Friday, June 02, 2006

Still & Quiet

I'm still here. I'm just in a state where I feel pulled toward the still and quiet inner realm and I want to honor that. There is nothing important to be said right now anyway. So, I am around, quietly checking in, but also spending a lot of time reading or in silent, meditative work. I'll be writing again as soon as it feels natural. It might be tomorrow. I don't know. But right now, being in the still and quiet of the inner self is what feels right.

The photo above is from the Hubble telescope and I chose it because it reminds me of the symbol for infinity and it's a lovely reminder that there is so much more to creation than just this world. You can peruse some of the other spectacular images captured by Hubble here. They are breathtaking. Here's a sample:
And another.

Kind of freaky, I think. What an amazing universe.


Blogger Schroeder said...

Your email address in your profile isn't working, so a comment is what you'll get.

I'm feeling a little irked lately, so I thought I'd share. I think we may have a similar experience -- or I may be on the receiving side of what happened to you a few years back.

I read "The Art of Love" post a few weeks ago, and loved the sentiment. At that time, my wife and I were separated and struggling. Now we're divorced -- her choice not mine.

So I'm trying to figure out what my place in the world is now that this person who was so important in my life is gone.

I'm not at the point of taking nothing with me "but the love and the lessons," because I'm still in a state of shock and anger. On top of our difficulties, or because of them, I discovered that my wife was having an affair. Sure -- maybe symptomatic of other problems, but she's been exceptionally short on kindness and honesty. So I'm not left with much in the way of good feelings.

Thanks for writing that post. I found it at a particularly tender moment, and it has helped me.


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Anonymous Addict said...


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Blogger LisaPal said...


Sorry about the e-mail address. It's fixed now, so we can communicate that way if you feel inclined. I'm glad that post had some value for you, but don't get the impression that I'm immune to moments of anger or that I don't still get irked by things that have happened (and continue to happen). I do, but I don't stay in that state long because I've gotten much better at remembering what I know. And you may not have too many good feelings right now, but I'll bet there are a good many valuable lessons in all of it. (And not the cynical ones that probably come to mind at first.)

I completely inderstand the sort of existential crisis that arises after a significant relationship ends. I'm big on analysis in general and, for the most part, have an overwhelming need to understand things and to figure it all out. It's especially hard for me to find peace -and forgiveness -without understanding and it's really easy for me to get lost in my head when I'm on this kind of quest. But I became much more peaceful when I finally decided to just give up on trying to figure some of those things out. What a relief that was. And I guess that was something else I learned. Sometimes peace is more important than understanding. And ultimately, all the things I was trying to figure out worked themselves out without any effort on my part. What a nice reward for staying out of the way. So that's my new tactic when anything gets to be overwhelming.

I hope peace finds you very soon.

Addict, thanks for that smile. Feels good. :-D

3:24 AM  
Blogger LisaPal said...


I forgot to mention how much I love your blog. Definitely one of the best of the New Orleans bunch. (And it's not just about New Orleans, so, people, go check out a People Get Ready!)

3:29 AM  
Blogger Another Outspoken Female said...

Ahh the universe is an amazing place and the little specks we inhabit, equally so. In another guise I have been contemplating the limitations of scientific research. One of our greatest failings as a species may be our lack of imagination of possibilities beyond our dominant paradigm.

Don't know what I am getting at here - other than the time we spend with our hearts and minds elsewhere aint always a bad thing :)

Hope you guys are well and good things are evolving in your universe.

7:50 AM  

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