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The Secret of Stopping

The Secret of Stopping by Karin Taylor

You and I, we are formed from the same matter as the stars above, perhaps that is why, when we look at the stars, in that mysterious night sky, we feel some connection and a sense of wonder. All too often, we deny ourselves wonderment, pleasure and experience because we are so busy with nuts and bolts, we cannot entertain the ideas we did when we were children. Our worries and cares weight us down endlessly, we are drowning in the Sea of Anxiety, drifting without direction in The Desert of Must Do’s. Until something shocks us out of our fog, we continue along in this way. To live, is to notice each breath. To feel alive, is to notice life around you. We are buried in the Debri of Don’t Know and the Song of Seduction that has forgotten that riches abound all around us each and every day, and we have lost touch with the Notion of Knowing that we already have the gifts we need to See Beyond Strife into the Advantage of Hindsight, having lived more than half my life now, in The Serious Dredge and Drudgery of Delirious Worry and Strife, I have changed direction and now am pursuing the Delights and Delicacies of Today is the Day and Tomorrow can Worry about Itself. There is Something Here and Now, that is of great value, but will go unseen, untouched, unknown, without the Secret. The Secret of Stopping.

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  • JRGarland
    JRGarland9 months ago

    If you can’t stop then maybe slow down a bit. LOL Awesome, awesome writing my friend!!

  • Yes, just slowing down a bit is such a help, thank you so much John! :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Paul Hickson
    Paul Hickson9 months ago

    Hey this is great! I am in complete agreement with you Karin, super work!!

  • Thank you so very much Paul! :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • CreativeEm
    CreativeEm9 months ago

    An amazing write Karin, it is as if you looked into my mind. There are some truly beautiful phrases in this piece x

  • Thank you very much Em, I’m glad we think alike! :) x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinson9 months ago

    I really love this too Karin. Great writing and amazing thoughts.

  • Thank you so much dear Lynda! :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • lacitrouille
    lacitrouille9 months ago

    You’ve written these thoughts beautifully and lyrically.

    When I was a child, I would stroll down the street in winter, stopping to gaze at the melting snow, like rivers rushing with great ice mountains looming over it. It would fascinate me for long moments, trying to imagine a life in this miniature world.

  • Thank you so much Josette, so lovely to hear about you as a child, how you were so fascinated by the melting snow…..wonderful thoughts shared x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Jan Landers
    Jan Landers9 months ago

    this really resonates with me, karin…thank you for these words…when i am feeling overwhelmed and buried in the day to day goings on, a walk in nature inspires me to be conscious of my steps, my feelings, my breaths….living in the moment…..hugs to you, my friend…xox

  • I’m so glad Jan, nature is like that isn’t it, and you taught me about it as I watched your portfolio and your responses to people (and myself) grow, it brought me a sense of peace and helped me find that source which also delivers me in troubled times, into a place of peace and acceptance, just by being in and around nature, I find I am recharged, regain perspective and energy too. I think we were meant to be out in nature so much more than we are, I have found that after a good 2 and a half hours in nature, my ship is ready to sail again, big hugs xox

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Peter Shanahan
    Peter Shanahan8 months ago

    Beautiful, just poetic, perhaps we are all beginning some sort of awakening, or are we just getting older, sick of head butting brick walls. Perhaps we come to realise that the wall is there for a reason and we begin to follow a new path.

  • Thank you so much Peter, it’s nice to hear from you, perhaps everyone is undergoing some sort of awakening, or it could be just getting older, not really sure…..but I hope that along the way, if we are able to impart something of our essence and share our discoveries with one another, we can gently guard and guide one another’s hearts and minds, into a place of more wholeness, health and wellbeing. That has always been my utmost desire and I think that despite how challenging life is at times, ultimately, we perservere in order to achieve the best possible outcomes not only for ourselves, but for our children, our loved ones, our friends….and others who’s paths we might cross during this bumpy ride! :)

    – © Karin Taylor

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