It seems Ailsa’s theme this week has me going in a different direction. Surprise! Like I haven’t veered off the beaten path before.
The word ‘edge’ brings out more of a feeling to me. Maybe it’s just me, or the way things have developed lately. I’m thinking more in terms of a physical sensation. Something is creating this emotion in me that’s got me feeling ‘on edge’. A tension. A nervous feeling, like teetering on the edge of a cliff, or on the brink of – what? – disaster?
Let’s hope not. Let’s hope it’s really more a feeling of anticipation. Of the wonders of things to come.
While perusing Instagram today, I came across this on #thegoodquote. Kind of takes the edge off. 🙂
“KEEP THE FAITH, NEVER GIVE UP HOPE. GREAT THINGS HAPPEN WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT THEM TO.”
Ever had the feeling? How do you cope?
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On edge is not my favorite way to feel. I take your advice and breathe through it. I also meditate through it. It doesn’t change the situation, but it changes your head about it. Hang in there, pal. xo
I’m trying, kid. I’m trying. ❤️
How do I cope? I try to remember to breathe. And to ask for help – even talking to someone helps to take the edge off.
Thanks, Colline. Sometimes, when I’m not holding my breath, I breathe. 🙂
Breathe. Yes. Stopping to breathe, let the mind go free.
Feeling very much that way as we’re coping with a medical issue right now. It’s unknowns, I think, that create the edge-i-ness. One of the times when just holding on, holding as steady as possible, helps.
You know. I didn’t think about that. I’m always too busy being on edge when things get freaky, to think that sometimes, it’s what you don’t know that is causing this emotion. If I can remember that, and then remember worrying won’t change things, then maybe getting through these times might be less edgy. And of course, breathe. 🙂
I pray for your wellness, Judith, and will hold on with you. ❤️
Sometimes writing helps to clear out all those thoughts that jam my head and keep me on edge.
Yeah. I’ve actually been giving that some thought. Even maybe a crack at fiction. Have you read Janna’s blog? http://jannatwrites.wordpress.com/2014/08/28/the-space-between-fiction-emilio-paquale-photo/
I think you might like her work. And Emilio’s photo too.
I am also “on edge” – change and family issues on my end. I had to laugh when I read the serenity prayer – it was like God poinking me on the head “Yo – this is for you too, chick”. I cope with prayer, talking to friends or my husband or my sisters, counseling, connecting with others, and writing. Oh yes – and breathing for sure! It helps me to find out that I’m not alone either. Pretty much everyone has SOMETHING going on in their lives, and often times I can get snippets of wisdom to help me in my own situation. Like your blog this morning! 🙂
I’m glad you got that little tap on the head. We all need reminders, every day. You’re the second person that’s mentioned writing. I’m guessing you might both mean journaling, but I’d like to take a crack at fiction.
I hope your edge smooths out. Thanks for the visit, Sue. P.S. I have a very similar photo of my feet in the water. I thought, just for a sec, that you glommed my photo. LOL. If I come across it I’ll send it to you. Very freaky. Have a great week.
Yes, I do mean journaling, but actually, have also thought about channeling into something else because it helps take my head out of the situation. It’s so draining to always be worrying or thinking about the same thing all the time! So I think I am going to follow your lead here. Let me know how it works for you and I will do the same!
Good luck. Will do.
Oh, and about the feet – I take pictures of my feet all the time…lol. Kind of a backwards selfie.
I can understand the “on edge” – its a question of getting into survival mode. Breathing, yes; and I find taking a walk good too – gives me time in my space. And what about the novel? Why not give it a go? Any thoughts re genre??? A
Novel?!?! YIKES! I think I’ll start with a short story. Maybe using a photo for a prompt like I’ve seen others do. Successfully, I might add. 😉
Breathing? Walking? Good thing I can still do them both. 😀 Thanks, bud. xxx
Sorry that you’re feeling so uneasy, Gemma. Could it be the change of season that exacerbates these feelings? I’m a bit on edge too, with all the changes in my life, but I have to keep reminding myself that it’s all good. Love your beautiful, calming shot of the beach. *hugs*
Thanks, Sylvia. The beach always helps. It could be the change in season on top of everything else. But you’re absolutely right. It’s all good. ❤️
Great literal take on the word! I’m with you and your quote! I’ve been on edge too but your beach took me away!
Glad to be of service. 🙂
More like entertaining? I hope you are ok.
Fine, Kathryn. Just fine. Thanks. 🙂
As you know, me duck, (that’s what they say in Nottingham- funny folk, aren’t they? Scratches head!) I’m on a lucky streak right now. But I’m all too well aware that a twitch at the rug beneath my feet and down I’ll go- again! So I try to enjoy it while it lasts, and spread a few smiles. Wish I had that secret for making life less edgy though- I’d share it with you.
Your Buddha quotes seem to hit the spot. He knew a thing or two, didn’t he? And I love your beach shot, Gem. Happy weekend! 🙂
Your kindness is enough to take some of the edge off.