Sunday, January 13, 2013

Winter Journey

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Have you been enjoying your winter? I've been on a bit of a journey. Not a walk, not a trip, but a journey of the self. I've found the need to hibernate a bit. Find solitude. Create a nurturing space of grace and peace. I've been cleaning out the clutter, both from my home and my mind. You know...that old stuff that doesn't really suit me anymore.


Both fear and fearlessness are part of the territory on journeys such as these. For each fearless step I take, I leave behind a small part of who I was. And that makes me sad. But I must be willing to love and leave that old me behind, so that I can fully honor the me that is now and embrace the me that is to come.

I find, as I go through life, journeys such as these are needed. Step by step. Determining a new path through uncharted territory. Seeking the light but appreciating the shadows. Hugging trees and wiping tears as I go. 

If you are feeling the need to journey inward, I hope you heed the call. One fearless step at a time, the journey is one of necessity. This time of year is made for journeys such as this. Rest. Rejuvenate. Renew. Journey onward, fellow whisperers.

7 comments:

  1. Your words speak volumes. The quiet of winter has a way of forcing us to listen to the once unheard voices within. Enjoy your journey of renewal.

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  2. I too have been enjoying the quiet of the new year...seeking new paths...best to you on your journey...

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  3. Those are the hardest journeys to take. It is easy enough to pack a suitcase and know what to take and what to leave behind...but much harder to move forward and let go of the "old" that we know~ no matter how painful that "old" might have been. It is an old we understand and have become comfortable with. God bless you. I hope your time of peace and serenity is good....very, very good- xo Diana

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  4. i have been doing much more soul searching and following my heart and it feels good. at the end of the day whatever i accomplish is nothing in comparison to what i did for my friends and my family. good for you!

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  5. Journeys like this always end up being such a blessing! I too am trekking on this self journey. Making decisions and changing direction. Fun and scary all at the same time.
    Enjoy
    Hugs
    SUeAnn

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  6. Sounds like a wonderful way to start the year. Examining our lives and making those changes are always more complicated and painful than doing the same for our homes, that's for sure. Thanks for sharing this. It's beautiful, as is your photograph.
    Liz

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  7. Your words, as your previous commenters have praised, are very profound. I would like to comment on your beautiful picture. Is that your own picture? It really is stunning.

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