Living Our Best Lives – in the dark

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Maybe it is just me, but when I am experiencing a bad moment, I like to shut my eyes and visualize another place, doing my best to transport myself to another, more pleasant location.

If you do this too, do you have a favorite place you like to think about and if so, I would love to read about it, if you care to share. As always, thank you for taking time to be here, I always appreciate your visit.

The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of those depths.

Elisabeth Kubler – Ross

66 thoughts on “Living Our Best Lives – in the dark

  1. I sometimes make it an exercise to look at where I am now from a potential future place, in which I might possibly be missing some of these present blessings. “Remember when I could…” “…when there was less…” “when I was free to…”

    I have to be in a pretty bad place for this exercise not to cheer me up!

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  2. Hi Wendi, how have you been? It’s nice to see a post from you. As for facing unpleasant situations, I have to face them head on to deal with them. I seek temporary relief by reading or writing something, but my salvation comes when I break down my problems into small pieces and analyze it. I turn to my faith and my belief that God can fix anything. And I’m never disappointed.

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  3. I sometimes go back in the past to my Nana’s home. I remember her lemon tree that she made lemonade for me from. I remember her mini chickens and the tiny eggs she would pickle for everyone. Sometimes I share this time in history with my children so they too can imagine and visit Nana’s home. Another peaceful place is anything surrounded by water. The ocean, creeks in the woods, waterfalls and lakes. Just love the peacefulness water brings.

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    • wow……..what amazing memories you must have of Nana’s life and love for you. It sounds like it came out of a storybook, yet you lived it!
      I agree with you, water, even just the sound of it makes me feel so much better……and like you mentioned, it doesn’t even matter where it is! (unless it is a leak in my house 🙂 ) Thank you so very much for sharing this.


  4. I am so happy to read this post from you, Wendi, because I was thinking about you and praying for you last night. I often close my eyes when I am relaxing, as you write about.

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  5. I transport ‘me’ into a new health, use the energy of the love and belief of who I am to heal and be free. And we can all heal, it is as natural as breathing. Place your hands (both), either side or over any pain (body or heart), and release that pain and replace it with the balance of healing and the love it is built on. It is amazing in how much this can reduce it. Yes, it is taking a very long time, but as Elisabeth Kubler-Ross said above, it is the journey that makes us. And that ‘dark night of the soul’ truly does allow us to arrive in a destination like no other. Lots of love and healing to you kind lady, may its wisdom and love release you 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

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    • Oh Mark……your comments and suggestions never fail to give me a goal to work towards. I am going to try this and see how it goes…….I know it will take time, as you pointed out, but I always appreciate another avenue to help with healing. Bless you for sharing…….I hope today finds you filled with love and energy.

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  6. I used to transport myself back to my ‘safe’ tree, one I climbed near the beach as a child … it died in my teens suffocated by sand. Now I revel in the present, no need to go back or try to feel safe … you will get there Wendi, you have the resilience!

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  7. In every vision, her heart finds a tranquil place. In every found peace, the vision becomes an enlightened moment. In the darkness, her soul has a light… within!

    Myself, I usual find it another moment, to be inspired, and capture words! Blessings to you!

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  8. I miss home so much. That is where my mind needs to travel when the darkness closes in. Thank you for the reminder of looking inside when being outside in a garden isn’t possible.

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    • It is so good to “see” you Kris!!! I am so sorry that your heart misses home……… that Alaska? I hope today floods you with beautiful happy memories of home. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  9. I remember how wonderful it felt to curl up in my old Estonian babysitter’s arms and be rocked when I was about 5. It always helps me calm and center. I imagine she was Christ for me in those days.

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  10. Hi Wendi, I hope you are well. I don’t do this but I do write or do fondant art, both of which remove me for my current situation. I am a lucky girl in that I don’t really get sad or depressed about things. I am very much a person who just gets on and does what needs to be done. Michael has been sick again lately and we have spent the last four days toing and froing from the hospital.

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  11. Thank you for sharing!!… we all have those days when life put challenges in front of us, as the words to a song go; “some days are diamonds, some days are stone”… I do meditation and when I close my eyes I connect with ME, lose the stress, and become stronger for it, or as they say in the computer world “reboot”.. “It is not easy to find happiness within ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.” (Agnes Repplier )…. there is no place I would rather be than where I am… 🙂

    Until we meet again..
    May flowers always line your path
    and sunshine light your way,
    May songbirds serenade your
    every step along the way,
    May a rainbow run beside you
    in a sky that’s always blue,
    And may happiness fill your heart
    each day your whole life through.
    (Irish Saying)

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