IF THE ONLY PRAYER YOU SAID IN YOUR LIFE WAS "THANK YOU", THAT WOULD SUFFICE. ~Meister Eckhart

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Things Change

I am taking a break from blogging. This is something I have done regularly for over five years, come here and share my gratitude. It has been an integral part of my sobriety. I have been feeling more and more that I need a little distance from it because it has been really hard lately to exercise restraint of tongue and pen (keyboard). More than likely I will return, but in the long run it is not about me. I just need to figure out what it really is about.

 

 

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A human being has so many skins inside, covering the depths of the heart. We know so many things, but we don't know ourselves! Why, thirty or forty skins or hides, as thick and hard as an ox's or bear's, cover the soul. Go into your own ground and learn to know yourself there. ~Meister Eckhart

36 comments:

Lou said...

Peace, dude. I'll miss you.

Susan Deborah said...

Your posts shall be missed. They spread the right amount of joy and self-awareness.

Peace and passion,
Susan

Kim A. said...

Until we meet again...wherever that may be. Love, hugs, hope, prayers, and good vibes for you on your path. Taking care of you....awesome.

I'll miss ya.

namaste

Ed G. said...

I wish you the very best and certainly support you in getting the perspective you need/want.

I will miss your posts.

Blessings and aloha.

AnyEdge said...

Aw. I hope you come back soon.

dAAve said...

Taking care of one's self is the most important thing we can do -- in recovery or not. At least I'll still get to see you every day.

MeAgain said...

Figures I just discover you as your fading. Ah such is life. Just mean's I'll have to spend more time looking for my own gratitude.
Fairwell and Fair winds to you.

jeanne leigh said...

Courageous to listen to your own voice. Something wonderful will come from this. I will continue to drop by and always will be reminded of how you have continued to inspire me to BE GRATEFUL.

I love the Meister quote. So true! Peace, Jeanne

Donna Sorensen/jas2maui said...

Coming here every morning has been an important part of my beginning each new day...will miss your posts and daily validation that Life is An Attitude/An Attitude of Gratitude. Much Mahalo! Aloha, Donna

Trailboss said...

It happens to us all So. I'm sure you'll be back.

I love you

Anonymous said...

I have often wanted to share with you how grateful I have been for your posts-they have been a part of my daily recovery routine - I so appreciate all aspects and have been able to relate to you on many different levels!You have a great sense of humor,compassion ,wisdom ,and kindness. I have been moved and inspired by your gratitude lists as well as the quotes and visuals you share! There have been many times where I needed a little guidance and you were always of service- and for that I am grateful!!! I wish you well and hope to see you back soon !!!!!
Peace in
Peace oUt!
xoxo

Syd said...

Scott, you were one of the stalwarts that I read when I first started my blog. Your way of expressing gratitude and the great quotes that you included have been a daily part of my routine. I will miss them. I have your address so will be sending the photograph to you. I hope that you be back. Many thanks for what you have provided here.

Mary Christine said...

I will miss you... you have been part of my every day for 4 and a half years.

But I Totally understand.

xoxoxox

Anonymous said...

I will miss your wisdom--

Susan said...

All the best to you. Thanks for the great posts. I am somewhat new and your blog has been an inspiration. I will miss it.
Blessings.

Pam said...

Come gather 'round people
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown
And accept it that soon
You'll be drenched to the bone.
If your time to you
Is worth savin'
Then you better start swimmin'
Or you'll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin'.

Go and frolic with bunny for a while but check back in!
I understand completely.

Garykfc said...

See you soon.

Scott said...

thanks for your wonderful sharing over the past few years! I've enjoyed reading you Scott!

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

You're comments and your posts have been an inspiration to me. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Hi there. I am new to your blog, but found it to be a nice respite from the "rants" found elsewhere. It was a place of peace.

Sometimes our souls seek change and that can be a good thing. I wish you a good journey and will check back from time to time.

:) R.

Garnet said...

Well I always enjoyed your comments. Straight from the hip, with humor. I'm new to blogging but can see how it might not be sustainable forever. Best wishes to you in whatever comes next to fill in the spaces.

Bill said...

There are pages of wonderful archives here to explore; much is here to enlighten us. Your work endures.
Go on to the adventure which awaits.

I♥U!

Findon said...

Goodbye for now Scott and thank you very much for all the posts and comments.
Take care of yourself and your loved ones.

Anonymous said...

Me too, Scott. I will miss your daily inspiring posts. And I'll be here when/if you return.

Thank you for your service, here and elsewhere.

--SOBER

Carol said...

I understand taking a break. I'm taking an unnanounced break at the moment because I simply can't make up my mind but I feel that I haven't had anything to say for months. Good for you for being clear.

Scott Crawford said...

Thank you.
Thank you.
Thank you.
Your post put me in mind of the Thomas Merton prayer.
Holler if I can help. Know that my prayers and gratitude are with you.
Peace,

Scott

Tari said...

I have occasionally taken breaks from my blogs and message boards too. I hope you will return soon. I am another of those who has only recently discovered you in the past few months, and I will miss your posts and gratitudes.

Smitty said...

I too will miss new material, but I love what I have read in the time I have followed you.

I hope you will index your work so it is easier to browse through. Beautiful rich material.... don't just let it lie.. without archiving...

Mary LA said...

I finally got a software update and can read and respond -- but you have moved on. I learned so much about gratitude from reading you.

Amd you are a wonderful artist.

Bobby said...

Learning about oneself is a long and tedious process. It is like cleaning a house. It takes a lot of organizing and storing and exhaustive effort. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Connecting with others ultimately guides us through the tireless task of self-reflection.

Jeremy said...

I shall miss you, you've been a part of my routine every morning for over a year now.

Til we meet again, and I know we will.

Darlene in LB said...

It's about my friend MJ, whose husband just died froma brain tumor last month. He was an adored member in Long Beach, I told her to read your blog to remember her gratitude. She is struggling in all areas and needs to stay on the beam. You offer that for us, for me, hopefully for her.....i hope you come back. LOve Love LOve to you....

A Textured Life said...

Miss you Scott! Enjoy the break.

Anonymous said...

of course I find you after the fact. HP is FUNNY! thanks for leaving the blog up for some mining on others' part...
Be {{{BLESSED}}}

catherine

Gledwood said...

have a nice break ;->...

human psychology said...

things change and people do change, some are for better some are for worst..but before changing think first before doing it..make sure you won't hurt somebody's feelings