Saturday, November 19, 2016

Vortex of confusion and disillusion

Do you ever feel as though you're caught up in a whirlwind storm, a funnel cloud of negativity? Does it seem like the world and many of the people you know are spiraling out of your orbit? Are you reaching for something that is not there? Trying to get a grasp? Feel as if everything is fleeting, changing, or slipping away? 

Liam and I were at the Science Center.

When overwhelmed and confused by so many images, it feels as though we're meeting ourselves coming and going. We feel cornered, a sense of helplessness, and don't know which way to turn. 

Confused? Unsure? Don't know what to do next?

Maybe it's time to 
  • Scrolling social media sites and reading political rants. 
  • High-fiving and endorsing those with which you align.
  • Trying to convince the other "side." It's futile. It's divisive.
  • Focusing on what is wrong. Discover what YOU can do that is right.
  • Thinking you can't make a difference. Peace does begin with you and me.

If you are a person of faith, look up and cast your cares on your higher power.  If you are an agnostic or atheist, look inward and listen to your inner voice. Fight for justice... not just against something but for some thing, some one, some group...

because one day the oppressed, the needy, the weak, and helpless could be YOU.

Wishing you a calm presence in your life this weekend, an assurance that we will survive. 
As my friend, Gloria Gaynor sang, "At first I was a afraid. I was petrified..."

For my friends battling cancer, I send a special prayer on your behalf that you experience physical, emotional, and spiritual comfort and healing, a reprieve from worry and pain.


Connie said...

Cute pictures of Liam! And great advice too. Sometimes we all need to stop and take a step back from everything that is causing us distress and confusion.

Sioux Roslawski said...

Three Liams (in those mirrors) is better than one!

I agree. We have to embrace the inclusive, the "yes I can" support/work to make a change/include and discard the "no" I can't accept our leaders/include/make a difference.

DUTA said...

Liam is like a ray of sun everywhere he goes.

As for your advice - one should do both: look up at the Higher Power, and listen to one's inner voice. Above all, one should not try to 'play God', but be humble; otherwise he'll make plans and God will ultimately laugh at his plans, agenda and slogans. That's what happened in the last elections to millions of americans.

Merlesworld said...

That is good advice we all have problems and sometimes we just feel lost and there doesn't seam a way out.

Bookie said...

All so true...I like best though the thought of fighting for instead of against!

Pat Wahler said...

I'm on social media to connect with family, friends, writers, and those who may enjoy reading something I've written or shared. I block sites that are blatantly offensive or contentious which makes FB a much nicer place for me to visit. I just don't need the negativity.


Val said...

I'm pretty sure you had as much fun as Liam!

Kathy's Klothesline said...

You are full of wisdom! Bet you thought I was going to say you were full of something else.

Susan Sundwall said...

So well said, Linda. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. God bless.

Stephanie Faris said...

Advice we ALL need right now! It's important to focus on our blessings. Everyone's talking but nobody's LISTENING and it's time to just stop and put that energy toward something far more productive.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Well, first, thanks for the Liam pics. Always a pick-me-up. :) As to your lists of STOPS . . . right on!