactly what you have described. I admire the way you can share your feelings and by doing so, help others not to feel alone.
Keep strong Shell.
Sarah x

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