“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.” – Buddha

 I have been away for some time … away from my writing … away from sharing the thoughts churning and swelling within my heart, mind, and soul. I’ve been on something of a journey … tasked by thoughts … thoughts creating feelings … thoughts creating confusion one moment, then clarity the next. And though growth has continued through these silent thought-filled times, my inner rhythm was disrupted. I drifted away … became detached from the center part of myself. Struggled to remain connected with that place at my core where heart and soul combine, intuition is born, and personal power is held. I fought to retain my center … but I see that I might have been better to drift until natural forces decided to once again unify me. Trying to control the movement of the universe, and its intentions for me is energy poorly spent. But my time finally came and I feel the synchronization once again forming and resonating.

Great changes have occurred during these times. Changes in relationships … changes in family … changes within me and how I shift to merge my feelings into these changes around me. I have come back to center, and see even clearer how my thoughts create the life I walk each day. And each day I continue to encounter both love and fears. Some fears are conquered while some simply step aside knowing they are returning at some future time. The past, worn as some cloak around one’s shoulders, is always worn but my work is always clear as to how I must step into, not away of such fears.

And now as my rhythm returns and my vision clears I am getting new sensations … It feels time for significant change … a sense of building energy gathering and connecting within me to be vulnerable and move into space likely filled with new opportunity and new feelings. This sense sings softly to me … its song is one of touching lives of others … through many paths and doorways … with kindness, love, and shared experiences. “Make a difference in a life” is the chorus … “Do what has meaning” is also sung … and the volume rises with each passing day.

Sharing stories of this humble warrior … sharing a journey of discovery, change, feelings, and more discovery and change … sharing in a way that has meaning to a life within me as well as outside.

“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” – Buddha

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