Stripping away the rose colored glasses of denial concerning my reality. Getting in touch with truth. Reaching out to others in empathy concerning their reality and their walk to truth.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Without heat and pressure there would be no diamonds. Likewise, it is the tough situations that provide opportunities to sparkle. I’m in a tough one now, yet I hold on, and breathe deeply. Life will not always be this way; it will be better.

If I can’t hear my own heart, I listen to my own voice. Sometimes the act of opening up to someone frees my shackled voice and I open up to myself. I find it strange that my complaints will help me make a decision, when I allow them to, rather than ignore me.

Rest is an enjoyable reward for hard work, but it is also necessary for my continued effort. I will perform to my full potential only when I learn to regenerate my enthusiasm. I need to spend time with myself. I’ve decided that I need that vacation I’ve been dodging for the past year.

For me, strength is the fruit on the tree of challenge. All the physical exercise of a lifetime will not produce the strength I will gain by meeting one difficult challenge and conquering it. I’m giving up the squat-thrusts!


  1. Dear dc,
    I suppose it is that old saying, often attributed to Nietzsche, I think,- "whatever doesn't kill you makes you strong". And I don't suppose he was referring to squat thrusts either!
    So stay strong,dc, your blogging pals will always be by your side, even though some of us may be so far away.
    Yours with Very Best Wishes,

  2. Dear Dixie,
    A wonderfully positive post. Your strength, your resilience is, to me, most inspirational.
    'Tree of challenge' 'fir' sure:-)
    You keep moving forward and like David mentions, we may be far away, yet empathy know no boundaries.
    With respect, Gary x

  3. Woohoo! Say no to squat thrusts! LOL. I loved your blog it was so delightful and light hearted while making a very valid point. I wish you luck and keep up the good work.

  4. Dear David,
    Oddly enough, I was just reading some of Nietzsche's stuff this morning. Quite a mine, though I don't mind; some days my own is hard to find!!

    Should you glimpse a tiny sparkle around you, don't fear, it's only me, borrowing some talent!

    Yours in gratitude,

  5. Dear Gary,
    I am often amazed by the amount of understanding and empathy I receive. Time indeed has a way of presenting each teacher as I become teachable, reachable, ready for growth.

    My gratitude to you sir. You have often gone out of your way to make my day!

    With kindness and respect,
    Dixie x

  6. Dear Heather,
    Yes, and not to be confused with the 'pelvic thrusts' which my doctor says are good for me. [If only he knew;)]

    I like the way you sparkle, Heather. Keep kicking up that dust dear!!! Thank you for commenting.

    Peace and respect,

  7. A jewel shining through:
    Alright! May I please have a blog award with that title? Okay, maybe a t-shirt?

    Actually I'm more than willing to continue having my friend of that 'pen' visit. No other gift is better than that. xxx


Thank you for visiting me. Want to add your thoughts?