Thursday, July 19, 2018

Inner Simplicity

My week has been revolving around redoing book covers, contemplating directions, and trying to feel peaceful in a time of great turbulence. I don't have an answer for how others do this but sometimes I fail and find that heaviness growing in my chest. It's when I need lots of deep breaths.

When we were in Arizona for most of the winter, our son kept our place here, and when we got home, some things had been rearranged. He'd also pulled out a book that I'd bought long ago but had it in a bookshelf somewhat forgotten. I've been reading pieces out of it ever since and thought if readers here haven't already found it, they might find it helpful in times like these.

Hint, it involves tuning back negativity and a little less news :). I understand that if you think everything is being destroyed, it's hard to do that. I don't though believe negativity will change that and tuning out a bit can make someone stronger coming back. Trust me, it'll still be there. If you study history much, you know it's always been there...


T. Paine said...

With the turbulence and tumult of the world, I think simplicity and peace are sorely needed. There was a time when I felt at peace most of the time; I had a very active prayer life and had removed myself from the day to day politics of the world. I spent far more time donating my time in helping others instead of worrying about myself. The rewards, satisfaction, and inner peace was remarkable.

This is a part of why I want to move away from politics on my blog now. I don't know that any minds have ever been changed because of our discussions on it and the level of vitriol has gone through the roof. (And yes, I have sadly contributed to that at times.) It is time to step back and look at life with a different perspective now. That is what I want to do; hopefully that will bring back more peace into my life and those that I am blessed to touch in my life.

Peace be with you, Rain!

Rain Trueax said...

It's hard to not let that happen as things happen today. I hope you share your new blog name. I just switched this one back and forth, trying to make it peaceful but then once in a while :)

T. Paine said...

I'll definitely let you know what the new blog is when I start it.

Majormajor said...


Any issues with these?

Eleven earthquakes ranging from 2.8 to 5.6 magnitudes were reported off Oregon's southern coast Tuesday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Rain Trueax said...

Oregon has a lot of small quakes but whether they mean the big one is coming is debatable. I do always wonder when they happen. When I stay at the coast, I like to be above 50'-- above the tsunami height-- they think :)

I wonder more about all the heat, the fires in Greece, unusual heat in Japan-- is climate change about to change our earth.

kold_kadavr_ flatliner said...

Withe world N esp our nation as violent as
it is, dear, we must find God first to
have a PIECE of the PEACE.
God bless your indelible soul.

Meet me Upstairs someday, girl.
Let's gitta BIG-OL-BEER and a dishOsnaxx.
Gotta lotta tok about discussing our
RITEng nonillions? centillions? google?
of novelety.

God bless your indelible soul.
God bless you with discernment.
Cya soon Upstairs...