Pathways to Peace......
May 19, 2016 6:45pm CST
I could write about 8 different posts, there are sssoooo many thoughts... flashing in and out of my brain..., but I won't.... My normal peace and equilibrium is under attack, because of other peoples thoughts , feelings and problems... 'family....' I am playing the role of peacemaker, although part of me would like to join the war party..lol's ... but no.... no good would come of that...so I find myself being the peace maker.... trying to restore peace and balance and a positive way forward... I am quite good at this usually..., but I am struggling a bit at the moment. I'm not a stranger to anxiety or stress..., and know how to beat them..., but..., just because I know how to beat them...does not make it a simple task... it takes persistence and effort... I have been for a walk today.... I find that walking helps.... it helps burn off the physical stress energy..., and I get peace and quiet...and can think things through... I usually have a sounding board... @maggs224, but i'm in England and she's in spain... ssooo, I walked deep into the woods and said out loud .. aaarrrhhhhhh ... there was a sudden flutter of wings and shower of twigs and leaves..., as the birds that had been sitting in the trees singing, suddenly left...oooppps...., sorry birds... I did that, because I think it's quite beneficial to vent, or what we do on here sometimes, is to rant..., and say the things ...you'd like to say...but not too anyone,... so no damage gets done... but, you've said what you wanted to..., so it's not churning round inside you any more .... Then..., having let out the pent up emotions and words ..., I work on replacing the peace and harmony within my spirit, and prepare myself so I can be strong and positive when the need arises.... The post photo, is mine, it is of the steps I walked up to access the path in the woods, that I wanted to walk on..., there were 71 steps... up...and 71 steps back down again at the end of the walk.... Any way.... all is well ..., and peace is restored.... sorry its such a long post.... But by sharing it... it might help someone else..who is dealing with stress, or anxiety, or frustration.
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• Portland, Connecticut
21 May 16
Stress, anxiety and frustration are my almost constant companions. Most of the time I can deal with it quite well but every so often I shut myself away in a room and just have a good loud cry, basically the same thing you did in the woods, just letting it out. It does feel cathartic. But unfortunately the sources of the anxiety, stress and frustration are still there so they will be back.
• United States
21 May 16
bless yer heart 'n the biggest'f hugs!! i agree that goin' fer a walk's a great thingy. no woods 'round these parts - jest miles'n miles'f pasture 'n farm land. when i go out'n give a yell i swear i can hear mice scurryin' fer miles, lol. i'm saddened that'cher feelin' all this burden, hon. ya go 'head'n vent all ya need to jest to keep yer balance, k? keepin' ya 'n yers close'n my heart ~
20 May 16
No, don't be sorry, I did not find this to be a long post at all. I hope that you are able to vent your frustrations and not take up sides and join the war as you refer to it as. I like the walking path stairs, I would find this a nice place to be alone with my thoughts too.
• United States
20 May 16
It's best to let things out and taking a walk or talking to a trusted friend can help us find the peace that we need. Stress may enter our lives and we should find positive ways to release it. We have to release those emotions so that we don't break down. That's great that you find effective ways to channel them.