Tuesday, October 02, 2012

acceptance



 Last week, I gave myself permission to spend some time alone in quiet contemplation. 
It was truly by design that this moment of inspiration was created for me to find peace.

After watching a film with some wonderful women one evening, "Daughters of Wisdom" - a documentary about Tibetan Nuns living in a monastic life.
I was reminded by the power of embracing acceptance.
  Granted, it was a hard concept however I chose to give it up and the peace manifolded in this action was not only freeing, it felt like a huge lift to my imagination and creative spirit.

Immediately, I felt as though there was this golden ray surrounding me like the warmth of a canopy of autumn leaves.
  If you are looking for answers, try to focus on the disturbance and replace it with silence.
 Know that everyone in this lifetime is not free from worry, from suffering, from judgement but if we seek serenity it shall happen.
Serenity comes in accepting the things that we may not be able to change.
Celebrating life, restoring order, giving thanks, breaking bread and simply embracing and accepting life
adds love and joy.

It felt like a kiss of peace.
Find time alone.
What would you contemplate? 

Leave one word in the form of a comment.

21 comments:

Cheryl said...

Such a lovely post today. It is one I will return to many times!! Thank you.

Formerly known as Frau said...

Peace

pve design said...

Cheryl,
Thank-you. It truly was a revelation for me to learn acceptance and embrace it. There are so many things out of our control and in order to find peace, we must try to accept. I know you know all about this.
Still hard, but can be freeing.
pve

Frau,
Peace to you dear lady-
pve

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Laura Casey Interiors said...

Simplicity

A Daughter of the King said...

inspiration

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Only one word? LOVE....yourself, others, life....

pve design said...

Peace
Simplicity
Love
Time

We all need more of the above....
pve

anopensketchbook said...

Calm

Karena said...

Serenity....

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

MJH Design Arts said...

joy
Mary

pve design said...

Thank-you to each of you - may we manifest and spread -
Peace
Simplicity
Inspiration
LOVE
Time
Joy
Serenity
Art
XO
pve

Kwana said...

Joy

Tawna said...

Great post....I'm working on this on many levels. Isn't that the journey of parenting too? Thanks, it was great to read.

BRASWELL said...

Gratitude. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

annechovie said...

Such a great reminder and oh so true, P! Enjoy the holiday weekend and your boys home. xo

LPC said...

The thing is, there's joy in the fight too. I think one of life's key axes is struggle vs. surrender. Both are necessary, and the question is when? It's moving to hear about your moment.

Sandy said...

Thank you

M said...

Right now, in order to achieve the peace you describe, the word would have to be "forgiveness." Fortuitous for me to read your post.

traci zeller designs said...

Gratitude.

Thank you for such an inspiring post!

deb* said...

serenity...