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July 19, 2010

My Mooring Lines

As I continue to change and learn and grow, it is important for me to keep my mooring lines in place. Keep them strong. As I progress in my life adventure, I cut off some lines and I need to remember to replace them to keep the core strong. I don't want to be drifting back to old behavior or falling overboard into the murky pain of the past. The goal is to live in the present, face the trials that arrive in my life, make wise choices and use the tools I have at my disposal in my twelve step program and tools I learned in therapy.

Change is inevitable, often preferable in my life. A year ago the mooring lines that were in place have been replaced with new ones. The meetings I was attending have been replaced. Therapy has been discontinued. Exercise is now an important part of my daily schedule. Blogging is consistent and healthy. These are some of my mooring lines today.

There are always about eight strong mooring lines in place in my life at a time.

Photo courtesy of towmasters.com.

44 comments:

Eternally Distracted said...

Strong, healthy mooring lines are essential for everything. I am glad yours are tough and constantly replaced :0)

Opaque said...

I am glad that "my mooring lines" are firmly anchored.

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

... to those people who hold us with their love and free us with their belief.

Brian Miller said...

i hear you techno...its so important to inspect those lines as well, b/c what they once provided may not be what you are getting...and if you aint got em, your ship will get tossed around when the storms come...b/c they always do...

LL Cool Joe said...

fuMy mooring lines are my faith in God. They never change, however much I do, or however much I try and to untie them and throw them away.

Betty said...

Like LL Cool Joe, my mooring line is my belief and faith in God. HE is for me, the place to go, when I need to find the direction to go.

Hilary said...

Great analogy for strength. May your lines always hold you.

Jeanie said...

Your words and the picture you chose show that you find great strength in your mooring lines whatever life brings your way.

Sassy Pants Freckle Face said...

without those lines,..we'd all be lost at see! Happy morning friend!!

The Urban Cowboy said...

The mooring lines we choose to utilize are the necessary foundation to minimize the water we take in and/or the eventual sinking of our vessel. Very nicely writen, TechnoBabe.

jinksy said...

And the strongest mooring lines are those made of love! :)

BLOGitse said...

Strong, beautiful, deep, meditative post...
Wise choices, that's it.
Have a good day!

BLOGitse

ellen abbott said...

I had to stop and think about my own. I always considered them my anchors though.

Ina in Alaska said...

Exercise is so important! The ship may rock but the lines will hold firm. Sending love, hugs and support, always. xoxo

Everyday Goddess said...

I'm on your wavelength. The Now is an incredible opportunity, and it's all we really have.

Do you read Eckhart Tolle? Or The Teachings of Abraham?

TALON said...

I love the analogy of the mooring lines, TechnoBabe. Change is definitely inevitable, but sometimes the changes are truly life-altering. Thank you for sharing this.

blueviolet said...

I never really realized that the mooring lines are ever changing, but you are so absolutely right! This was such a great post. Got me thinking...

Kristina P. said...

I didn't even know what mooring lines were!

Mama Zen said...

This is a truth beautifully expressed.

lisleman said...

"falling overboard into the murky pain of the past"
That's a great line.
I know you are musical and this post reminds me of a great song.
The Voyage by Christy Moore
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_surYSjPZQA

The lyrics makes me think and the Irish sound sends my mind traveling.

Cinner said...

I really liked the analogy, mooring lines to keep you strong. you are a very strong woman, good to know to keep in check though. hugs.

Gappy said...

I'm so glad that you have these lines to keep you strong, and that also one of them is blogging as that means we can all benefit. Not only does it keep you 'moored' but you're radiating it out aswell. Lovely. x

DJan said...

I think you are well moored. And it's a good thing, because you are very special and need to stick around in one piece for some of us who need you! Like me.

Vinny "Bond" Marini said...

See now, this is a grand reason why I enjoy coming here. You weave words to explain things which, otherwise would sound mundane.

willow said...

Good thoughts for Monday!!

Rose said...

Stay strong. I can empathize. I know that it is not always easy to live in the present.

Came over via The Cowboy's blog.

anne h said...

Insightful, wonderful, as usual!
Blogging is a line for me.
And the wonderful people I've "met" - like you!
Stay strong!

Gary's third pottery blog said...

OH!

Fancy said...

Behold the mooring lines of time! What a wonderful reflection on life well lived.

Casey Freeland said...

Ah, you have some beautiful lines now.

And, Shadow, that was beautiful.

Casey

Bernie said...

Loved that you accept change and replace the "mooring lines"
I hope you will continue to do so my friend....life is good....hugs

secret agent woman said...

I don't know that what keeps us steady is nearly as important as that something does. It's a good thing to know they can change and yet stay strong.

Shadow said...

i hear you. as much as i hate change, i do love the changes that have occured in my life. your 'mooring lines' are superb.

Dave King said...

Mooring lines... mmmm, there's a lot to be extracted from that concept, I think.

Maggie said...

What a wonderful post! You are absolutely right. We need those lines for safeness and stability to feel reassured of our surroundings. You are a very strong person.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Hey Techno, We are on the same wave length these days. I'm working on the mooring lines too and aware of the changes and need for growth and reinforcement.

Well said. Keep up the good work! xo j

Syd said...

Ahh...I love this post. Yes, I have to be careful that my mooring lines are secure.

Ed Pilolla said...

this is so visionary. and i love the word mooring, sounds so immense, which it is appropriately.
i have visions of pillars holding me up, like when my dad died, one of my pillars was gone, which was a painful thing but also a good thing in the long run, as pillars shouldn't be parents.
your mooring lines sounds strong. you have indeed walked this earth.

Cheryl said...

I too am fortunate to have strong mooring lines. Although my boat has hit a few waves off and on but then the calm is welcomed.

Hope said...

I think the hardest thing for me to learn was that it was okay to let some mooring lines go and replace them with different ones.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

This was beautifully put. I think it's an indication of maturity when we realize that we need such mooring lines. I'm glad yours are in place, and that you are comfortable enough to change them as they grow frayed and new ones do the job better.

Ms Hen said...

What a beautiful Visual way to picture Recovery...!!!! Beautiful... I know I'm going to picture my recovery this way.. I like how you speak about Change too. (hugs)

Betty Ann

Lori said...

Love this! Thank you for this much needed reminder!

Marla said...

As I am reading through your posts, I can see how strong and healthy and safe you are. I think I need mooring lines in my life.