‘Smile, breathe and go slowly.’ ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
Good and bad (positive and negative) are all manmade,
sinners and saints are all manmade. And they are not different
at all; the difference is only superficial, very superficial,
not even skin-deep. Scratch a little, and in your saint
you will find the sinner.
just popping in to say, hello lovelies..
i’ve been spending some autumn-ness, curled, on a bed
of golden leaves.. enjoying some quiet time.
well, not quite.. ha!
i have spent most of this week laying on the bed or the sofa lol.
had an enormous abscess, very nearly on my ahem….
tender parts. so so painful, felt completely exhausted
and very shitty.. i opted not to take the anti-biotics
(unless infection kicks in, and it’s absolutely necessary)
so with the aid of homeopathy, hot compress’ and
natural poultices, healing is slow but steady - so far -
feel so much better for taking the natural route.
still not completely cleared, but on the mend..
the worst seems to be over. thankfully : )
‘Life has a way of tripping us up when we dictate the terms’
doesn’t it just!
although, apart from the discomfort,
(or more realistically, excruciating pain!)
preventing me from much movement, i have quite enjoyed
doing nothing much. even managed to get completely
engrossed in a book i recently acquired -
‘the dance of the dissident daughter’ by sue monk kidd -
a great read.
’the secret life of bees’ and ’the mermaid chair’
are also wonderful reads.
have you read any of her books ?
i love the way she writes, her ability to pick you up, and
take you with her - so thoughtfully.
what i haven’t liked, this week - and very much noticed it -
was my aversion to saying ‘no‘.. to chores.. necessities, like
meals and stuff.. but, yet again. i had to accept, that sometimes,
there’s that necessity/obligation to self first.. to allow healing,
so that we can function.. whole, again.. imperfectly..
do you find it easy to turn off, when you need to..
and let others look after themselves, and you ?
"It's better to say no when you need to, and to say yes
when you want to. Otherwise, anger will creep in, and
you'll resent the person or the obligation.
Affirm: I feel no guilt when I say no to someone."
~ Brian L. Weiss, M.D.
i lurve.. these creatures.. and being a taurean,
can often resemble them, in my stubbornness!
this time, being stubborn prevented me from guzzling down those
anti-biotics, cos a part of me was a little afraid of infection..
and wanted to ;)
have a great weekend folks : )
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