"Throw everything away, forget about it all. You are learning too much, remembering too much, trying too hard… relax a little bit, give life a chance to flow its own way, unassisted by your mind and effort. Stop directing the river’s flow."
Well I have been rather up and down with posting on my website and my blogs....mostly down in the last year. Sadly my website "Freeing Your Wings" closed finally after six very happy and fruitful years last summer. I tried resurrecting my art blog "Dancing Daisies" earlier this year - 2016 - and several bouts of illness put paid to that as well. I started this new blog over a year ago on my 67th birthday (I am now 68) as I had reached a momentous time in my own spiritual journey and needed to have my own "home" for my thoughts. I have no idea why I started then stopped.
Yesterday, meeting with my lovely friends who helped me keep FYW going for so long reminded me how much I missed the daily contact we used to share on the site with our thoughts for each day, our shared moments of joy and also those of worry and sadness. The site was a blessing in our lives because it enabled us to be in constant contact and it was wonderfully healing. The full extent of this really hit me recently as I thought about how much joy FYW used to bring to my life. Absence made my heart grow fonder indeed.
Yesterday I tried several new social network sites in an attempt to start up a new site for us but all failed. Ning is a hard act to follow....but then that is why we had to pay for it. Without funds it just isn't possible to recreate what we had in FYW and the sites I tried were also so slow, I knew frustration would defeat us all in the long run. So I gave up.
This morning, sitting quietly, I suddenly remembered my "Dancing Daisies" blog and thought to myself...."Why don't I just start a new one and base it around all the spiritual joy and friendship that characterised FYW?" So I came to my blog and discovered I had completely forgotten all about "Cherry Blossom Avenues". My aging brain had let me down again! But.....when I came online and found my two lonely little posts on CBA (Cherry Blossom Avenues) I realised my new "home" was already there....here.
So I plan to start again. I realise it won't work so well as a shared home spot for me and my friends but at least it is somewhere. Blogger has beautiful backgrounds which give me a gentle sense of delight and allow posts to be added simply and attractively. I don't know how easy it will be to add comments but if any of my friends want to share my thoughts (and hopefully add their own) at least we have somewhere to meet up.
So......I have added the picture I wanted to use yesterday for my new site that never happened.....three various names......I will blog later about them...... and hope you like it for starters.
Please do join me if you would like to. I am going to start simply by just adding a "Thought for the Day" as often as I can. If you sign up to the blog you will get a message into your inbox. So...perhaps I will see you here sometimes. I hope so.