Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart.
He who looks outside, dreams. He who looks inside, awakens. Carl Jung

Friday, July 23, 2010

Stormy Days


When the storm hit suddenly in the middle of a  sunny day filled with surf and sand, the groans from children echoed across the beach.


As for me, I enjoyed nature’s poetry and thought of this as Mother Earth’s way to cleanse and heal.rainbow

And then I was reminded of this Native American proverb I use often because it is so beautiful ~ The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears.

Write about a time in your life when pain was necessary for growth.

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  1. Stopping by from Friday Follow!
    I believe that true growth of any kind has 'growing pains'. Spiritual, emotional, even physical growth come with their own brand or type of pain.
    When I was 12 my father passed away. I lived my whole life without him - and it was painful. However, as I look back over the 30+ years he's been gone I realize that my life would not be so rich, full, or rewarding as it is in this moment, had it not been for that single tragic event.
    Was this realization painful? Yes, very - I had to stretch the heart muscle quite a bit to get the good growth out of the experience - and even now those little growing pains sneak back in from time to time... but I have learned that blooming where you're planted is a great way to grow!

  2. So glad you stopped by ~ thanks for sharing!

  3. Love that rainbow!

  4. Thanks Olivia ~ I was excited to see it

  5. Those pictures are amazing. I really need to invest in a better camera!

  6. Such beautiful pictures! And look at that rainbow. What a great moment to capture.

  7. Thank you...

    Mary ~ Honestly, I don't own a digital camera but I do want one:) I use my cell phone coupled w/ Microsoft Live Writer. And I couldn't have asked for a better setting!

  8. The proverb is beautiful!

  9. Thanks Marianne & thanks for coming by!

  10. Wow... I'm glad I read that. Really glad. I've been spending the last year and a half or so recovering from a divorce. It's comforting to know that the soul has a rainbow at the end of the tears...


    Stopping by from LBS.

  11. Wishing you comfort ~ thanks for coming by

  12. What a handsome family. New follower here from the Tell Me blog hop. It's that was life is growth from pain...none of us can escape it. My big growth spurt came when I left a religious community while managing to retain my faith. I'd like it if you followed my blog too. Can't have too many blogging buddies if you ask me.


  13. Nice pictures.. I am following you now from friday followers. I hope you could return the favor. Its and

    Thank you


  14. There are so many times in my life that pain has resulted in growth. Losing my mother was the hardest of them all.

    Now a new follower from the FF!

    Would love for you to visit my blog!

    Critique of the Unique


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