Posted at 12:37 pm , on February 8, 2021
Lately the isolation and smallness my world has been feeling as a result of our current situation in this pandemic has been constantly on my mind.
I think about the businesses suffering, the last time I went out to a store. The ways which people are coping with how their lives have been impacted, with feelings of powerlessness driving us each to find meaning. The sense of loss physically and mentally. It is painful. It hurts.
Then on our walks outside, I look around and wonder what it all means. Honestly, I dislike winter, the cold and darkness that comes with the season. But right now, it makes me feel alive. Walking outdoors reminds me of some important anchors of life.
The earth is resilient. A quality we all need to tap into before things get too much.
Each day, looking out at the beautiful way the sun chooses to come up, I feel that familiar admiration for the enduring nature and steadiness of our earth.
Regardless of the turmoil that may be happening, the sun rises and sets with magnificence, the seasons change and life rises and falls. Like a heartbeat, a rhythm for us to grasp onto, bringing the swirling impermanence of now back into some form of perspective. It grounds my thoughts for a short while and brings much needed peace to my mind.
While it isn’t the answer to all the problems of the world, it brings hope, strength and perspective back to ground me and help me make space to plan and strategize how to move forward within.
It’s a time to become inventive. A place to work out new ways to navigate and build on that fundamental quality that we as humans are innately capable- resilience.
I do have more to say about this, maybe soon. For now, go for a walk today, get outside for just a little bit. It could be good for you.
Posted at 8:13 pm , on December 13, 2020
that little voice inside of you
that no one else can here
it whispers to you all day long
it’s loving and sincere
that voice it knows
what’s right for you
when you should say no
when it’s time to let things go
or how to follow throug
no one else can tell you
or inspire that feeling inside
that inner voice within your heart
trust it to always be your guide
writing & art by: Lisa K
Posted at 12:38 am , on December 10, 2020
sometimes I wonder…
why must the heart feel such anguish?
why is there suffering and pain?
what is it that this life for?
what are we here to attain?
what would empathy be without sadness?
how would we feel compassion without knowing hurt?
sometimes I wonder…
why can my heart feel so full of joy?
why does love drive so deep there are no words?
why do we experience such emotions?
what are we to learn from the unspoken?
what is hope if we don’t know love?
how can there be kindness without knowing sympathy?
sometimes I wonder…
Posted at 8:50 pm , on August 2, 2020
What does it mean to be ‘in love’?
Is it when two people give love to each other without expectation? Or does it mean to give it with the assumption of love in return?
It sounds difficult to give something so intensely without reciprocation. But when we give of ourselves this way, it can lead to disappointment.
If love is to be meant to be given without expectation,
it seems that despite its strength, love exists with fragility. One that requires continual nurturing to maintain balance and strength.
When I think about giving love
I want to be…
giving of my heart, to listen,
to be thoughtful, supportive, kind, to appreciate, admire, respect and most importantly to be able to see underneath it all, the beauty of the person within.
When we give this gift to each other,
it creates the most beautiful bond where
unconditional love will flourish.
It will go on and continue to
gain strength because it is given independently,
and is continually nurtured by the two
people who wish for it to last.
Love is freely met by Love♥️
What do you think about that?