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Reflection~

Updated on July 17, 2015
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CrisSp is your Emergency Specialist at 37 thousand feet. A writer without a niche. Surely, wonderwoman consumed by wanderlust!

Lent fills our emptiness with all we ever need. Look for resurrection and seek some lights.
Lent fills our emptiness with all we ever need. Look for resurrection and seek some lights. | Source

Memory diffuses fact~

Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life- ~A. Einstein
Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life- ~A. Einstein | Source
Things that were hard to bear are sweet to remember. ~Seneca
Things that were hard to bear are sweet to remember. ~Seneca | Source

I choose to live a powerful and inspiring life~

Sometimes in the winds of change, we find our true direction. This Lenten season, I’ve made some conscious assessment of myself, the relationship I had with my family and friends, career, work and all that matters in life-my life, our life.

In the previous years, whenever I open my book, I see myself opening the same page, staring at the old pictures. I see the pain, sufferings, frustrations and desperations, the shadows of the past. It always felt out of sync. I was completely burnt out. I felt like there was nothing left for me to do that I was too close to giving it all up. For instance, I wanted a perfect family but maybe I should stop trying. I was restless, hungry and thirsty but a kind of neither food nor water could ever fill nor quench.

"Heaven lent you a soul, Earth will lend a grave." ~Christian Nestell Bovee

And then there were unexpected moments, change happened. It seems that the Universe was listening to my prayers. Did I finally see the lights? I opened my book and saw all the good times. Lots of them, for as long as I can remember. Plenty of happy moments that will never wear out my memory. I see the life that I have envisioned, abundant, full of joy and promises, surrounded by my family and friends (old and new). The acceptance and realization that this family I have is real-with imperfections but could I go to bed, a contented woman?

Silence: detrimental or beneficial?

Ahh, friends, no I have not forgotten you all. I only chose my temporary solitude (for the sake of sanity) and I am forever grateful that you have respected me for that and listened to my silence.

You have no idea what I have gone through and what I am going through but thank you for your kindness; well-felt kindness in words and in deeds.

I am normally a quick learner but for some reasons, it took me some time to pick up the pieces this time. I simply had a heavy weariness clinging to me as I kept my silence. But I did, it took a lot of patience and courage but I rose. More often than not, it is when we are not happy, feeling hopeless, drained, upset, unfocused, and in pain that we look for answers without even knowing what is the question. Then unknowingly, we silently and fervently pray, look for resurrection and seek some lights.

“That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed everyday.’ – 2 Corinthians 4:16

There is light at the end of the tunnel~

The Lincoln Tunnel, Manhattan, New York
The Lincoln Tunnel, Manhattan, New York | Source

"My power flurries through the air into the ground. My soul is spiraling in frozen fractals all around and one thought crystallizes like an icy blast. I'm never going back, the past is in the past. ~ from the lyrics of the song, Let it Go by DEMI LOVATO

LENTEN season is a period of spiritual growth and one way for us to grow spiritually is to detach ourselves from some unnecessary things in this world.

What are you giving up this lent?

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Let Go!

In psychology, one of the most important findings in its study is that as individuals, we can choose the way we think. Now, ‘Am I thinking spiritually here or simply just human in darkness, hurting and feeling helpless?

As it emerged, I fasted this lent with a hope in mind that I will be feasting on Easter-a joyous feast. I know that Easter will bring new hopes. I put my trust to the Divine Providence and it gave me inward grace. Pain can be a good thing. I still don’t understand how exactly, but I believed that God designed it that way. Another hypothetical question but I didn’t focus much on it, instead I asked for help. If you do, you’re certain to get it and perhaps, get the answers to the questions. We are apt to learn from pain than from pleasure. I personally stopped worrying and complaining and instead focused on gratitude. I released those negative thoughts and anger, faced the truth and feasted on uplifting thoughts.

"Get over it" is easier said than done but I've learned to let go. "By letting go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond winning.” -Lao Tzu. So, let it go!

It is still lent but I started de-cluttering mentally and as spring comes to life, I am refreshed and renewed with high hopes that life will be better. It will only get better. I am a lot wiser and stronger and nothing in life can defeat me (at least, I tell myself).


Let it Go! Let it Go!

Be prepared
Be prepared | Source

The Power of Positive Thinking~

One of my favorite authors was the late Dr. Norman Vincent Peale and if I may quote from his book The Power of Positive Thinking: "Fill your mind with thoughts of faith, confidence and security. This will force out or expel all thoughts of doubt, all lack of confidence."

Now a days, there’s a hundred great books out there on inspirations and motivations that teaches us the power of positive thinking but it all sum up to the following suggestions to build up confidence:

1. Whenever a negative thought comes to mind, cancel it immediately and deliberately. Replace sad thoughts with happy thoughts. Ugly ones with beautiful ones.

2. Picture a successful you in your mind and hold onto it. NO matter how bad your current situation is, picture success in your mind. It will eventually happen.

3. Eliminate any obstacles in your head. Do not fear them, face them.

4. Keep your originality. Be you. Do not get intimidated by others. Do not waste your time trying to be someone else. Be confident. If they can do it, you can too.

5. Believe in your own ability and keep your self-respect. Believe in your own powers. Be affirmative of your acts (without hurting or aggravating other people) and then say, YES you can!

One Solitary Life

Happy Spring to you all hubbers (and non-hubbers) with great joy and fervor for the forthcoming Easter!

And remember, if God be for us, who can be against us?

Copyright@CrisSp~TM/04/05/12. Read me: "The heart of my soul speaks to the soul of my heart by writing." ~

Here's for your everyday inspirations and motivations:

© 2012 CrisSp

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      CrisSp 

      4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Hackslap: Thank you. I'm glad it helped you a bit. Keep well.

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      Harry 

      4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Such an inspiring hub ..especially the bit re positive thinking..its just what I needed at the moment (ironic that this is coming from someone who wrote about the Law of Attraction and winning the lottery lol) ..

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      CrisSp 

      6 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Pleasure to share midget38. I hope the hub has serve its purpose which is to enlighten. Peace and love to you.

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      Michelle Liew 

      6 years ago from Singapore

      Through Him, we are healed. It's hard to carry on at times, but as you said, some things we've just to let go. Thanks for sharing, am voting up and sharing.

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      CrisSp 

      6 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Hello donnaisabella! First of all, I love your name. Thank you for dropping by my hub and for your kind words. As I always look for inspiration, I also aspire to inspire. I hope I did it in this hub. However, what matter most is that this came straight from my heart as I was writing it and it was so much a relief to express my innermost after hiding in the dark. Peace and love to all mankind.

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      Isabella Mukanda-Shamambo 

      6 years ago from Fort Myers

      Thanks for writing Cris, I love the introspection in this piece, it is so refreshing, truthful and inspiring. I pray that you will continue to experience, peace, joy and fulfillment in those things life hands you in spite of the dark turns that may be present. I am encouraged. Stay blessed.

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      CrisSp 

      6 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Amen to that Carol and thank you for visiting my Hub. Love~

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      Carol 

      6 years ago

      Thank you for sharing, Crisp! I totally feel you. I echo most, if not all, sentiments shared. By expressing them, you help us realize, time and again, that only through and in Him, lies all the answers for hunger or thirst.

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      CrisSp 

      6 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you for dropping by my Hub Myra and for leaving me such a wonderful comment. I am touched by your kindness. Peace and love to you.

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      Myra 

      6 years ago

      We are all so busy with our routines, work etc that more often than not we forget who we are, nor have time to reflect. This is great, your advice is just what we need. Have a wonderful Easter! You are a beautiful person!

    • CrisSp profile imageAUTHOR

      CrisSp 

      6 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you for your visit and your comment JL--appreciate that. May you have a great Easter weekend.

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      6 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Some great advice, very good. Up and across.

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      CrisSp 

      6 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you Fearless Fox (love your name). Blessings to you too and happiness always.

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      CrisSp 

      6 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you Coffeegginmyrice. Peace and love to you this Easter and always.

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      I was ready to go to bed and saw your hub. That said, I need to reflect for Good Friday-- a time to be alone with self, a time to be alone with Christ. And yes, there is a time for hope to succeed, a time to sow, a time to reap, a time to rejoice, a time for rebirth come Easter Sunday!

      Beautiful hub! Voted up, Cris! HAPPY EASTER TO YOU TOO!

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      Fearless Fox 

      6 years ago

      Beautiful and Meaningful :-) Thank you so much for sharing CrisSp. May you and your family have a wonderful Easter!

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