Thursday, March 19, 2015

Do you hide your emotions?

Recently I watched a short YouTube video about how we all tend to hide our emotions. I would share the link but I have no idea what the address was. Why do we sometimes hide our emotions? Is it because society and possibly childhood has conditioned us not to show some emotions as they are perceived as being bad for us.This video really struck a cord with me as I have in the past and still sometimes now store my emotions deep inside me. Why I ask myself? Possibly because if I don't acknowledge them they don't really exist or are a problem. We have five natural emotions and it is entirely natural to experience them. 

GRIEF - Grief is an emotion that surfaces when saying goodbye when you don't want to. 
It's a very natural emotion. But when grief is repressed it is transformed into depression. 
You control GRIEF,
DEPRESSION controls you.

ANGER - Is a natural emotion to express and it never has to be threatening 
or hurtful to anyone. But when anger is repressed it is transformed into rage. 
You control ANGER
RAGE controls you. 

ENVY - Is what inspires us when we see someone exceeding. 
It's what drives us to climb to the top and be the best we can be. 
It's a very natural emotion to express but if we repress envy it can transform to jealousy. 
You control ENVY
JEALOUSY controls you. 

All of these emotions stem from FEAR which is also a very natural emotion to experience. Our fear emotion is our protective instinct. Fears need to be faced and expressed. Fear is an expression of LOVE. Love for ourselves or love for others. LOVE is our highest emotion. 

The key isn't to stop feeling, the key is to start. 

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Week in Rye

Here I am four days into our week camping in the seaside village of Rye and we have had almost all four seasons in those four days. We arrived on Wednesday night, got our camp all set up and caught up with our friends that are staying as well. But at about 11.00pm the wind started and around 2.00am  our annex was hit buy the beginning of the 86km winds and came down like a pile of cards. There was nothing we could do until daylight so we sat and listened as Mother Nature told us who was boss. Once daylight emerged we cleaned up our mess and luckily nothing was damaged just wet and messy. 
Thursday's weather was better with just a few showers and a bit windy. But it was made better with the visit from my daughter Rachel and my two adorable granddaughters Clare and Mikayla. It was Mikayla's first time playing on the beach and she was very excited and super cute. She was running around sideways like a crab.

Thursday evening four of us girls had the extreme pleasure of heading to Peninsula Hot Springs. The Bath House area of the springs consists of more than 20 different bathing experiences. These include a cave pool, reflexology walk, Turkish steam bath, Sauna, cold plunge pools, family bathing area, massaging mineral showers, hilltop pool offering 360 degree views and indoor and outdoor footbaths. The hot pools temperature ranges between 37c and 43c. 

Friday was a very lazy old day and Saturday us girls headed off to check out a couple of local markets. 
In my opinion Red Hill market is one of the best markets in Victoria. There are lots of many and varied products, lost of yummy food and plenty of beautiful fresh local produce. 

Today we headed to the tiny village of Tyabb to wander through the huge antique stores and many craft and various other speciality stores. I have been searching for something unusual to use in a wind chime I am making and yeah I found it in a little junk shed. I will share it with you when my project is finished. We then drove onto Hastings for lunch.

So now I bid you all goodnight as I prepare to snuggle up in my cosy bed in our camper Myrtle. 

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Today's Quote

Way back in the dark ages - well not really- back when I was a young teenager anyway, I read a quote that's for some reason just resonated with my sole. At the time it was quoted by the the late President John F Kennedy. Kennedys take on Gearge Bernard Shaws quote was worded slightly different.
"Some men see things and ask why. 
I dream things and ask why not."
I quickly sat down and wrote it in my best fancy writing and put it up on my wall. It stayed with me for many years moving to different locations in my room. When I got married at 20 my little quote was moved into a scrapbook for safe keeping. Unfortunately over the years my little quote got lost and I hadn't seen it written until today when my "Quote for the Day" flashed up on my phone. Why at such a young age did these words grab me so much and why today when I read it again did I feel compelled to write a blog post about it? I still don't have the answer is it because I have a curious mind, is it that I question everything? I don't know but I think tonight I am going to once again write this little quote in my fanciest writing and put it up so I can once again ponder it's words.