Tuesday, November 08, 2005

When I Relax

Whenever I try too hard
things I do start backfiring
sometimes harming me.

When I relax and trust
the planet turns without my help
events fall into place on their own
my life unfolds naturally.
—me strauss Letting me be

29 comments:

Joe said...

First thing i've read today that i like!

ME Strauss said...

Hi Joe,
Thanks, that's a compliment if I ever heard one.

smiles,
Liz

The Hungry Writer said...

thanks for the post. i think of how i din't relax during my wreck last week and now i'm paying for it. life too, to me atleast, seems a wreck sometimes, and often i do not relax, but i know i should just relax. breathe. relax. repeat.

ME Strauss said...

Hi Hungry,

That's it breathe, relax, breathe. Then everyone gets nicer.
smiles,
Liz

Trée said...

Just sitting in my big leather chair over in the corner taking it all in. Thanks for setting me up by the window with all the natural light. Mind if I stay awhile?

:-)

ME Strauss said...

Now why else would you think that the chair would be there? I never sit in it.
smiles,
Liz

mergrl said...

When I relax and trust
the planet turns without my help
events fall into place on their own
my life unfolds naturally.





Liz
so beautifully written and so incredibly hard for me to do :0)

ME Strauss said...

Mergrl,

Not hard. Like riding a bike. You have to relax nnd get your balance that's all. Then you never forget how. The river will carry you if you let it. Promise.
smiles,
Liz

mergrl said...

The river will carry you if you let it. Promise.

thanks Liz, maybe I need to tack that up somewhere I can always see it

(hugs)

ME Strauss said...

(((hugs)))

Trée said...

Does someone need bike riding lessons? I may be of some assistance here. :-)

Liz, I do classes in Zen riding too if you would like to join us.

:-)

I'll go back to my chair now.

ME Strauss said...

Hey Tree,
Zen bike riding. Hmmmm now there's a post I haven't done yet. Maybe I'll think about that one this weekend. Tonight is going to be mystical poetry night.

It's nice having you over there watching me work. :)

smiles,
liz

Brian Harrison said...

neat blog. you should keep writing.

ME Strauss said...

Hi Brian,
Thanks for the encouragement.
I think I might.
smiles,
Liz

fineartist said...

Life unfolding naturally is as it should be. Thank you, for reminding us, and for causing us to look at situations with a Liz clarity.

You mentioned to Mergrl that “the river will carry you.” brilliant.

Sometimes when I am feeling harried or troubled I find a river or creek to watch. I am certain that troubles float away with the water when we allow ourselves the time to watch the river flow.

ME Strauss said...

Hi Lori,
Some of us let the river take us and others try to hold on to the shore and end up with all of that debris that catches there.

Gosh it's good to hear from you.

smiles,
Liz

Writer Mom said...

Yes, yes. Naturally is best. Hard convincing others of that, but wonderful to meet people who get it.

ME Strauss said...

Hi writer mom,
Nice for me too, to meet someone who "gets it." Have you read "Illusions" by Richard Bach? (It's his only book that I like.) He got it then. If not you should buy it for yourself as an early holiday gift.

smiles,
Liz

Jennifer said...

There's something to be said for 'not' trying to hard :)

Good Morning.

PS: I'm not sure what you said to your word verification the other day but he's muched improved! I can actually read the letters.

ME Strauss said...

Sorry that it took me so long. Somehow I did something magical to my computer and when I went to write you, my computer was writing right to left.

If I could do that on purpose it would be one thing . . . cool, but.

Good morning!!
Actually I had my brothers, Angelo and Pasquale talk to the verification guy. They are much more "persuasive" than I am. :)
smiles,
Liz

easywriter said...

We are on the same wave length here Liz. I was thinking this morning about trying too hard. I do that. It can drive people and things away.

ME Strauss said...

Ji Easy,
We can only do what we can do and we should try to do more and beat our selves up when we don't do it.
smiles,
Liz

Bluesky_Liz said...

This is true. Sometimes you just have to do what you have to do and then let things happen. I do get easily worked up and need such reminders now and then. :)

ME Strauss said...

Hi Liz,
We all need these reminders now and then.

Oh, you thought I was writing them for you?

smiles,
Liz

Bluesky_Liz said...

Not particularly, but your timing is always right. :)

ME Strauss said...

I was smiling when I said that.
I know that we both tend to be hard on ourselves.
smiles,
liz

Bluesky_Liz said...

:)

Writer Mom said...

Putting him on the list, thank you.

ME Strauss said...

Oh do, Writer Mom.
It's an afternoon read. I read it aloud with several of my friends. I'm sure you'll enjoy it. It's often in the gift book section.

smiles,
Liz