Time spent in self reflection is never wasted. It is an intimate date with yourself.” Paul TP Wong

The past few weeks have been a time of quiet contemplation.

Alone time. Photo courtesy Seals by Sea Tours

Although I’ve been busy writing for a number of magazines things have been otherwise quiet. I’ve had some ups but also a lot of stress that’s taken up much of my energy.

The huge bike fall I had back in September has also taken its toll. Last week, after many tests on my thumb, it was confirmed I need surgery on my hand, within the next three weeks.

Torn and severed ligaments, a fracture and lasting damage equals a weak hand, which means I can’t ride in the Great Vic Bike Ride planned in late November.

I won’t pretend I’m not disappointed. I’d been training hard and looking forward to the challenge.

But shit happens. Life takes unexpected turns, and I’m not just talking about the bike ride and my hand.

I’m a big believer that things happen for a reason even when we can’t figure out what they are. Lately I’ve been doing a lot of thinking and self reflecting.

Some days fear, confusion and negativity shifts into the mix.

However, I’m determined to part the curtain on those dark brooding, uncertain clouds.

Without rain nothing grows. Learn to embrace the storms in your life.”

So here’s what I intend to do:

Go find some nature

Sit in quiet reflection

Take some deep breaths

Lower my shoulders

Relax the jaw

Tune into my body

Keep my face to the sun

Pause and be grateful

Connect to the moment

And accept what is.

When times get tough and life throws us curve balls, we often forget a simple truth … to still the mind. That’s when we can find the strength within, when answers start to appear and the clarity comes.

And peace returns.

Reflection is a gift for the spirit. It allows us a deeper understanding of who we are and gives us a chance to discover and create ourself all over again.

Sometimes we have to let go of our old way of thinking. We have to trust the process and believe that everything is unfolding, just as it should be.

So now I’m off to take my own advice.

Have a good week ahead, trust in your truth and enjoy the journey.

In light and love.

In response to TPC: Reflection

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147 thoughts on “Reflection

  1. So sorry about your hand. I must have missed that while I was on one of my vacations.
    Terrible that you had trained so hard for this. I know anything I say cannot make up for
    this setback.

    Regarding the rain, we would never see the rainbows if it weren’t for the rain.
    Wishing you a fast and painless recovery.

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  2. I’m sorry you won’t get to ride in the biking competition! 😦 Maybe next year will be better. I’m also sorry you need to have surgery. Ouch! I will pray for quick healing for you.

    Quiet reflection sounds like just the perfect prescription right now! I hope you found what you needed!

    Love you dearheart! xoxox

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    1. Thank you my lovely friend. I had the surgery last Friday and as I type this (one fingered) my left arm is in a cast. Will be for six weeks so no more adventures for me for awhile. But feeling very grateful nonetheless. I hope you’re well. Big hugs and love to you xx

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      1. Well, that’s one way to get out of housework! 😉

        Seriously, I hope it heals up faster than expected. Hopefully the left is not your writing hand – I know how you love to journal. Maybe it will be healed enough for the cast to come off in time for Christmas. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for that, so your beautiful self can get back to your amazing adventures. 🙂 ❤ xoxox *hugs*

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        1. Aww, you’re so kind. My left is not my writing hand but I can’t use my laptop so there’ll be no major typing for me in the next few weeks. But that’s okay. There are certainly worse things in life and I’ll just use this as a self imposed excuse to slow down and enjoy smelling the roses. I can still journal.
          I hope you’re well dear friend.
          And yes, I’m definitely on light duties. 😬 Big hugs to you xx


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