If You Chase Two Rabbits

“If you chase two rabbits, you won’t catch either one.”

  • old proverb

 

Basically…

If you try to be two people at once, you won’t be a person at all.

If you try to do two major things at once, you won’t accomplish either wholeheartedly.

Sort of like trying to serve two masters at once. Not possible.

 

For example…

I tried to be myself and please the world at the same time.

Didn’t happen.

Either one.

One is completely impossible. The other is completely possible but terribly, insanely, absolutely terrifyingly difficult but simple at the same time.

 

Another example…

You cannot live in the present and the past at the same time.

You cannot live in the present and the future at the same time.

 

Find who you want to become, then plan accordingly.

Do you ever ask yourself what your goals are for your life?

 

Change. Be aware. Be present. Live in the now.

All we have is now.

Tomorrow is not promised.

 

You CAN chase both chocolate and healthy eating, though. Just saying. ;D

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Some Words and Links

Real amazing title, right?

Moving on from that mind blowing experience.

 

I’ve changed my contact info because my email address wouldn’t let me keep my emails. Or sometimes read them…

So if you’ve emailed me and I haven’t responded…. I probably didn’t get it.

Hence the changing of the email addresses.

Thank you to those who kept pestering me until I realized they’d been trying to communicate with me.

 

Anywho, so that this post has something in it worth reading, check out these three posts that I love.

 

(d)iluted

Ready? Set? Go!

Grace Enough

 

And, also, check out this adorable, less than one minute long, video of an adorable kitten and puppy.

I said adorable twice in that sentence.

*shakes head at self*

Deal with it.

 

Also, I have the Winnie the Pooh theme song chorus playing over and over again in my head. I don’t know where it came from…

Have a nice day!

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My Number One Pet Peeve

The word fearless.

I cannot stand this word.

I believe it’s used in all the wrong ways. Thrown up on a pedestal and used to signify strength. A characteristic others want to emulate.

I do not.

I believe fearlessness is how people end up dead, maimed, breaking hearts, and destroying individual worth.

 

Fearlessness is foolish, self-centered, ignorant, and quite frankly, clueless.

Fearlessness is the small child, who, having been told the oven is on and not to touch the burner, decides to reach out and touch it regardless, getting burned.

It is the young child in all of us who hasn’t learned what pain is, who jumps off the roof and breaks their arm.

Fearlessness is unthinking.

Fearlessness believes it is untouchable, invulnerable to harm.

If you’re fearless, you must also be unfeeling.

 

 

Courage.

Courage is what we need.

Courage knows fear, intimately. Terror, the horror of the unknown or knowing the pain that’s about to descend.

And still, courage steps forward and does it anyway.

Courage faces its fears.

Courage knows the pain of loss but recognizes that beyond the risks lies the desired result, the success, the rewards.

Courage looks with the heart and mind, the intuition and reality. It weighs intellect with the desire of the heart and makes decisions based on truth.

The courageous soul stalks forward through the darkness, the pain, the fear.

 

Stop requiring fearlessness.

What we need is courage.

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#NationalHaikuPoetryDay Also

 

Truly, I don’t think

We are ever completely

Certainly, ready

 

By Daphne Shadows

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#NationalHaikuPoetryDay Again

This one, I can’t figure out what end line I prefer.

What do you think?

 

Sometimes you have to

Sing, read the letter, carry on

Can you feel your voice?

 

Sometimes you have to

Sing, read the letter, carry on

Does your voice tremble?

 

By Daphne Shadows

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#NationalHaikuPoetryDay

Happy National Haiku Poetry Day!

I swear there are fifteen different national holidays every single day. I’m on the fence about this. When every day is multiple National holidays, it kind of feels like it never really is a holiday. BUT, on the other hand, there’s the rare national holiday that I totally feel like celebrating (and, you know, happen to hear about in the first place). So I do like it. It allows us to each pick the ones we like and have fun with those.

I’m a conflicted individual.

 

This holiday is always on April 17th.

A haiku is a form of Japanese poetry.

It’s typically non rhyming and uses the elements of nature, language that captures emotions or memories, and/or beauty. Its flowing and very much poetic. It’s made of three lines. Each line has a specific amount of syllables. 5, 7, 5.

 

I had no clue this holiday existed.

Funny enough, last night I thought of a haiku before falling asleep.

 

It was the first time

Wind wiped it away again

It’s not the first try

 

By Daphne Shadows

 

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Hourglass

I am feeling quiet inside today.

As if a peacefulness has unrolled its yoga mat inside me and got to work.

It’s a calmness.

A beauty.

 

It allows me to remember all the sweetness, while acknowledging the scars.

Remember, just because there is darkness inside of you, doesn’t mean that darkness is all you have to offer to the world.

Darkness can teach us.

We grow stronger.

 

Scars are a sign of strength.

Darkness is a way for us to strengthen.

Aren’t scars kind of beautiful?

 

There’s also a pain inside my chest.

It keeps speaking up.

I’m okay with it.

The pain isn’t all there is, inside me.

 

By Daphne Shadows

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