So for me on this my spiritual blog I thought I'd write about that , being me , being you , being true to self .
Being true to self means for me I cannot try and strive to be at peace , to have contentment within .For if I am not able to be contented within how can I be the example on the outside .
I'd rather stay isolated and stuck indoors alone and work on myself than to go out into the world pretending to be a peaceful person .
I strongly believe if our spirit is disturbed inside we can pass that disturbance on to others just as much as we can leave them with a peaceful spirit .
Don't do things for the sole purpose of people pleasing , to fit in , be cool just to be accepted . It will show the effects on those around us and on self eventually .
I cannot lie I struggle with conflict.
I struggle when two parties believe they are right and often both are right & both are wrong but they don't see it .
This comes from my feeling I need to fix things but it also comes from knowing most conflict is absolutely not necessary !
positive confrontation is often needed and this type of confrontation will never leave us disturbed .
A peaceful pacifist knows the difference from being peacefully defensive and being submissive .
what we also know is the difference between a true contented person within and a peace activist with an agenda who is really just a bully in disguise and no better then the conservative right wing bully they are yelling about .
I personally know several so called peace activists who were bullies as children in their family homes , schools and yes are now bully adults within the community . peace activist or not these people leave you drained and are often in the end mean spirited and excluding of others .
There is no empathy , understanding or acceptance .
I came from and grew up in a very abusive home .I like many others who suffered abuse & violence know a bully very well when we meet one .
I just can't take part it disturbs me to much . I find I need retreat to nature or call a friend who is a true loving peaceful person .
Which is what I sort of lost track of here lol ' passing it on , example , legacy
I don't want to be remembered by or teach others harmful habits or behaviours .
It is so very important to me that I repeat the good that has been taught & given to me by such beautiful elders etc.
I want / need to leave this legacy to my own .It is that important ☺so they too will learn and know and wish to continue to pass it on .
So below are a few people some still here some gone yet all help leave my heart , mind and soul in an undisturbed state , in a calm contented place I hope one day another will say the same of me .