My He(ART)-Full Life

Friday, June 18, 2010

Honor the Journey

I don't feel particularly intelligent this morning, or creative or funny or...I actually feel sick and plagued by "mommy guilt" and a little unsettled. But here is what I am learning-more and more each day. I am learning to honor the journey-my journey. I am learning that there is grace and wisdom is allowing myself to feel all of my fragments- no matter what they are; guilt, shame, resilience, blues, joy, success. It is this very acceptance I have of all parts of mySELF that I will pass down to my daughter. I can't be anywhere else on my path other than where I am .There is wisdom in the knowing and accepting of that. And even in those moments when I feel so fragile(especially in those moments) ...I really need to accept the journey I am on that is my very own path. It may not look like anyone else's because it's not meant to.
Today, please join me in celebrating your very own special journey that is... your life.



scrapwordsmom said...

So very lovely!!! Love your artwork today, too:)


Kerri said...

oh, thank u for that post! :)
have a great weekend-

patty said...

I needed this reminder today - big time. Thank you!!

Anonymous said...

this post is so wonderful + inspiring. have a great weekend :)

xo Alison

Anonymous said...

I really needed to read this today! Hope you have a good weekend.


Michele said...

When I get overwhelmed, I take a deep breathe and remind myself that I am exactly where I need to be and take a deep breath. Great Post!

ArtPropelled said...

We do need reminders from time to time don't we? I especially needed to read this today, thanks Soraya. Hope you have a happy and restful weekend.

Anonymous said...

Hi fellow flyer!

I hear u , i hear u, i hear u! I too, am love chocolate, have a tea-fetish, watch Oprah (o those women issues she brings into the light!), love thai food, gets lost in bookstores and am inspired by a lot of the stuff on yr lists! I'm learning to honor MY journey (i'll be following yrs!) as well, to block out negativity and to stay true to the path (i think i'm on the right one!)

Your art is truly a relection of you, just beautiful...yr baby girl will do just fine in school...n keep that flowr in yr hair if u ever come to far as fresh coconut water goes...i have a tree full!

P.S. i just signed the petition!

eva diva said...

I thank you deeply for this gentle reminder, sometimes I am I'll be positive at the expense of ignoring my own vulnerable moments and feelings that encompasses fear, self-doubt, and lost of hope. But I know I need to honor my feelings and my journey and savour each moment.

TQ again!

amy said...

i'm sure you've seen it, but your post reminded me of rumi's poem, the guesthouse.
The Guest House

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they're a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond
thank you for writing about this. i, too, sometimes-many times-have to remember that my journey is my journey. when we are exhausted, worn down, stretched thin, it's easier to compare and feel inadequate.
your journey is beautiful and i feel honored that you share it!


chrissy said...

love the new banner. your birdies are sooo cute. i laughed when you said you were honoring your "inner frump" on my blog. you are too cute. keep breathing. give yourself permission to just "be" where you are at.
you are a good mama.

Deborah said...

Oh LoVe! What beautiful work you do. I hopped over from Kelly's E-class and am ever so happy to meet you.
**kisses** Deb

soraya nulliah said...

Dear Lynne(from Lynne's Treasures) thank you so much for stopping by my blog and signing the petition. I can't leave a comment on your blog for some raeson-so I hope you stop by here again and read this!)