Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Thoughts and meditations

A corner of my home.
The more violence in the outside world, the more I look to that inner part of me that can, if allowed, stay peaceful amid the chaos. By "peaceful" I mean strong, not giving in to despair or hopelessness or anger.

From my 2001 notebook, month of March: Yesterday I was miserable and felt my life had been wasted. Today I realized that since I had survived everything and still had love in my heart, nothing had been wasted.
THIS has to happen for THAT to happen. If we interfere, that is, go against it, resist or block it, force it, or get in our own way, THAT won't happen, or it will but it will get screwed up. And the order of things is broken, and we have to start all over again.

The whole point of my jottings was to record what I learned, and to remember and reinforce them by reading them once in a while. Today it seemed appropriate.
May you be safe.

15 comments:

  1. Thank you dearest Colette for sharing this...you just have a way about you. A Light. A way of understanding. Be safe and strong. Love, J.

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  2. From what I can see your home reflects the peace that resides in you. Very calming and restful. I love the creamy white sofa! Tres chic!

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  3. YOU are my hero! You are so calm and serene - I aspire to be like you in that way...
    Just lately, I have been realizing that I cannot change the world but I can change me and I can do my bit here in my little corner of the world in Woodford, and I believe that is all I am expected to do..this post is wonderful as are you! love you lots xoxo
    ps- your words always hit my heart and my soul, thankyou...

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  4. ps again - I love your meaning of peaceful - that is exactly what I am trying so hard to be - peaceful in my soul, not giving in to despair or hoplesness...xoxo

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  5. Darling Colette, you exude an inner strength and a sense of peace that I can see is also reflected in your home. Your words, as always, reflect the gentle spirit you are. I agree wholeheartedly with your definition of "peaceful". It is a hard lesson to learn but one we must in order to endure.
    Sending you love and light,
    Lisa
    XOXO

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  6. daddy got the package in the mail parcel post so be looking,added extra of my MaMas things hope you can use to make art.Sure widh we had a flee market close by.

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  7. Ahh... Colette, your words are so meaningful. It is very peacful visiting you! I under stan what you are saying... PS: I will email you from my new hotmail address...

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  8. may you be safe also, my friend
    xox
    ~m

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  9. You are so right to meg, here: we have to live through the things and find our own ways to cope with it. Like writing down our thoughts at the moment, have a corner in our home and/ or in our mind to retreat to.
    At sertain points I just have to distance myself from the tv-news and try too keep up with the world by listening to the radionews. My minds need to get a break from all the (unwanted) pictures...
    ps. write me your adress, pretty please? it got lost somewhere in transition...

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  10. ITS A FRONT PORCH PARTY!

    IT'S A FRONT PORCH PARTY!
    I am going to have a front porch party on the morning of April 30th.
    so come on over and sat a spell.
    bring your mountain dew ,coffee or what ever,cracker pie or anything else even art work. Just bring y'alls selvs.
    ALL Y'ALL HAVE TO DO IS LEAVE A COMMENT TO THIS POST BETWEEN TONIGHT AND BY 8 A.M ON THE 30TH AND I WILL DRAW A NAME ON THE 30TH AND THE WINNER WILL GET A FREE PAINTING OF CHOISE.
    TITLES Y'ALL CAN CHOOSE FROM ARE ON MY EARLY POST A FEW WAYS DOWN POST THAT SHOWS ALL MY WORK.
    IT WILL BE A 11"X 8" SO LEAVE THEM COMMENTS SWEETPEAS.
    FOR EVERY 50 DIFFERENT COMMENTS EACH A DIFFERENT PERSON/BLOGGER THERE WILL BE A WINNER UP TO 200 COMMENTS.. LETS GET READY FOR A PARTY DARLINGS.

    The drawing will be right after I have my meds,see to my auggie and tucker and my garden.

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  11. Colette, you are a constant inspiration. (And just yesterday I was saying to my husband how he'll be so happy when you're visiting us - as opposed to our current guests, who are well, exhausting). Love the soothing look of your photo. xo

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  12. Hi Colette! didn't you just love Savannah! I think it is even more Southern than Charleston! I wanted to live there..but...! Say.. would you email me at...pamaries52athotmaildotcom...My other email is out of whack at the moment.

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  13. am so behind in playing catchup...
    your thoughts are a wellspring of inspiration, lovey.

    xoxoxooo

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  14. Just got stuff on ebay darling under purple*cucumbers,come see.sure wish my house was a serine as yours,folks,friends and family in and out,dogs,ect but I love it.dont forget about the front porch party.
    When I get out really good I will be hitting the yard sells! to find goodies to use in my art.right now everything taste like cardboard but I think that is my meds.we are having a bit of rain here today.Whats up with you darling.

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  15. colette, i enjoyed reading your words today as always. They were filled with a message that I needed to hear. blessings to you,

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