I Can’t Make You Love Me

exotic flowers

Bright, exotic flowers with pink roses. From my Instagram.

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Obey

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“Let’s not forget that the little emotions
are the great captains of our lives and
we obey them without realizing it.”
~Vincent Van Gogh, 1889

Happy Halloween!

pumpkin pie pumpkins

Organic pumpkins for pumpkin pie, on sale at local market. End of October, 2015.

“When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam,
May luck be yours on Halloween.”
~Author Unknown

Hallelujah!

tree leaves

Orange tree leaves, like fire on the branches of trees. Mid-October, 2015.

“October is a hallelujah!
reverberating in my body year-round…”
~John Nichols

Compromise

roses

The orange long stemmed miniature roses J gifted me last night. The photo makes them appear pink but they are orange. October 14, 2015.

“The living room should be a place where we feel totally at ease
– temple of the soul.” ~Terence Conran

When I look at this photo of the beautiful roses he gave me, I think it’s time to compromise and get rid of those ugly drapes! 😉

Bright Spot

yellow star

Inside the local grocery. Mid-April. It was a bad day, but it got better. – Flower, Orange Star.

The day I took this photo, I was having an incredibly bad day. It took much effort on my part, and on my sweets to turn my mood around. He pointed these flowers out to me.

Today, was a fantastic day! In fact, I had my stuff together and everything fell into place. Despite how great it all was, I took time to remind myself that every day can’t be like today and that every day isn’t as bad as the other day.

Every part of my experience in this world takes effort, and sometimes it’s real work. Whether, life throws monkey wrenches at me, or handfuls of chocolate my reaction/action/perspective is entirely up to me. My world, is mine to create! The power is yours for you as well 🙂

It’s Tricky

brown and yellow orchids

These orchids reminded me of fairies you only see in the autumn.

“A little kingdom I possess, where thoughts and feelings dwell; And very hard the task I find of governing it well.” – Louisa May Alcott

Peace // Stillness

orange candle burning bright

Orange candle just as it looked without edits, aside from adding my copyright.

I’ve had some health issues, new and old re-directing my life as of late. If you follow my spiritual blog, “Pocket Glass” you may see the photo of this beautiful orange candle burning ever so brightly in a post on that site as well. The nature of the main health issue is quite private so I won’t discuss it in detail here. On one hand, these issues feel like they are taking up much of my time and could keep me away from my little online journal but, I also feel it’s really important now for me to write as well. You may see many references to my beliefs here crossing over, keeping them only on my other blog is proving difficult.

Routines are very important to me, also my peace & quiet time. My poor sweetheart often feels left out, as I need alone time to reflect and meditate. I realize the goal is to be able to reach inside for that peace and bring it out into the world amidst all its chaos but, that goal for me has not yet been reached. It is something I try to work on daily. With this quiet, this stillness I hope to listen to my body and to hear it’s needs. I want to nourish the spirit within and heal my body but, I’ve got a long way to go. Let me leave you with this beautiful quote:

Listen to the inner light; it will guide you. Listen to inner peace; it will feed you. Listen to inner love; it will transform you, it will divinise you, it will immortalise you. – Sri Chinmoy