Endurance

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Nonsense Making Sense

Published December 14, 2017 by tindertender

Just Ask

It doesn’t have to make sense, any of it. Those who are doing the best they are able, with care not to harm others, are bathing in honor. This invisible bath often goes unrecognized by the bather, and unmentioned by those who notice it.

Often times when good deeds are seen, they are not commented on, for when too much attention is given to them, those who do little, look bad. (Now) and when I was younger I would come into a job and work so hard. I was fast and accurate, giving 110% and put all of my focus and ability to whatever task was at hand, always pushing myself. A co-worker once drew me aside and told me to slow down, that I was making the group look bad. I thought silently that this was just the way it would be, for I did not have it in me to be less, so that others, resting in this mode, would look better. I still don’t.

There are many people who are comfortable in a state of mediocrity. They want to put forth minimal effort while reaping the reward for success. The issue with this, is that while less is being done, more people need to be hired, hence, there goes opportunity for wage increases and promotion. Hard work is beneficial to all who are willing to team up and get it done.

All pieces of the puzzle, whichever format it may take, are crucial to the end result, none being more important than the other. So while it may sometimes make no sense at all, stepping back and looking at the larger picture, the beauty of it is apparent at all times.

It Is All Worth It

Published December 4, 2017 by tindertender

Two doors opening to star filled skies. You say you’ve never felt like this before. Surely you have, although you may not remember, for you all are like me, and I am like you. Deeply, what affects one affects all.

Unconscious consciousGracious gifts we give to each other through our experiences. Knowingly or not, every event that has impact on your life will affect every life around you. People do not even have to be in the same room, the same city, or state, or even county. It is all interconnected, WE are all interconnected.

I see you laughing, I feel your joy, I sense your heartache, your pain. I witness the battle as it is waged and I see you standing, so brave, so strong. I want to be like you, I envision a world where everyone is … fighting for peace and freedom in a new fashion, yet an old one too, reborn into a world of chaos.

I am glad you are here to teach us the ways of peace. I am thrilled to find that these threads belong to me, are present within my being. Even though we are apart, we are near, heart to heart.

Thank you for showing me how it is done. Thank you for teaching me patience. Thank you for steadfastly showing me that perseverance for a cause benefiting all, increases, blossoming and healing.

I am blessed to witness you as you breathe. I am joined to you, our roots entangled through time. As time speeds up, and then slows once more, we arrive at seasons, where we can relax, and know it was all worth it.

 

Gaining Traction

Published November 16, 2017 by tindertender

I drove to the gate and began speaking with the person at the other end of the speaker. I could not remember my pass code, but they knew me. They were able to pull up all information needed to inform me of exactly what I had available … relieved, I stated Thank You!, for I still have insurance and pet medicine to purchase!

There are always people with their hands out. It seems I am quite wealthy with this monetary stuff, until the medical practitioner, the pharmacist, the vet, the electric, the gas, the cable and the phone company take their share. Let us not forget the food for human and pets, the toiletries and water and housing. It all leaves very little for personal hobbies and for gas … to drive back and forth to work, to earn another round of wages.

Escaping Gilded Cage
Many people are attempting to leave this ‘system’, purchasing land, building an economical home, investing in solar energy and composting toilets, growing their own organic foods … yet we hear of counties which confiscate this land, prohibiting people from dwelling in their newly created homes and enjoying their chosen lifestyle. We hear of counties who prohibit folks from utilizing their grassy yards for gardens to grow their own organic foods, we see people criminalized for collecting rain water. Indeed, it appears there is a great desire to keep us contained within our gilded cages.

“I’m getting through it”, I said to her, as she lowered her voice and spoke to me in a manner that seemed apologetic. I looked into the voice box, smiled, and asked her to Have a great day.

Despite everything this invisible society does, we still have the option of smiling, pushing forward, prevailing through it all. Giving up is a choice, and a sometimes a very much needed rest while thoughts and energies are gathered for another shot at this thing called life. There have been times, where to an outsider (which all are, for they cannot be within our minds) may have thought I have given up, seeing me spinning my wheels, and then coming to a stop, wallowing in self abuse for a time. But then, traction and a desire for something more took place.

This journey is indeed quite difficult, but none of us arrived here with less than needed to push through and reach for the stars. It definitely will seem as though that is a false statement at times, however when looking back, you’ll see how far you’ve come, how many obstacles you’ve hurdled. The question is, are you letting these trials steal your joy?

Lifes Gifts

Published November 10, 2017 by tindertender

Her life has been a challenge, she may not remember that she chose this ~ to strengthen her resolve, her will, to hone her fire. She cultivates love through ALL of it, holding onto her compassionate heart, she walks through the darkness.

She lives these times, and deep within her she knows that on the other side of this experience is a great light, a light so full of goodness it would make one weep. THIS is why she is here, this is why she chose to challenge herself … she knows she is perfectly capable of this journey, and so she breathes.

There have been trials that she was sure would end her life, yet she made it through. She found herself depleted in energy, but she is learning that she can fill her cup back up. No one but she can do this … she must learn, she wants to learn. She will need this strength for the final leg of the uphill climb, her endurance must not falter.

Climbing Mountains

She embraces every occurrence which on the outside seems negative, she searches for the wisdom and the teachings it is bringing to her. What does it offer that will add to her personal power? She will harness these new found abilities caused by enduring new challenges. She will focus and glean knowledge from every situation.

These are gifts, many of them will not feel as though they are.
It may take years before the knowledge of it can live
within the heart and mind. Be persistent.

Opportunity To Shine

Published October 26, 2017 by tindertender

Doubts may have been, but now it is plain to see, when one woman (or man) puts their mind to it, much can be accomplished. Consistent motion, calm and methodical, one after the other, tasks are completed.

Life is a training field. When younger, it may have been difficult … working while ill, carrying the load of three, while being forced to watch one not even carry their own load. Frustration and a sense of things not quite right, yet, after all is said and done, the ones who stand and push through it, come out strong, very strong … Especially if they are able to evict any feeling of resentment from their mind space, forgive, understand that the bigger picture still, even now, has not told all its reasons for certain circumstances. Some day perhaps it will be clear.

Steam Engine

There is a sense of inner satisfaction when the steady pace shows clean space and room for the next tasks to begin. Chugga-chugga-chugga, freight train, or, locomotive, moving on the tracks of life. Are you capable of pulling that load up the hill? Of course you are!

You’ve got this!

Cape Horn Trailhead Challenge

Published August 27, 2017 by tindertender

It was a long and beautiful hike. I was pretty tired at the end, and no wonder. The 3 hour, 7.1 mile, moderate difficulty hike I thought I was taking turned out to be an 8.3 mile, strenuous difficuly hike.

https://gorgefriends.org/hike-the-gorge/cape-horn-loop.html

Cape Horn


This was an experience that left me breathless, literally.

 

The sites were amazing! My muscles worked, my lungs added a ton of air to my body. I visualized them burning the toxins from my form and as I replaced the water my body sweat out, I saw my self purified.

 

Only when I reached the top and looked out and down did I realize what a climb I had taken! The views were spectacular!

 

The natural rock steps as I trekked up this trail were incredible! I actually was not quite prepared for this as I wore sandals that were not really snug to the foot and they kept trying to slip off. Next time I hike, I’ll be wearing at least tennis shoes!

 

After walking the decline for a time I met the rocky slope and it started to incline once more. I thought my legs were going to scream, I know I wanted to verbalize my surprise, however there was no one to tell it to.

 

I had stopped several times in the past on the Cape Overlook above. I was curious every time what was down here at the bottom, and now I know. It is a unique perspective seeing from above all these years an finally making it to the bottom.

This journey was a challenging one. By the end of this hike my 51 year old self was asking me why I chose to do this, and the answer is simple … I was unprepared, I accepted a challenge without fully investigating it.

Lesson learned. Full research will be made for future hikes, sturdy footwear and an extra bottle of water will be brought also.

The High Road

Published August 23, 2017 by tindertender

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When you are told you cannot join the group, when you are consistently denied, take the high road. While the others are walking the lower road together, they essentially force you to walk the alternative route.

Remember …

We travel quickest when we travel alone. Do not waste time feeling dejected, rejected, or sorry. Be glad instead, for you have been offered opportunity to increase the length of the journey, and the speed and which you rise.

Travel with love in your heart, and as you look below and you see them on the other path, smile, and thank them as you move swiftly by, and up. Focus not on doing better than … but on the work that must be done, the work that only you can do.

The world depends on you ~ on your stamina, on your unbreakable will, on your strength of character, on the fact that you hold honor for all beings in your heart and soul.

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