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Just Turn the Key and Open the Door

By melanie jean juneau, published on Jun 16, 2014

Change.

I am slowly, changing..

We all want to change. However if we want to change simply to please someone else or to fit in to society out of our own vanity, that is a false wish for a change. I am not talking about the kind of exterior adaptation which involves switching masks or, changing clothes, learning new tricks. No, the kind of change I long for is deep-seated and involves shedding phony masks and removing costumes, not putting on more layers.

To make drastic changes in my life means I must first deal with my interior issues. It means turning the key, and opening... (more)

Tags: personal growth, change

On the Edge and Broken

By melanie jean juneau, published on Aug 23, 2013

One of my inner images which describes my struggle to surrender control is of a wagon wheel.

This wheel is suspended over a deep chasm,

My large family of 10 is on the rim of a wagon wheel hovering over this chasm,

while I stand on the hub,

frantically turning this way and that

to hold all the broken spokes together.

I KNOW that I must let go of this futile sense of responsibility and control

I am afraid to stop.

I am trapped.

Yet, I realize that

my tension prevents natural, organic growth and healing.

My control... (more)

Tags: fear, change, control, surrender, old paradigms

The Power of Words

By melanie jean juneau, published on May 7, 2013

...and can give us a wake-up call.

Do I wear clear, rose or mud coloured eye glasses when I look around? Therapists believe that failure to recognize our foibles and faults is 90% of our problems. If we are brave enough to look at ourselves with clear, fully transparent eye glasses, we can change. When we are desperate enough, we take our feet off the brakes that prevent inner growth and jump-start a process that takes on a life of its own.

Words, especially descriptive words are powerful. What comes out of our mouthes really does help bring sunshine or shadows into our lives and ... (more)

Tags: words, change, glass half empty or half full

180 Degrees: Changing, Again and Again and Again...

By melanie jean juneau, published on Mar 18, 2013

Most of us like amusing variety, a change in the boring humdrum routine of work and life but almost no one likes a gut wrenching core change. Only when I am completely exhausted and finally admit that continuing on my present course is insane or killing me, only then do I let go of control. Change happens when I surrender pride and admit to being, doing, thinking or feeling something that is counter productive. Then I let go and allow an abrupt 18o experience to turn me around.... (more)

Tags: mental health, change, resist

All at Sea - to where there be dragons.

By iancochrane, published on Mar 4, 2013

A courageous rooster crows in the sleepy village below. I’m on the southern island of Kadavu. Spirals of smoke rise from cooking fires to a lazy sky of Fiji blue. I clamber up concrete stairs by the dining room and along a spur straddling huts of palm frond thatch and sheets of rusted iron. Monster mango trees throw a shroud of welcome shade – cool and dark – over ragamuffin fence posts and loose strands of random wire. Motley chickens scratch along the path.

On the highest knoll I sit by a wind-bent palm, sun on my back, gazing across the Pacific at Nabukulevu; an extinct cloud-topped... (more)

Tags: death, life, sailing, pacific, change, fiji, kadavu island, matana beach

Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Change

By melanie jean juneau, published on Feb 4, 2013

Change. We all want to change. However if we want to change simply to please someone else or to fit in to society out of our own vanity, that is a false wish for a change. I am not talking about the kind of exterior adaptation which involves switching masks or, changing clothes, learning new tricks. No, the kind of change I long for is deep-seated and involves shedding phony masks and removing costumes, not putting on more layers.

To make drastic changes in my life means I must first deal with my interior issues. It means turning the key, and opening a door. Sometimes I open the door... (more)

Tags: fear, desire, change, uncertain

The Delhi ASSAULT

By Rahul, published on Dec 27, 2012

... lower level itself to find the reason for the increase in number of these mentalities among men; whether it is the general parenting style, social structure, educational system or all of it in equal share, whatever it is it had to be clearly sorted out. After understanding the problems periodic changes should be implemented to the governing system of the nation, judicial system and the way of life of its citizens because modifying the existing system will not bring any change as it hasn’t done any better after so many years of practice. If culture, religion, belief and heritage can’t... (more)

Tags: india, children, women, science, men, change, sexual assault, injustice, delhi, felony, mental disorder

How To Change The World

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Sep 30, 2012

You change the world and your life as well as others by LOVE....

Listen to the soul that speaks to you

Who sees you clearly

Who accepts and embraces

All you are

All you aren't

Take their hand

Assist their journey

Within your life's blood...

Give them shelter from life's chaos

Let them rest within your warm peace

Burn the embers of pain which

Make them stumble

Replace this with abundant hope

Courage them to begin anew

Strength birthed with their best...

Look... (more)

Tags: love, life, world, choice, change, wisdom, idealism

Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People?

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Aug 30, 2012

...the people who have struggled the usually go one of two ways. They become consumed with their pain and find many unhealthy ways of dealing with it. This then can become a life sentence in many ways. Or... often when the pain just gets to be "too much" they will finally be willing to make changes. You know the saying "hit rock bottom". Well in many ways it applies to most people.

People do not like change . Somehow it is more frightening then the "known " evil. Is it a defect of character or just human nature? Or is it that some people's learning curb is different? It could... (more)

Tags: fear, hope, change, life struggle, evovling

Moments in Time

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Apr 20, 2012

MOMENTS IN TIME

These moments in timeForever etched withinmy quintessencewoven in my heartNever lostin the transienceof ticking life forcepropelling us onwardTime may change us bothtoo quickly ...running before ustime well lived never fadesit in grains beyondwhat is seen

Glimmering before us touching the moonbehind gray cloudsreflecting the beautyof perfect peace.Copyright © 2012 Barbara MacDonald

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Tags: poetry, peace, life, time, change

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