Saturday 22 August 2015

Bowling along...

Recently while holidaying on the island of Arran, I experienced some highs and lows. Now this isn't unusual as life is full of highs and lows, in fact that is the nature of vibration, the essence of life expressed in the movement of energy. There needs to be peaks and troughs and we need to experience them both.

The highs came in the form of a fabulous room at the Auchrannie Hotel, Brodick; wonderful sunsets, enjoyable family time with the extended Auld family, experiencing various dining experiences such as BBQs, Italian nights and eating out at many, many restaurants across the island. We also played board games and card games, played golf and even bowls. Yes bowls...

Eileen's final shot!

Now I am at the stage of playing golf once a year and thoroughly enjoying it and even playing well on occasions. However bowls, now that's a whole different ball game. Even when the bowl does what it is meant to do, some other bowler comes and changes the whole field!

So imagine my surprise when I got the final throw and the final bowl ended up as you can see in the picture on the left... and no it isn't photo shot!

So unbelievable Joy was experienced by me, a totally, inexperienced bowler. You would have thought that I had won an Olympic medal.

 The phrase pride comes before a fall was in my case a quite literal event. As the next day saw me falling my length and sustaining some painful injuries to the right side of my body.

There are no photos of that event I am pleased to say!

As I write this blog, I am still feeling the after effects of the fall, but I am working at focusing on how I felt in the picture above. One of the phrases I use and recommend is that it is better to dwell on the enjoyable aspects of life and not dwell in the lows... so here I am having to practise what I preach!

Confession time... this focusing lark is still a work in progress!

Saturday 1 August 2015

Living It - Dreams

Our dreams are our future, the promise of the day ahead

Forming from the best in us to shape our world.

Our doubts are the storms that prevent us taking the journey

Shaking our bright shiny confidence and blurring our starry eyed gaze.

Our dreams are draped in rainbow colours

Bridging the gap between hope and happening.

Our tears are the raindrops of feelings of failure

Shedding hurts, disappointments and even despair.

Our dreams are who we are in our true selves

Shining as a beacon to help others find themselves.

Ours fears are the clouds that obscure the view

Hiding and masking our true potential

Ours dreams are the world’s dreams, they are needed by the world

I invite you to step up...

and follow me into your dreams…

                                                Eileen Auld