Sunday, July 06, 2008

Sacred Life Sunday: Symptoms of Inner Peace

A moment for a short interruption: I have just spent the past two hours reading this blog and have been left with such an incredible sense of peace - and harmony. I found the blog because I was blog-surfing and happened upon Jen's which also directs her readers to the same site.

I am left with the feeling one gets when they've been in the presence of something profound in the simplicity of her message. She was a woman who lived fully, loved completely and gathered a lot of wisdom along the way. I realize that many people don't have the inclination to read a new blog for two hours so here's the post that sums it all up, a lot of wisdom from a young woman who left us far too soon.


This kind of says it all. Imagine for a few minutes what it would be like to adopt this way of seeing things. Sounds rather pleasant, doesn't it? I could write an entire post on each one of these but will spare all of you the eye strain. :)

1. A tendency to think and act spontaneously rather than on fears of past experiences.
2. An unmistakable ability to enjoy each moment.
3. A loss of interest in judging other people.
4. A loss of interest in interpreting the actions of others.
5. A loss of the ability to worry.
6. Frequent, overwhelming episodes of appreciation.
7. Contented feelings of connectedness with others and nature.
8. Frequent episodes of smiling.
9. Letting things happen instead of forcing things to happen.
10. A willingness to be vulnerable and show emotions.
11. A giving and receiving of love without strings attached.

Author unknown

Hope everyone has a peaceful Sunday. Do something, think something or be something beautiful today.



The New Mom on the Blog said...

This feels like a checklist to me.... I am lacking in 4. and 5....

Ian Lidster said...

Pe\rfect. Would that I could follow them all to the letter, but I am a work in progress. I kept this because I think it would be valuable to peruse on a daily basis.

Girl on the Run... said...

Thank you for the amazing scenery! The list is exactly how I strive to live my life! Thanks for the reminder... and the inspiration to be a better me!

All the best always and always,

QT said...

Shockingly, I'm doing pretty good on this list! Still working on 2,9,10 and 11 - for the forseeable future!

jen said...

her writing is amazing, isn't it? her strength incredible. so many lessons there, just like here.

yertle said...

Wow, thanks for linking there and for visiting my blog. I do well with things at the end of the list, but struggle with 1,2,3, and 4. I feel like I am moving in the right direction though.

flutter said...

reading about her broke my heart.

Brandi said...

I wasn't expecting tears this afternoon but there ya go.

thank you for passing this amazing blog on to the world. I feel honored and blessed.

Anonymous said...

I think 1 and 4 are the hardest, the ones that take real work on my part.

I could also read and read Andrea's blog. It brings me close to Teri again.

Sienna said...

Such fine things to aspire to, a mighty fine read.


womaninawindow said...

Oh, I missed the mark today but there's tomorrow, right, or hey, what about this moment. Always so good to come here for a healthy perspective.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

This post is lovely and gives so much to think about, and implement.

I followed your link to Andrea's blog, which I'd never read before, and fell in love with her and her husband, Kelly. She was a very gifted young woman who is surely having a wonderful afterlife, as she promised.

Sometimes our hearts must break so that wisdom like hers can get in, through the cracks.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Wonderful life lessons.

Angela said...

Wow. Thank you for sharing this. My heart hurts for Andrea's family and I hope that there is much peace and healing in store for them.

we_be_toys said...

An excellent list to aspire to! I can't say that I am all these things all the time, but I'm working on it!

I'm going to bookmark that site and go read it later, when I can put some time into it. Thanks for pointing the way!