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"She seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if she had surprised a butterfly in the Winter woods"
(edith wharton)


Sunday, 31 January 2010

empty, then full.. the circle of life

this year, I was going to blog each day and try to keep it lighthearted & fun, all about the beautiful things in my life. but, life throws a little curve ball and I must run with that.. hence my posting of my feelings over the past few days. there is beauty in my sadness... however hard it is to feel the ache in my heart, I know that what I am feeling at this moment, is the beauty of being human.

i know deep in my heart, that the void that has been created by the moving of my friends, will be replaced with something else. that is the nature of things. but first, the wait. the pause.

do you lament what you have lost.. searching forever to replace it with replicas. do you rush to fill it with something, anything..

or do you
embrace the emptiness.
& get to know your own self.

when the heart is as empty as it possibly can be & can take no more..
and you least expect it, something is placed in front of you.

or have you been alert for something and there it is, yours for the taking.
you look at it. trying it on like a hat. does it fit? do you grab it with both hands and embrace life?...do you jump right into that river of life..

you are an empty vessel just waiting to be filled. when the time is right, you will be filled once again, and the emptiness will be long forgotten. a distant memory. the wax and wane of the moon. the rise and fall of the sun... the flow of life.

these are thoughts from my journal this morning

5 comments:

Pam said...

"Do you jump right into that river of life...". These days I put forward a tentative toe to test the waters first! Thank you for sharing your journal entry Robyn.I look forward to your posts so much.They are always wise and beautiful - as you intimate there is a softer beauty about sadness, like a soft grey day. The sun may not be obvious, but it is still there isn't it. As for the emptiness, I wish it banished from you, nick off from Robyn I say..banished into the far, far distance - the emptiness speck. We know it must "p..#! off" to make room for happiness. You deserve as much.Wishing you well as always.xxx

amelia said...

This is so sad and I hope you soon fill your heart with what it needs, whatever that may be.
When my heart is empty it is always filled by the dogs and the forest. They give me all I need...

Diva Kreszl said...

sometimes when so much change seems to come at once and overwhelms our senses it can be easy to lose sight of all the new blessings God has in store for us. remain faithful that He will fill your vessel with new moments of joy.

Janet said...

Beautiful post! I especially like this part: "you are an empty vessel just waiting to be filled. when the time is right, you will be filled once again, and the emptiness will be long forgotten. a distant memory. the wax and wane of the moon. the rise and fall of the sun... the flow of life."

Sara said...

This being human thing is a crazy ride isn't it, every twist and turn a beautiful experience in itself.

I have been feeling a void lately, in fact I just blogged about it. A loss. But the empty feeling deep within, in some way, makes me feel at peace. Knowing that the void and loss I feel is for something that gave me great joy. And for that I cannot be sad.

Hugs to you. xx