Thursday, September 30, 2010

Finding contenment



Maria’s heart howls in pain, resentment and a bunch of contradictory emotions. An injured heart can be unreasonable sometimes and lead to do things that may later cause regrets and more pain. Emotional wounds need to bleed, clearing out all the poisoning feelings, draining away bitterness and rage. Writing allows her to express her emotions without causing any collateral damage.

She is aware that clarity is essential before acting, as emotional reactions take away the chance to grow and learn. So, she freely lets her fingers do the typing without asking or judging; quietly attempting to read in between the lines of the dropping tears from her disappointed heart.

It is hard to hold the need to retort, to control the call to reign over the offender, it's like going against human nature and willingly surrendering to the circumstances.

She compares her situation with an oil lamp, where her emotions are the oil burning the wick, at first they burst almost out of control, but once that piece of wick has scorched and is cut off, the emotional flame becomes steady. Gradually wrath is being replaced by understanding; things become clear as the light of acceptance is turned on.

A peaceful smile illuminates her face as she realizes once again that even in the darkest of times one can find contentment, if one remembers to turn on the light.

"Your feelings will never get you into "trouble," because your feelings are your truth. If you want to live a life where every feeling is filtered through the machinery of your Mind, go right ahead. But don't look for joy in such machinations, nor for celebration of Who You Are" -Neale Donald Walsch

© Gabriela Abalo



Written for Magpie Tales – #34

18 comments:

Berowne said...

Enjoyable. Nice writing.

Jingle said...

heartfelt words.
love the description of fingers and more..
apt tale!

Kay said...

...if one remembers to turn on the light....

an optomistic, possitive mind helps.

beautifully written.

Wine and Words said...

"she freely lets her fingers do the typing without asking or judging; quietly attempting to read in between the lines of the dropping tears from her disappointed heart"

So beautiful.

signed...bkm said...

lovely and postive...we must turn on that light everyday...even when we do not want to...bkm

Rene/ Not The Rockefellers said...

so beautiful, inspiring and full of plain truth.

love the last line especially

nimaruichi said...

Hi Gabi, what an emotional journey with a beautiful ending!

Kristen Haskell said...

What an incredible piece of writing. I just loved it and so wise too. Just great advice to give a person that is in brand new pain. Just perfect it needs to be on a card! Seriously!

Sender D. said...

Thank You for this. This past week has been amongst the hardest in my life. I guess I just needed to turn on the light. Love and Light, Sender

Angie Muresan said...

That is a wonderful reminder when going through tough times.

willow said...

Wise and beautiful words.

Carrie Burtt said...

Gabriela this is truly amazing...so much truth in this beautiful message! :-)

she said...

ok, how did you get into my mind and write about me in such detail? lol. This is my favorite magpie this week. I can so relate. Thanks! :)

ds said...

I love the way you used the lamp as a metaphor. Truly an uplifting magpie. Thank you!

Bunda said...

Beautiful piece of writing and very uplifting. Thanks!

Jennifer said...

This is beautiful and wise. The first paragraph gives me so much food for thought, and I love the lamp metaphor. Excellent magpie.

leenah. said...

Clarity asks for release of toxins.

Very relevant read. Thoroughly enjoyed. Thankyou for having written it!

Love.

signed...bkm said...

great way to look at a lantern and life....emotional balance and understanding - nice magpie..bkm