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Clearing The Path February 23, 2020

Posted by nrhatch in Art & Photography, Life Balance, Mindfulness.

Not all storms come to disrupt your life.

Some come to clear your path.

Artwork by Carole A. V. Dougherty ~ available at Island Gallery West

True for you?


1. Sam D.C.C. - February 23, 2020


nrhatch - February 23, 2020

When I saw this saying, it rang true for me too. Thanks for weighing in.

Sam D.C.C. - February 23, 2020

It’s just not something you can see *while* it’s happening which makes it that much harder to bear. Until you grow through it and gain the necessary perspective!

nrhatch - February 23, 2020

When I look back and see the shifting landscape of my life from this perspective, I am convinced that where I am is where I ought to be . . . even if (at the time) I felt a storm had blown me “off course.”

Sam D.C.C. - February 24, 2020

It’s such a joy to realize that! Things have been very messy and unsure/unknown these last few years but as I look around, I know my Now is exactly why that was.

nrhatch - February 24, 2020

Here’s to the feeling of being “back on track.” _/!\_

2. Rivergirl - February 23, 2020

Most definitely.
Heartbreaking…. but true.

nrhatch - February 23, 2020

Sometimes we need to let go of “one thing” to have our hands free to grab another . . .

Sometimes we do NOT want to let go.

3. Jill Weatherholt - February 23, 2020

Definitely…I believe we grow the most during those unexpected storms.

nrhatch - February 23, 2020

Me too, Jill.

The storm rages. The path clears. Opportunities await.

4. Tippy Gnu - February 23, 2020

They clear paths and leave us with clear skies. Although things can remain windy for awhile.

nrhatch - February 23, 2020

Blustery, indeed! Thanks for weighing in, TG.

5. Ally Bean - February 23, 2020

Yes it’s true for me, but not the easiest concept to embrace.

nrhatch - February 23, 2020

Some months back we bought a 365 day calendar ~ A Daily Dose of Positive. This “daily dose” appeared this morning and resonated with me enough that I shook off my temporary blogging slump to share it . . . without much in the way of embellishment. 😛

During the storms, I remind myself that “shaking my fist at the sky will not stop the rain from falling.” After each storm passes, I look around the landscape to see if any new and intriguing pathways have appeared. If not, I stop and ask the Hookah Smoking Caterpillar and/or the Cheshire Cat for directions.

Ally Bean - February 23, 2020

You promise that when you meet the Caterpillar &/or Cat you’ll snap a selfie with them, right? 😁

nrhatch - February 23, 2020
6. joyroses13 - February 23, 2020

Always liked this quote, well like may be the wrong term, LOL! But it is very true.

nrhatch - February 23, 2020

A related quote that resonates:

Boats are safe in harbor . . . but that’s not what boats are for.
~ Michael Lillie

joyroses13 - February 23, 2020

Yup! A good one too!

7. Prior... - February 23, 2020

Love the idea about clearing and benefiting 😉

nrhatch - February 23, 2020

Sometimes all we need to get through “stormy weather” is the hope that something good will result from the turmoil.

Prior... - February 23, 2020


8. Behind the Story - February 24, 2020

I love the art work. It would look good for a book cover.

The saying you site seems to call for some specific application.Yes, I think I have an example or two.

nrhatch - February 24, 2020

I love that painting ~ layers of colorful adventures surrounding a calm center.

9. L. Marie - February 24, 2020

Definitely, Nancy! My family has had an emotional storm for a while.

Beautiful painting!

nrhatch - February 24, 2020

Hope things “settle down” soon . . . revealing pleasing vistas.

10. Geri - May 3, 2020

Never was there a truer statement.

nrhatch - May 3, 2020

Thanks for stopping by and weighing in, Geri. Stay well!

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