My He(ART)-Full Life



Sunday, August 15, 2010

believe...

Sometimes...in all the broken pieces of ourSELVES...we can find the most interesting beauty. Sometimes...in all of our pieces we can find magic and vulnerability and strength. After writing my last post (on courage) ...I had to try really hard not to beat up on mySELF for...allowing so much time to go by. I had wanted to open up an Etsy shop 3 years ago and if all that time  just zoomed by...well, that can happen to my whole life! I mean, it kind of all goes by so fast, doesn't it? So I had to plant some seeds of courage and take all of my broken pieces and love them, care for them and honor them. I had to be gentle with mySELF and know that everything happens exactly when it is supposed to. I had to believe in mySELF...Please join me today... and everyday...believe in yourSELF!

11 comments:

Stina / Sagolikt Pyssel said...

Hi! I just wanted to say that I love your blog. It is such a warm, cozy and calm place full of important thoughts. :-) I have a lot of the same thoughts in my head, but not on my blog (yet). :-)
xoxo
Stina

ArtPropelled said...

Soraya, the 3 years that seemed to fly past were taken up with nurturing your precious Tara and learning to be a mom. You've done so well and learned so much. Now for the next leg of the journey .... nurturing the artist and learning to combine it with your busy life as a wife and mother. You are so right.... everything happens exactly when it is supposed to..... but I often need reminding. I love Stina's comment about your blog.

eva diva said...

I agree with both Stina and ArtPropelled too, I always come to your place for inspiration, when I know I have strayed from my trueSELF and need words of wisdom and encouragement. It is so immensely important that you continue sharing your insights with us, because it is so close to what my heart feels.

ps I am really looking into Etsy, let's do this together!

Lis said...

I have to agree with everyone who has commented so far ... and when I look at your beautiful daughter, your amazing and rich art work, your development here as a writer and an artist, well ... far bigger than an Etsy shop. (Not that it isn't a major achievement ... but celebrate what you have done!) I know I am in a place where I am recognizing how aspects of myself cultivated in other areas are now acting as a foundation for my current growth. I had felt like I was scattered all over the place, but I am seeing the pieces coming together. So yes, courage to trust this journey is moving exactly the way it is supposed to move. Organic growth!

I am so impressed by how you have continued to grow and have incorporated the lessons from Kelly Rae right away into your blog, website and soon to launch Etsy shop! It will happen ... enjoy the process!

xo Lis

patty said...

Soraya - First of all, I echo what everyone is saying and what you yourself have said about being gentle with yourself. You are doing amazing things with your life RIGHT NOW!! Also, I just ran across a quote that is so perfect for this post (that seems to happen a lot lately!)

"There are few things more sacred than the moment you come to peace with your pieces" Marney Makridakis

It really hit me - a lot of wisdom hidden in those few short words and your picture illustrates the point beautifully!

Hugs to you!!

Carola Bartz said...

I have some difficulties in expressing myself since English is not my native language. But everything that I wanted to say has already been said. I just want to add that I absolutely love your blog and I often visit just to get my "color burst".

Kerri said...

i LOVE your post and i love the picture that you chose to go with it. yes, time does go fast, and faster... so we gotta just dive into stuff even when we don't feel ready- just doing it usually makes us ready!

Blue Moon Mama said...

Thank you so much for your lovely comment at my blog and for your beautiful words here. They are exactly what I've needed to hear. I've been dealing with lots of fears & regrets recently and I needed to remember that everything happens for a reason and when it's suppose to.

alison said...

yes! a great reminder - believe. a beautiful post soraya.

scrapwordsmom said...

Soraya...you give me so much hope in myself. Thank you. Truly.

SooZeQue said...

What beautiful insight. We do beat up on ourselves too much, don't we. You have a way with words that is quite touching. I look forward to spending more time reading your blog.