During a bad storm on the high seas;
a sturdy vessel, good navigation skills,
and a captain in control can make
the necessary difference for survival.
… And there is absolutely no difference when charting and sailing the high seas of your life, most especially when weathering emotional storms that come your way.
(Bear with me here – sometimes it makes a positive difference for all of us to view things from a different perspective.)
“If the vessel, in which you travel (your body) isn’t doing so well, and your emotions are overwhelming you; if you find your thoughts and actions doing daily battle with worries, fearfulness, feeling trapped or defeated and you are unsure of your direction,
think on this …”
one) “YOU” are the captain of your vessel. It is yours to nurture and keep healthy. This makes a huge difference, after all, you would not take a poorly maintained ship out upon the ocean. Eat and drink healthily, and move your body in a healthy manner (exercise) as you can.
two) Your thoughts, emotions and subsequent actions are your “CREW”.
The actions you take in your life come about as the direct result of what you are thinking and feeling – that’s a fact! If your “crew” steering your human vessel isn’t doing well and spending all it’s time reacting to things; then it’s time for you, the captain, to step in and override these poor decisions.
three) Take charge of yourself. You are the captain. Charter your course, (your plans) Determine the direction you want to go (dreams, hopes, desires) and head that way. Make your course strong and clear, in spite of potential stormy weather or bad conditions.
Are you steering in the direction you want to go, adjusting your course as needed until your destination is reached? Never forget, you are the captain (the one who should be in control) at the wheel. If not, now’s the time. Make those course changes.
And never forget – You’re the Captain!
36 thoughts on “Are You The Captain Of Your Vessel? Are You Sure?”
Love the approach you have taken for this post Penny. It is a great reminder, one I needed at this time.
Hello LuAnn. Thank you. Still offline a whole bunch, but I am getting a lot of writing done. So that’s the good news, missing you a ton, however. Much love to you this day dearest sister and friend! xo
This post is awesome and very relevant to the content of my new Break through the barriers of redundancy book, that takes a holistic view of redundancy. Treating the inner you, before focusing on the outer you. I think you will love it. I have reblogged this post on my http://www.beatredundancyblues.wordpress.com blog.
Thanks Sandra, and a special thank you for your reblog. Will be checking out your new book! xx
Hi Penny, thank you. I think you will like it. I didn’t realise until recently, that I have to reformat all of the insides for the printed version of my book, so I may go with the e-Book format first.
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Whilst redundant, it is important to take care of the inner you, before you can concentrate on the outer you. Read more about this in my new Break through the barriers of redundancy book – Coming soon to Amazon.
Taking control of my vessel with a life jacket on (I don’t swim).
Love the way that you presented this.
xo 🙂 🙂 xo
Thanks, RoSy. A little bit of a twist. I thought if I presented how we think about things a little differently it might resonate with a few, perhaps. And a life jacket is a very good thing. It would be nice to have one for land too, now that I think about it, lol. 🙂 xo
A wonderful post, Penny.
Thank you Celestine. Are you doing well my friend? And your loving family? Hope so. Many loving thoughts to you this day! xo
House full of females, not even close, not even the firstmate!
Yes, same here. But we work on respecting each other’s space and mostly it works out pretty well! Mostly! LOL
It is very good and very relevant. Have a good day Penny 🙂
Hi Gys, thanks so much my friend. I’ve been away quite a bit but you are in my thoughts and heart. Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂 xx
have a good weekend too, Penny! 😀
That is the great thing in life, once you realise that you are in control of your body and mind/thoughts you can steer yourself anywhere and make the life you want to. Once you realise that you can stop negative thoughts you are on your way to a better life. It takes time but whe it happens then it is wow!
Penny wishing you a veyr happy day!
Well said Ute, very very well said! Wednesday evening and great tomorrow, my dear friend! xx
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My dear friend Penny is a wise woman! Read these words about being in control of your life, and know that they come from a place deep within her heart! Penny has weathered many a storm, fought many battles, and over the years, I have seen this amazing woman take charge! I hope that you enjoy this post as much as I did! I am the captain! Are you?
You wrote this for me didn’t you? 🙂 I love you Penny! You are my hero! Love you and hugs – B
Well, let’s just say you have been on my mind with loving thoughts Barb! Thank you and you are a shining example of a strong uplifting woman! Love and many hugs to you! xo
I like the analogy. I suppose we can sack our crew and hire a new one. I have done that – vitamins 😉
Nah, I like your crew, quite a lot, Alastair. Vitamins are good too! xo
They can be 🙂
Great post, and I love the painting you have used at the top 🙂
Thank you kindly. Your words very much appreciated by me! 🙂 I love the painting also, again my sincere thanks for your stopping by and commenting.
I love this. Yes, we are all in charge of our destinies, if we let go of the wheel, it’s a crapshoot where we will land. The waters aren’t always smooth but if have a path, we know where we intend to go and have to have patience to ride it out. 🙂
Too true Debby, too too true! 🙂
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Truly needed this, my world is a storm surging in the ocean and I’m badly in need of finding that peace..thank you..!
Hi Andy. I’m glad if it was of some value. Those times when peace is really needed can be difficult to find. Sending warm loving thoughts and wishes your way! xx
Thank you Penny 🙂
My honest and real pleasure to do so Andy! 🙂
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Excellent!! Need to share …. words of inspiration!!
AnElephantCant captain a vessel
Although he tries to live his life as he sees it
But out on the ocean
That wobbly bobbly motion
Means he always ends up being seasick
Sorry to hear. At least he’s a good swimmer though, lol! xo