*(also called the Horn of Plenty, not necessarily similar to being hoisted up and caught on the horns of a dilemma. Although sometimes there are plenty of dilemmas. OK, end of ramble. Maybe.)
Or maybe “corny coping, Ya!l”. Conflict and confusion and inconsideration and criminals and crypts and coffins and catalogues, clutter, in-comprehension and dis-comfort. Lots of us hoping there is a cure for calamity. Whew. What a past few days it has been. CRIMINY!
Right now I am seeking CLARITY with a side of COMFORT. It is time to explore further into the heart of… no, not THE heart. My heart. My beliefs. My CONCERNS, my passions, my wants and needs. My COURAGE.
I am not a Pollyanna type… oh, wait. I just looked up the definition, so I take that back. I am. Pollyanna – NOUN: an excessively cheerful or optimistic person.
I can’t help it, and wouldn’t want to anyway. There is just so much good here on Earth and an abundance of reasons to be grateful and, even more than happy, CONTENT.
Anyway, just lately, the world has been too much on my shoulders and in my thoughts and messing with my head. And when I say “world” I pretty much mean media, the news, Facebook rants, people STILL minding their neighbors’ business rather than taking care of their own, people STILL leaving their children in hot parked cars, people STILL using their phones while they drive, people STILL killing each other. ***
“Aha!” I thought,” I am being tested.” Shaking the fruit off of my tree of beliefs is humbling. How momentarily appealing it can be to rise to the challenge of being challenged. To join in with the throwing down of the gauntlet. (Hmmm, just what IS a gauntlet, anyway.)
(Gauntlet. Doesn’t look very comfortable. Also looks heavy. Don’t think I want one.)
S.T.O.P!!! Whoa! Time to get back to center. Do I want to be happy or do I want to be right? Is it worth it? As the road sign in Saint Kitts asked, “Will it be beneficial to all concerned?” Sidenote: I also liked the sign on a side road in Glastonbury, England: “Traffic calming scheme ahead”. I would rather, by a thousand percent, be CALM rather than COLLIDING or in CONFLICT.
*** I really don’t want to write these things. (See my own personal little rant above.) I don’t like the negative, the horrible, the grisly, the grime and grief and gore. I don’t like the vibration that emanates from ugly acts or arguments. That is not how or where I want to resonate, way down low and heavy and painful and barbed and prickly. I don’t want my ego to ever get the upper hand in leading this band, this march/stroll/journey on my path that IS my life. I want the light and airy and breezy and free and easy and delightful, yet insightful. I want to be a mighty force for good.
I want and intend my life to be about CURIOSITY, CO-EXISTING, COMPLETION. I intend to CAPTURE and COLLECT bright, sparkly minutes and experiences and delights. I really like it when lots of good things CASCADE into this arena where I live and CREATE. So be it.
I believe I need to re-CENTER. To COLLECT myself, CALM my nerves and practice self-CARE and mindful CONSIDERATION. During which I intend to CHILL and enjoy some CHOCOLATE, oh, and COFFEE!.
CRUISE on, my Peeps, and a great big Namaste.