Is there a “Way” to be?
A way to live our lives today and tomorrow that will enrich both ourselves and all that we do?
Perhaps there is! Here’s something for you to consider, what if there was a way?
“The Way” might have 7 rules. Well not actual rules (I’m rather weary of rules myself) as much as perhaps a relearning of methods or patterns in how we do what we do during the process of living our lives.
The Beginning – A very basic level of understanding (about ourselves) is the beginning.
An attitude of awareness, and acceptance to want to hear and believe how we act/react and why (cause and effect).
Next is Balance. Within you is a ‘fulcrum’. A support, a center point of rest, on which everything (your emotions, thoughts, actions) moves around. “Maintaining yourself in a manner that keeps you balanced is the key.”
Third – is to Simplify, have clarity of thought.
Clearness to focus and concentrate. When life or things become convoluted and complex, it becomes very difficult if not impossible to accomplish that which you have set out to do. Without being clear within yourself you cannot be balanced.
Fourth – Be Open with your actions!. Sharing while listening, Giving while being open to receiving, Needing while being there for others.
Being open in the give and take of life experiences!
Fifth – Acceptance when confronted with things and people that are hurtful, know that there is that which you can not change. Be true to yourself even as you are there for others.
Fullness is sixth, embracing life with large deep breaths and then filling yourself with all that sustains you and life!.
Giving is seventh. To Love Unconditionally is to give freely.
All we are is contained within the above. The more complex, the more convoluted, the more closed, the more secretive and apart from … the more doubt, the more suspicion, the more fear …
The less accepting, the more rejecting … the more empty, the more loneliness…
Go back to the beginning.
Understand your attitude and balance yourself. Remember everything evolves around how you decide to feel about things including yourself.
Cause and effect … your thoughts, your emotions, your actions/reactions swirling around inside you.
Life, nature, you and I, tomorrow, the future …
The Way? Balance!
31 thoughts on “The Way ~ for the Future!”
Very inspirational post Penny. Life is definitely all about balance.
Yes it is LuAnn, and some days it is the hardest thing in the world to do and other times a piece of cake! At least for me, my friend! lol
Wow, Penny. You deserve at least a 100 bucks for these thoughts. Okay, okay. One Large. 🙂
…And pictures. That forest/sunburst one up top just pulled me right in, and the accompanying text directing one to a happier path and more enlightened outlook was so well defined.
Thank you Karen, I’ll take the large :), I’ve spent years thinking on these ideas and writing notes in my journals thru the passage of my life’s experiences, I’m pleased that they are of some value, and I do seem to need to emphasize things with illustrations or photos, always been that way I guess! Thanks again for your very generous praise! 🙂
Beautiful advice, thank you for sharing these rules! 🙂
Thank you so much, I am pleased you liked it. I’ve pondered for quite awhile over these things so it’s nice to think there is some merit to my thoughts on how we live our lives. Thanks again, so very much appreciated by me, Penny
AnElephantCant balance on a beach ball
Although your picture suggests that he can
But he has a good attitude
And does show his gratitude
If you feed him peanuts or pecan
I’ve heard that pecan and banana pancakes are really good for breakfast too! Something to keep in mind dear friend! 🙂 And being balanced can be over-rated as I’ve recently been finding out! lol
Thank you so much for the 7 rules, Penny!
Thank you for your comment Amy, I do try to pass along things I’ve learned and sometimes I wonder if anyone can hear me, so your thoughtful comments mean a lot to me dear friend, hope all is well with you and yours! much affection, Penny xx
Hi Penny, I always learn something from your blog, even I put no comment…
Then I thank you again Amy … with much gratitude!
A great roadmap for staying centered and HAPPY ~ I agree – when things get to complex/convoluted/etc. etc. ~ we loose that balance which is a huge issue. Words of wisdom here for us all ~ thank you sweet friend — you are the voice of love, and help inspire so many ~
Great and inspirational post, Penny. 🙂
Thank you Celestine, I hope you and all your family are doing well! prayers that this is so and hugs to you dear friend! 🙂
“Your hand opens and closes, opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralyzed. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as birds’ wings.” ~ Rumi
Said so well indeed by someone far wiser than most of us today Roxi, Sufi Rules!!!! 🙂
The older I get – the more I see the light. In more ways than one too – LOL
I think when I hit my late 30s – Not too bad huh? Then – again – who knows how much time I have left – Could be half my life. Oh – no matter. I’ll just keep on until my time comes.
xx 🙂 🙂 xx
I think you’re one of the lucky ones RoSy and hit your stride at just the right age, which means, of course that you will “live long and prosper!” 🙂 xoxo
I think you’ve hit the nail on the head there. Those seven …guidelines … are just spot on. You truly are an inspiration my friend.
Thanks the book “The Way” due at your favorite bookstore soonest Alastair, shall I put you down for a copy or two lol? (just joking here!) 🙂
Haha. 🙂 You should think about writing a book with all of your inspirational stuff in it. I reckon it would do well.
Wisdom (especially the hard won kind) is an interesting thing Alastair, having it doesn’t mean it’s easy to pass on unless you have reallllly good marketing personnel at hand! 🙂
So very true. I’m good at marketing. I can go to the market and buy stuff … does that count?
I know ….. “goofball” lol
Wow, you can read minds now too! lol
LOL Only some 😉
Thanks for sharing your great photography here Penny ,very interesting 🙂
So very very wise my friend!!
Thank you Len, dearest friend of mine! xx
Thank you Maryrose, very much! xx
this is a really good post
Thank you for sharing it