Walking in grace

Walking in grace

A Poem by Shandra Sun
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When you get another chance from life.

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Walking in grace
When the challenges, that are shaking the sense of safety of your existence, are lifted for a while...you get new eyes to look at reality. Suddenly... all the things around you that had become invisible, are alive! You wake up and feel this sweet gratitude softening your eyes, like the sun rays trying to get through a cloudy morning. You realize how fragile life is. You understand what an illusion it is to assume things will happen the way you wished. And from that experience of having no control, there is a surrender arising. Because you have no choice...you choose for acceptance. And somewhere within that paradox you find temporary peace. That's when the green of the garden smiles to you with a friendly good morning. That's when the fragrance of an orange enchant your senses as never before. That's when the chaotic chirping of the birds, sounds like the most harmonious symphony. That's when the touch of your clothes feels like the embrace of a loved one. That's when you become aware of this blissful experience of inhabiting the body and sense the beauties of Creation one more day. Another day.

© 2019 Shandra Sun


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It's hard for me to relate to those who struggle against life's unchangeable restraints. Wishing to have been born rich, better looking and such, seems the same as wanting snow in August. (I know that happens in some parts of the world, but you must know what I mean) As you so well point out, there is much to appreciate and enjoy, just in being alive. On this subject, someone once said, "Just look at the dog that runs, jumps, and has so much fun, seemingly for no particular reason." Perhaps it's like your notion of enjoying the touch of one's own clothes. Now I've said much, but you said it better with these inspired words.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Shandra Sun

1 Year Ago

Thank you Samuel for your appreciation. There are so many health issues challenging my everyday life.. read more
Samuel Dickens

1 Year Ago

I can relate to your medical issues, as I've struggled with heart disease since the age of 44. I got.. read more
Shandra Sun

1 Year Ago

Yes. Definitely. Hope we may enjoy sunsets and smell flowers for many good years, Samuel.



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This is the definition of grace and presence what a wonderful place to be wish I could bottle it up for the down days! Love what you saw and said

Posted 1 Year Ago


This is beautifully put & an important thing to grasp, for life contentment. Expectations & wants are the curse of the human race. We sit around bemoaning things to the point where we fail to notice the abundance that surrounds us. Even in the worst circumstances, blessings can be found, if that's what one is focused on. You've laid out that concept in a lyrical earnest way, as if you feel so passionately about this, you almost want to will the reader to try it, if they haven't already. Some persuasive writing does not leave the reader space to have a differing approach, but even in your passion, you respect that the reader must be persuaded, not preached at. (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Shandra Sun

1 Year Ago

Thank you for sharing that. Suffering can be a great teacher, right?
barleygirl

1 Year Ago

I will never complain about all that's happened to me . . . I was such a stubborn control freak, it .. read more
Shandra Sun

1 Year Ago

I complain once for a while....
I am not sure if the title is a play on Grace Mary but in any case you have intentionally or unitentionally encapsulated in this descriptive piece the concept of 'mindfullness'. Stop and smell the roses girl!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Shandra Sun

1 Year Ago

You can't smell the roses when you're being tormented by excruciating pain. Only after the monster h.. read more
Appreciating a "tomorrow" after a very 'harrowing' today is seldom taken lightly - for a measured moment our aura shows a 'brightness' in the energy of our existence... quite for real.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Shandra Sun

1 Year Ago

Yes. yes. yes. You say it so beautifully. Thank you Chris. Love your review.
Chris

1 Year Ago

Sometimes it is not the writing that needs critiquing it is the 'thoughts' that were expressed that .. read more
Shandra Sun

1 Year Ago

Yes, indeed.
It's hard for me to relate to those who struggle against life's unchangeable restraints. Wishing to have been born rich, better looking and such, seems the same as wanting snow in August. (I know that happens in some parts of the world, but you must know what I mean) As you so well point out, there is much to appreciate and enjoy, just in being alive. On this subject, someone once said, "Just look at the dog that runs, jumps, and has so much fun, seemingly for no particular reason." Perhaps it's like your notion of enjoying the touch of one's own clothes. Now I've said much, but you said it better with these inspired words.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Shandra Sun

1 Year Ago

Thank you Samuel for your appreciation. There are so many health issues challenging my everyday life.. read more
Samuel Dickens

1 Year Ago

I can relate to your medical issues, as I've struggled with heart disease since the age of 44. I got.. read more
Shandra Sun

1 Year Ago

Yes. Definitely. Hope we may enjoy sunsets and smell flowers for many good years, Samuel.

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Maastricht, Zuid Limburg, Netherlands



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