Are You The Captain Of Your Vessel? Are You Sure?

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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!

Happy sailing!

 

~ Penny

All that I Am!

An expression in poetry regarding the Human Spirit in ALL of us!

The human spirit

All that I Am

I am as constant as clouds floating high overhead.

My concerns as deep as the oceans that ebb and flow upon our shores.

I am strong and durable, as constant as mother Earth whom I dwell upon … drawing strength from her very being which is a part of me.

I will not fail you,

But I will make mistakes,

… go a wrong direction

… go too many directions

… Be inappropriate in my actions.

And for all these I promise to rectify the wrong when possible, face my mistakes and learn so perhaps in the future these mistakes won’t reoccur.

So I ask for your understanding for all that I am not. And I ask for your blessings for all that I am – both the good and the bad.

… for I am as constant as the clouds floating high overhead. As strong and durable, constant and caring as the Mother Earth I dwell upon,

And my love for you is encompassed within

… All that I am!

human spirit II

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~ Penny L Howe, 2013

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