It means something!

It means something! It really does! Believe me or don’t believe me! You will find your way in the end! We are all on a pathway to learn the lessons we are meant to learn! When we have learnt  the lesson or lessons, we will move on to the next stage! At least that is my theory, whether you believe it or not! We are all connected, we are all one!! We are all connected !! Just remember Life is Beautiful!! Breathe deeply! Enjoy the process! Remain balanced and at peace! We are all on a journey!! : ))

Blessed be!!

Liola

Blessed be!

This is a difficult post for all manner of reasons!

Firstly, I truly wish you all had a beautiful, wonderful and peaceful Christmas with the people that you love and care about! The people that truly matter! Your children, your partners, your parents, your friends and significant others, whoever they may be!

I also wish you a very Happy, Healthy and Peaceful New Year in 2020 and, an even better New Decade! I say that with love, empathy, compassion and a sense of connection I hope! I am so sorry I have not been about much lately to connect with my fellow bloggers, writers, photographers, storytellers and friends in the blogosphere!

On the 22nd December 2019, I received an early morning phone call from one of  my sisters, who incidentally is also one of my best friends. She was staying with my Mum. We have a sort of shift system where we just ensure that our Mum is  never on her own, or at least not for too long!

My first reaction when I saw who was calling me at that early hour was that something had happened to Mummy. Of course I was happy to be told that Mummy was just fine.

Then the next part of the conversation threw me into a state of disbelief or to be honest not anything I can really put into words just yet. My sister told me with her voice shaking and herself crying that our nephew Aaron had died in a tragic accident.

I have no words just yet to say how I feel, what I think it all means but I know Aaron is not really that far away. He has just got to the next place before me, before my sisters, and before my mum. He is with my Dad in the next place. I know he is okay! I know it, I believe it!

Life is so precious! Time is so precious! Treasure it!

Sometimes our treasures are right in front of us, and we do not see them!

Anyway, I wish you all a year full of love, laughter and time spent with those you love!

Blessed be!

© Liola Lee 2019

The image is of my beautiful Dad with our beautiful nephew. I was just 17 when I captured this image. They are together again.

 

 

 

 

The Present

“Because I don’t live in either my past or my future. I’m interested only in the present.  If you can concentrate always on the present, you’ll be a happy man. You’ll see that there is life in the desert, that there are stars in the heavens, and that tribesmen fight because they are part of the human race. Life will be a party for you, a grand festival, because life is the moment we’re living right now.” Spoken by the Camel Driver: pp.88-89, Coelho, P. The Alchemist; Harper Collins 1999.

How many of us can truly say, with hand on heart that we are living in this moment, right now? I for one have to admit too many times dwelling in or on the past, and pondering on my tomorrows. Yet, the old adage says that ‘tomorrow never comes’  and that would be true, as there is only ever today.

Numerous Gurus, Sages, Teachers and Guides have pointed out that the point of power is now, and they are absolutely right. At every moment, it is this moment that we have. This moment therefore is the most precious  thing as it is where we are right now.

May your moments always be precious! May your moments be many, and may you find your treasure within those moments.

Blessed be!

© Liola Lee 2019

Am currently re-reading The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, and am seeing more than the first time round. I highly recommend it! Happy reading! and writing, of course!

Burnt Toast

I burnt the toast.

Forgot to watch;

Blackened smoke,

Nearly choked.

 

Silly me

Forgot to watch;

I burnt the toast,

Nearly roast.

 

Silly me

Forgot to watch

Burning bread

Almost dead.

© Liola Lee 2006

This short poem was long listed in the Bridport Prize 2006 

It was inspired by a real life incident…