Pathways to Peace......

@sueznewz2 (8792)
Alicante, Spain
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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@maggs224 (1776)
• Alicante, Spain
21 May 16
I am that the op went well and that your dad is getting his strength back. I am proud of the way you are dealing with the problems and restoring the peace :D See you soon love maggs
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@sueznewz2 (8792)
• Alicante, Spain
21 May 16
Thanks mate....@maggs224 missing you..., yeahhh ... see you soon... lotz of love...
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@sueznewz2 (8792)
• Alicante, Spain
21 May 16
@sueznewz2 thanks @maggs224 i've messaged you on facebook...
@PainsOnSlate (18576)
• Canada
22 May 16
I love your idea of walking off the stress and I laughed when you scared the birds. I am rarely stressed but when I am, i do know that exercise helps burn it off.. Love the photo
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@sueznewz2 (8792)
• Alicante, Spain
23 May 16
Thanks ... @PainsOnSlate i'm glad you like the photo..., yeahhh poor birds...i'm glad you don't get stressed much...
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@BelleStarr (29538)
• 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.
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@sueznewz2 (8792)
• Alicante, Spain
21 May 16
Thanks @BelleStarr i'm sorry the causes of your anxiety are still around...., I hope you will be free from them soon... best wishes...
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@mom210 (5817)
• Atlanta, Georgia
21 May 16
Hang in there, it all passes eventually. Have a good weekend
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@sueznewz2 (8792)
• Alicante, Spain
21 May 16
Thank you @mom210 I hope you have a good weekend too....
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• 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 ~
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@sueznewz2 (8792)
• Alicante, Spain
21 May 16
Many thanks @crazyhorseladycx I really appreciate it.... thanks for the hugs too...
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• United States
20 May 16
A new day, a new beginning.....
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@sueznewz2 (8792)
• Alicante, Spain
20 May 16
That's right... thanks.... even moment by moment....
@BettyB (4304)
• Summerville, South Carolina
20 May 16
Venting helps. Prayer helps as well. Things have a habit of working out.
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@sueznewz2 (8792)
• Alicante, Spain
20 May 16
Thank you... @BettyB yes prayer does help... A fair bit of that went on too... well is still ongoing,...
@Juliaacv (19584)
• Canada
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.
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@sueznewz2 (8792)
• Alicante, Spain
20 May 16
rThanks julia... @ Juliaacv.... it was a nice walk... that's why I made my way there.... this photo doesn't quite do it justice as to how steep it is...but it is a lovely area... just right for thinking...
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• Eugene, Oregon
20 May 16
You were resourceful in having the stamina to deal with all that stress and family stuff. I am mostly glad not to have a lot of family.
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@sueznewz2 (8792)
• Alicante, Spain
20 May 16
Thank you... @JamesHxstatic Yes fortunately it is just the immediate family...., but all is well now ..
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@Teep11 (6269)
• 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.
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@sueznewz2 (8792)
• Alicante, Spain
20 May 16
I completely agree ...thanks ...
@RubyHawk (19050)
• Atlanta, Georgia
20 May 16
That's exactly what I do, walking does wonders for worries and stress. it's a good share.
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@sueznewz2 (8792)
• Alicante, Spain
20 May 16
Thanks ...it certainly is ....
@jaboUK (48827)
• United Kingdom
20 May 16
I was relieved to read that you are in England, as I couldn't believe it was your Spanish 'family' that you were at odds with. Glad you let it all out, and feel better as a result.
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@sueznewz2 (8792)
• Alicante, Spain
20 May 16
Thanks janet @jaboUK no not my spanish family...lol's
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@JudyEv (90220)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 May 16
I would often go for a ride on my horse when I was stressed out and come back refreshed and sometimes even with the problem solved. So I can understand that walking helps.
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@sueznewz2 (8792)
• Alicante, Spain
20 May 16
While walking did help... @JudyEv It would be nice to go on horse back too...
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