Sunday, February 03, 2008

Here I am!

"You have to recognize the demons or else they'll annoy you like
mosquitoes. But if you acknowledge their existence, if you say, 'All right, here's a cookie, go sit in the corner,' then you can go about your work and you don't have to go into depression because of it." -James Broughton

I don't know what to say to leap with both feet back into this strange world except to say that I've missed you! I have lurked around your sites; keeping up with you but trying to avoid talking about what has been going on with me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kind words and emails. I'm okay. I really am. It's the world around me that seems to have gone mad. It's amazing what we can deal with when we need to.

This crisis has really opened up my eyes to the strange way we human beings have of destroying ourselves. We know right down to the tips of our toes and the deepest part of our souls what we SHOULD do to make our lives better right this moment. We KNOW everything we need to know to do what needs to be done. Why don't we do it? Why do we cling to rotten, stinky, ridiculous, harmful habits? Sometimes we even brandish those habits like a sword, feeling justified in our choices because we are CHOOSING them.

Sera Beak says: "Sometimes what makes you lick your lips with easy excitement might not actually be the best thing right now. Whereas what challenges you or frightens you a little or even ticks you off the most is what your spirit needs the most."

Today I dare you to be brave enough to ask yourself this question and then answer it honestly: "What would be the best thing for me right now?"

(P.S. And when you are finished that, I recommend that everyone read Bee's beautiful post!!)

17 comments:

caroline : my pocket said...

Hey - welcome back! :) So good to see you again.

I'm sorry life dragged you into that lately. Personally I think behind every rotten habit or decision there was once a perfectly valid reason and still is, the only problem is that life has moved on since then and we forgot the real issue, twisting it beyond recognition. It probably happened so long ago that we had no sense then to decide whether it was worth the radical action, we just did it. As kids probably. Now it's causing us more harm than anything, but the fear of facing the original issue holds us back. That's our responsibility to work with, but not many of us do it, including me many days. It's been on my mind a lot lately, sorry if I went on a bit. Mainly, I'm just happy to be reading your words again. :) xoxo

chest of drawers said...

Glad you´re back. I always try to do what´s best for me, it´s not always what´s best for the world around me though so I have to put it on hold sometimes and make a note to get back to it.

bleeding espresso said...

Classic case of easier said than done. I hear you Megg, and I think a lot of us do :)

Susannah said...

we missed you, FB :-) xxoxoxo

pERiWinKle said...

Happy that you are back...just write what is on your heart...and let it all out. We embrace you (and your heart) with all the love in the world...no matter what...but then, you know that...we love you! xx

Sare-Bear said...

Glad you're back! Want to join us for a round of working through The Artist's Way book? It might help?

www.theartistswayblog.wordpress.com

Ladyv said...

so glad you are back miss megg! i have a present i'd really like to send your way...see my blog for info!

Micheline said...

I'm so glad that you're back and feeling good enough to be back here again.

Colorsonmymind said...

These are great quotes. You always have the right words to share. It is one of the wonderful things about you.

Miss you honey.
XO

daisies said...

welcome back : ) ... i have really been trying to do the best things for me right now as much as possible. wonderful quotes ...

Michelle (a.k.a. la vie en rose) said...

glad to have you back beautiful one...hope you are well...

madelyn said...

I am just glad you are back.

And that question ~ whoa ~
has stirred up so much in me...



hmmmmmmm....

Tori said...

Oh Megg,
Welcome back. It is so nice to see you and read your words again. Your posts are always like sharing a special wise moment with a friend.
Thank you

GreenishLady said...

I'm glad to see that you're back. You pose a very good question. Thank you. I hope all is well.

Dandelion seeds said...

so glad to see you back.

Amber said...

Hi you. I am now on a little lit break, but I was happy to "see" you back. I hope everything is okay with you? I hope so. :)

oxox :)

Remiman said...

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