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A better place

Maybe there are things in our life’s we want to change. Maybe we don’t agree with some things in our world. How much things have changed! Today I am pausing to take a look at how I can contribute to make my world a better place, not just for myself but also for those around me. Coming across these guidelines from Lori, surely feel like a winner to me.

It is number 2 that leaves me a little ashamed today. Judgement. I don’t like judgement and yet inadvertently I have used it in a recent issue with Mom. I haven’t talked to her in nearly three weeks. She hasn’t answered the iPad and in the past she has done things like that when she was mad at me and didn’t want to talk to me. Of course there were excuses I tried to make prior to arriving at this point, maybe she didn’t hear it, maybe she is sleeping, is the iPad charged etc. but in the end I felt that she just didn’t have anything to say to me. I assumed and judged her based on past experiences and her stubbornness. I was sure of this since it had become increasingly harder to talk to her, not being able to tell her what she so desperately wanted to hear. News has arrived that the iPad won’t turn on and that she hasn’t been feeling well again. I have not felt too hot myself, and it’s not the first time it feels as if we are connected, sharing each other’s health shortfalls. Now with the new information, it leaves me feeling that perhaps I have done her wrong. I have assumed and judged her, not fully knowing the truth and there is something to be learned here for me. Or was it that I just went with my gut feeling and it finally has let me down? I am not sure but I still like the following lines and believe there is always improvements to be made.

A better place….

Be the person who breaks the cycle.

If you were judged, choose understanding.

If you were rejected, choose acceptance.

If you were shamed, choose compassion.

Be the person you needed when you were hurting, not the person who hurt you.

Vow to be better than what broke you – to heal instead of becoming bitter so you can act from your heart, not your pain.

~Lori Deschene


Who am I, and why I write. I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I am the one, holding on to the silver lining when the skies are gray. I’m a believer that nothing is coincidence, but that everything has purpose. I’ve made my mistakes, don’t we all, but I see them as growing pains and they are a part of who I am today. I have lost myself in order to find myself, and I still do from time to time, but in a good way. I’m a big child who laughs until my belly hurts when life wants to be serious. Career wise: I’ve been there, done that, and I took “The jump” off the hamster wheel in an effort to change my future. I didn’t land all that soft, but I can say that I’m still proud to have found the courage to do it. Coming full circle, I had it all, and yet I was lonely and had nothing. Today I choose to be a collector of moments and I chase memories, instead of the material stuff. Less is more, and the motto is quality over quantity. You’d be amazed at how freeing it can be. I see myself as a free spirit that believes in an unconventional lifestyle. Somehow I go against the grain most of the times, not to rebel, but because it feels right to stay true to my unique and authentic self. It takes courage, and you often stand alone, but if you dare, you soon realize that it is the only way if you don’t want to lose who you are. Just like most, my past wasn’t easy and I come from a life that didn’t always give me the opportunity to be heard. Few related and even fewer cared to take the time. But that’s the past and it’s history, the future hasn’t happened and the “NOW” is truly all we ever have. In the end we all have a story to tell, and we all seek to be understood. We all yearn to be heard and accepted and still life is hard and our path is full of stumbling blocks. If we can see the lessons in adversity we may realize that the toughest moments are often our greatest teachers. There is a reason for the saying that the stars can’t shine without darkness, and it might be darkness that will show you the light.
It took a series of (un)fortunate events, to learn to glow through the pain, to learn how to dance in the rain. I believe in Magic and wonder, and the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. As an empath this old soul often feels a little too much, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Today, I am here to tell my story because I believe that it can help others. It is my hope to bring inspiration and strengths to you, while showing you that it can be done. I know you are out there, and I know you are suffering in silence. I am here to tell you that you are not alone, and your voice is being heard loud and clear. Hang on and be strong, transformation is yours. 
In light and love....Rhapsody Bohème 💙🦋

22 thoughts on “A better place

    1. It was a big lesson for me to learn this year and I had pushed too hard. I would have never realized it until the universe took matters into their own hands and just forced me to. Sometimes it’s the only way we learn as otherwise we’d keep going and going like the energizer bunny. 😉

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  1. Beautiful and thought provoking post, dear Rhapsody 🙂
    I have also been fighting with same challenges and I think, there are always space for improvement.
    These guidelines are really good to remember.
    Much love and healing your way ❤

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  2. Wise words. Our freedom is always based on that ‘projected’ line that we all have…it is the step across that will set us free. The courage, faith and love, of ourselves first, will open our wings and see and touch a whole new way of being ❤️

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  3. To not judge is so hard and yet it’s so hurtful as you say. Keep trying with your mum she knows you love her I’m sure. Understanding your parents can be the hardest thing to do, there’s a lesson for me here too.

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    1. Thank you Simon, wise words indeed and so true. I got to talk to Mom today after nearly three weeks and it was good to see her. She is still not all that well but hopefully things will er better and I can breath a little hope into her days.


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