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there might be giants

Posted in Helen Jones - Wordly Images by hellyj on January 15, 2009
if there is no believe, there is no point

if there is no belief, there is no point

I was having a conversation recently about believing – whether that be in oneself, in relationships or in others.

If we have belief, then surely anything is achievable?

Or is that just me being hopefull and/or idealistic?

We need to stop being afraid of giants because small things can seem immense and, at times, insurmontable in our lives – if we allow them to be. Let go of the fear and face the giants of life. Afterall, its only our perception of certain things that see’s them as herculean-like obstructions.

I remember as a child that I wasn’t truly afraid of the giants in story books because in the end they were mostly gentle creatures that needed nurturing, understanding and love….just as we all do………

However, although we can learn so much from our inner child, don’t let that child rule you completely – let it out to play every now and then, for sure, but put it to bed when it tries to take control. Afterall, we have grown so much more than that child.

Fear can hold us back from discovering, evolving and relishing so much. Have self-belief and your belief in others will surely follow.

Dedictated to JRF who perhaps allows that inner child to take control too often………..

The Giants Causeway ‘the organ’, N Ireland (hellyjphotos 2009 Copyright)


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  1. Katie said, on January 15, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    A well timed post if ever there was one 🙂
    I may come back to comment more, but for tonight and today, thank you, Katie, x

    hopeful / idealistic… I don’t care…it sounds good to me

  2. Katie said, on January 16, 2009 at 10:46 am

    Back with morning coffee thoughts…

    I actually don’t think you were being idealistic at all.
    There is nearly always more than one way round any problem or situation, it just needs some creative imagination at times and a spoonful of courage to help it along.
    I like to think that, if we think we can, then we will.
    If we let it then fear can paralyze us into believing we can’t even do the things we already know we can!

    I can’t help but think of The Wizard (of Oz) again with this post 🙂

  3. hellyj said, on January 16, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    Happy New Year Katie! I’ve been away over the holidays so its the first chance I’ve had to get another posting up.

    Thanks for your comments. I totally agree that its all possible as long as we believe (as you say, if we think we can, then we will).

    Fear can be a stealthy little bugger of a thing! It can beguile and catch us in its grip before we know it.

    Self-believe is the key to succeeding in anything that we wish to achieve/help us to where we want to be in life.

  4. dana said, on January 22, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    I wonder if we have become a society of people who refuse to grow up…that our attention is all to often spent on fulfilling our insatiable desires tied which are tied to the playful side of our inner child. This seems to be reinforced in the media and in all those damn self help books.

    I wonder if sometimes the incessant harsh realities we encounter every single day in this broken world of ours zap us of the ability to face the giants….to grow up and to tackle those fears. Maybe there are many more giants than there used to be? Whatever we’re doing, we’re screwing it up even more because instead of taking the good qualities of the inner child (awe, wonder, creativity etc)and marrying it to our adult selves to come up with some solutions…..to FACE the issues and take some ownership in the decisions we make, we just run off in hopes of playing a game of hide and seek until the streetlights come on.

    Giants aren’t any different than you or I. They put their pants on one leg at a time too. 🙂

  5. paulwchambers said, on January 24, 2009 at 9:34 am

    that place of innocence and safety, well for many…maybe

    lovely to see you

  6. hellyj said, on January 30, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Great to see you too lovely man – as ever xxxx

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