Peace Within Refreshing Us

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Within peace, our spirits grow still, and yet

stronger,

the quiet within

refreshing us.

When you leave comments on my site I always respond with peace.

I not only want our world to be a more beautiful place, but I offer peace to each person

as a way of blessing. It’s a hope really, in some ways a prayer. That internally

we all will have a sense of wholeness, and well being.

That’s what the word Shalom means, and I suspect it’s something similar with Salaam.

Peace everyone, may we all be at peace….within.

     

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2020, ancient skies

Solitude

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I may not get to the mountain top today,

or walk in the tall grass

but I can surround myself

with the woods, seeking light,

or walk by the lake,

pause on a rock watching

the ducks gently paddle,

as I close my eyes,

breathing deep.

       

Poetry, Writing and Image © Copyright 2020, ancient skies

Note: I like many of you, feel a need to have an inner quiet, a time to reassess and pull back.

I know I always work too hard, post too often. And everytime I say I’m taking a break, it doesn’t happen for long. It’s who I am I guess.

One way I have made time though, is by sharing from my archives. So I’ll do that for awhile, and post less often.

My priorities are to take care of my wife, and my own health.

I’ll also be spending even more time outside (yay!), learning more yoga, exercising, and reading.

I love reading paranormal spy thriller novels, and poetry. My favorite poets right now are Rupi Kaur and Courtney Peppernell.

Thank you for reading!

Reaching for the Wholeness

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Hurting yet hopeful, eyes wet with tears

we take our first step,

leaving the shredded behind us

reaching, moving forward

towards the healing

the wholeness

of who we used to be.

It takes courage, doesn’t it?

We all go through terrible times. I would encourage you to take the first step, which may include a doctor or counselor.

And nature is a wonderful healer. Sometimes a walk in the park can be the beginning.

And always remember…….you are loved.

      

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2020, ancient skies

Welcome to Ancient Skies

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I have alot of new readers lately and many of you are international, so I just wanted to say, welcome to my blog!

I’m so glad you’re here! Unless you’re a bully. No bullies allowed!

I have more than 2,600 posts here, mostly I write poetry now. I do write some minifiction.

I love combining the ideas of nature, spirit, wholeness, healing, and how words can encourage us.

Hope is one of my biggest themes! Here is a small sample of the way I write:

Winter peace speaks to me,

within my spirit

in the silence

of the falling snow.

Welcome to Ancient Skies!

     

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2020, ancient skies

Seeing the Good

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“We should not judge another person’s story, by the chapter we walk in on.”

Caralyn, from beautybeyondbones.

Too often we judge people, don’t we? with only knowing a small piece of the story.

And for that person it can be absolutely devastating. Some people don’t come back from that type of judgment.

The holiday season is a great time to see the good in people. We can spread a little more joy and love that way!

Let’s have a great holiday season, by not judging others.

Note: Please check out Caralyn’s blog, beautybeyondbones. She has an amazing story of overcoming an eating disorder.

Peace.

     

Writing and Image © Copyright 2019, ancient skies