Wasteland

“I thought of the wilderness we had left behind us, open to sea and sky, joyous in its plenitude and simplicity, perfect yet vulnerable, unaware of what is coming, defended by nothing, guarded by no one.” ― Edward Abbey, Beyond the Wall: Essays from the Outside

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Living authentically exposes us to the wilds of our surroundings. It opens us to the adventures of life and subjects us to the endless joy and peace which is ours for the taking.

When we settle into ourselves we don’t ruminate over what has been or worry about what is coming. We find comfort in what is.

When we deal from a place of love we need not defend our actions nor guard our hearts. We need only be.

What appears to some as a wasteland is often life in simplicity. All that is needed is within and is provided. We need not look past ourselves, just within.

16 thoughts on “Wasteland

  1. As usually, Suzi…inspiring words of wisdom!

    “When we settle into ourselves we don’t ruminate over what has been or worry about what is coming. We find comfort in what is.”

    LOVED that!!! And I loved the quote and photo you shared as well!

    Thank you, my friend….X

  2. Love this part: “When we settle into ourselves we don’t ruminate over what has been or worry about what is coming. We find comfort in what is.” So true. Much of my angst has come from obsessing over what’s been done, or worrying about what I can’t anticipate- neither of which can be changed.

  3. I find your wise advice easier to understand as I have gotten older. Which then makes me kick myself for all of that time in the past trying to impress others as it was flushed down the toilet.

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