Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Wishcasting Wednesday

~ I believe all suffering is caused by ignorance. People inflict pain on others
in the selfish pursuit of their happiness or satisfaction.
Yet true happiness comes from a sense of peace and contentment, which in turn
must be achieved through the cultivation of altruism, of love and compassion,
and elimination of ignorance, selfishness, and greed.  
~ Dalai Lama

What or whom do I wish to make peace with?


I have lived long enough to realize...
you can not make anyone, including family members...  see things in a different light.
Unless they are willing!
Willing to open their hearts, allowing love and compassion to fill their soul.

Over the past two months, I have been carrying around a heavy heart.
Honesty... the weight of it all,  had become unbearable.

If I was to light a candle for every hurtful word that was exchanged...
you could supply enough light to fill the city, for everyone to see.

Who wants to keep track of that, anyways?

Wasted time, energy, and space... filling my heart and life up with. 
Life is too precious!
I am willing to make peace with myself.
I may not be able to change, the point of view of others... 
I can personally change the way if effects me.

Things may not be the way I want them to be... but I have a wishful heart!


  1. That is a beautiful wish April, hugs to you xxx
    As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you also :)

  2. I suppose it is right that peace comes from within as we are often unable to change the things around us. I am a great admirer of the Dalai Lama, so wise. Wishing you peace; the peace that you seek!

  3. That is exactly what I was thinking to wish for, me. As you wish, so I wish for you!

  4. I know or feel the way you do. As April wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

  5. Wow, you have no idea how much this resonates with me right now. I have come to the same realization, myself and I consider it a nudge of confirmation from above that I came across your post this morning.

    As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you also!

  6. Sucker punched again this morning... where is my coffee? This is so true in my life right now. As you wish for yourself, so I also wish for you.

  7. I sometimes think that the holidays bring out the worst in families. I've been having troubles with mine as well so I can commiserate a little.
    As you wish for yourself today, so I wish for you as well!

  8. Wishing for you as you wish for yourself ... to be at peace with your sweet Self. Change nothing. Just be. Hugs, for 2012.

  9. A wish for exveryone. As you wish for yourself, so I wish also for you.

  10. As you wish for yourself, I wish for you as well--and all of us. What a blessing it would be.

  11. A wonderful wish, what April wishes for herself I also wish for her.

  12. What a beautiful, healthy wish. As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you also.

  13. Such a wonderful quote and beautiful post!
    Wishing you peace, hope, and abundant creativity in 2012!!!!

  14. As you wish for yourself, I lovingly wish for you as well.

  15. Dear sweet April. I'm so sorry that your heart is heavy. I hope you can unburden yourself of this load that you carry. You're absolutely right, you can't change what others say or do but you can change how your react and how it affects you. I wish you peace with yourself and this situation. As you wish for yourself so I wish for you also.

  16. I'm so sorry to hear you've had a heavy heart April. It is no easy task to change the way you let conflict affect how you feel, at least for me But it can be done and then the sweet freedom...

    As you wish for yourself, I too wish for you.

  17. As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you also!

  18. Thank you ladies... for all wishing along beside me! *hugs*

  19. As you wish for yourself, I wish for us both. It sounds like the hurtful feelings you've been dealing with are the same feelings at this end. There are days that I wish I could stick my head in the sand but I keep moving with the hopes that one day all the strife will end. Happy New Year!

  20. I agree, Jane! *hugs*
    I have used art as my therapy... make something pretty, I will give you a smile :]

  21. I love the quote!
    I *love* that you are willing to open your heart..kind of like opening to flow..As you wish for your self, so I too wish for you as well:)

  22. I really feel bad for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers dear one. If I could wave a magic wand, I'd give you tons of peace!

  23. Love the "Peace" quote - really gave me a new perspective on peace.

    As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you also.