Follow Your Own Moral Compass

I am so sad and shell shocked once again by the mass shootings, along with the suicide rate rising as I’m sure you are as well. This is a reflection of the inner pressures that build, creating a rage internally that gets displaced by either turning outward or inward. Seek help NOW if you are suffering from thoughts of destruction and save your life and the lives of others. Thoughts are only thoughts so don’t judge yourself, but actions are irreplaceable. Pick up the phone and get help NOW. My heart goes out to all of the families and friends that have lost someone.

Thank you so much for dropping in today. Life is precious and so are you. I truly appreciate your time to like (if you do of course), comment and or share if you are inclined. Take good care of you!

Blessings of love,

๐Ÿ’–

Cindy

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131 thoughts on “Follow Your Own Moral Compass

  1. Such a terrible, and unnecessary, tragedy. Yes, if we are dealing with something we can’t cope with then we have a responsibility to get help. And there is help available.

    1. It sure is and too many people feel so much shame they never reach out but you are so right. Root cause is so important to get to the bottom of all of this. Good to see you and read your posts always which are so uplifting! ๐Ÿ’–

  2. I remember Sandy Hook…killing children…never made any sense to me…no words…sending peace and love…I imagine a different world โ˜ฎ๏ธ๐Ÿ’Ÿโ™Œ๏ธhedy

    1. Gosh I know that was another sad time Hedy.
      No sense.. no words.. so well said! I’m sending it out too and it’s good we have each other.
      Happy day!๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ™

  3. Tragedy is never ending story in human life. You said very well that actions are irreplaceable. People should adhere to the self help n seeking help. You are the best always Cindy โค

    1. It is sooooo true Suma! Sadly planet earth has always know war against itself and others but we need to keep trying and get help like you say!
      Oh you are very kind. Like you, I speak my heart and truth! ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

    1. So painful yes and we will always have these issues but we must continue to do our part, look out for what we see, report it and get ourselves help. That part we can do.
      Thanks for weighing dear Akshita!๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

  4. This really speaks to me on what would have been my mumโ€™s 63rd birthday. I can vouch for what you said that once itโ€™s done itโ€™s irreversible. ๐Ÿ™

    1. Oh Wow Ingrid today? Happy Birthday to your mom. Yes, so true. My heart is with you today and sending you love! ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

  5. Cindy, well said. The mass shootings are horrible, but we lose sight of what happens every day. The number one cause of gun deaths in the US, by far, is suicides. All it takes is one impulsive act and a life is over. Homes where access to a firearm is present have a higher propensity to suicide, so when people are depressed or despondent, it is a fair question for a doctor to ask is a gun a present.

    There are some changes to gun governance which even gun owners support. Now that the NRA is in a state of disarray after the leaders were removed foe embezzling funds, Senators and Representatives need to act on at least these measures. We need these legislators to think like parents and spouses and less like lobby-funded drones. Keith

    1. Thank you so much Keith for your very astute message here. I just read your article you posted and it is very comprehensive and accurate.
      Yes, this is so true and I liken it to the daily pressures people are facing that go underground and the stigma so peoole don’t speak out. It’s an atrocity.

      Yes, responsible gun owners adhere and want these kind of regulations and are responsible in their actions. Oh Yes, and then there is the NRA and you’re soooo right about the legislators taking action and getting their hands out of the cookie jar!
      If we don’t learn from out failures and correct the problems we are just asking for more of the same which is inexcusable! Thanks so much for your very important assessment! ๐Ÿ’–

    1. It’s so distressing that it continues and the action needed continues to go underground.
      Legislation is trying to take bigger measures but you know how that goes.
      Suicide continues to be on the rise and we need to do better there as well.
      Thanks Kritika! ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

  6. I love you and your heart. I bought a yard sign that says โ€œyou matter very muchโ€ praying that ANYONE (especially the children on the 3 buses that pass my house everyday) who reads it knows they matter! I was at the rock bottom before and sought help. I pray everyone can but sadly, many wonโ€™t. Thank you for being a shining ray of light! โ˜€๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿค—โฃ๏ธ

    1. Oh K…thank you so much and I love yours!
      That is such a beautiful thing to do and if you help one person, then you have done a huge service. That is too how I think and I have been there too. We need to keep sharing our hearts and truth and you are a treasured soul.
      Thank you for reminding us all to do our part and your kind words and heart. You are most welcome, it is my honor and duty to share like you do! ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

      1. Youโ€™re so welcome Cindy! Letโ€™s share it together! โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

  7. As a mankind we all are confronting really trying times. These unfortunate tragedies are compounding the trouble even more. May the Almighty bestow all the frazzled minds, peace and wisdom. The empathy and compassion for each other is the need of the hour.

  8. I am saddened Cindy. Every day of our life is gracefully added and few don’t realise this before they end their own life.
    I hope this post help someone in need.
    Stay safe Cindy ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿค—

  9. A family I know; the dad committed suicide and 5 years later his son hanged himself wearing the same colour dress as his dad and at the same time the same way ๐Ÿ™
    Life is so precious, I really wonder what goes through the brain before taking the decision to end ones life.
    My heart goes out to those people as well .. who have lost someone. They would have so many unanswered questions isnโ€™t it?
    Love the quote Cindy โค๏ธ

  10. It is overwhelmingly sad and my heart bleeds for those affected by the tragic violence. I often ask myself, why? As humans, you’d think we could have moved above those acts by now. We are better than that, aren’t we? Yet, the relentless stresses affecting many people continue. It comes at us from all sides of life, there is no escaping, especially if our moral compass got damaged on our life path.

    1. Hi Monica,
      Nice to meet you and thanks for your astute comment and question! I so much agree. It’s heartbreaking.
      Thanks for the follow.
      I am now following you.
      Stay in touch!
      ๐Ÿ’–

  11. Thank you for posting this, Cindy. My late husband committed suicide in 2011 and I found him afterwards. With this pandemic, suicides have skyrocketed and it breaks my heart. My prayers go out to everyone who has ever been effected by suicide. My prayers also go out to the city of Boulder, the shooting victims and their families.

    1. You’re so welcome Cherie and I’m soooo sorry to hear this. I can’t even imagaine the pain you must have suffered. It truly is so sad and you’re so right they have skyrocketed and it is just heart breaking!
      Oh my heart goes out to them all as well. My daughter went to Boulder and that was her go to store!! Thanks so much for visiting today and have a lovely day! ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

      1. Thanks so much! I know eerie. Thanks so much. I thought I was following you but it looks like I’m not? i can’t sign up for some reason. lmk thanks!

      2. Omgoodness, you still have to sign up? I thought I fixed that. A few months back a fellow blogger showed me to to fix it and I thought I had. I guess I’ll have to go back and try it again.

      3. I’m so sorry to hear this @Cherie. May God continue to comfort you for your loss.

        I think we sometimes get too busy to pay attention to mental health. A lot of people are going through secret storms. Our world needs healing and it starts in human minds.
        We need to continually lift people in our prayers for courage and strength to sail through every storm. We also need to have each other’s back. No one should
        be silent for too long, no one should be smiling but sinking inside.
        We need to see people’s hearts through the lens of love.

        Stay safe and blessed, my friend.
        God loves you

      4. God bless you too. And you’re so right with everything you said here. And most of the time, all it takes is one kind word to make a difference.

      5. I sooooo agree Adeleke!!!

        Now, we just need to get that through.

        I know you’d have a much better way to end my post on Monday but I’m going with what I got and I’ll wait to here your tweaks ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–Have a great weekend my friend!๐Ÿ’–

      6. I look forward to reading your inspiring masterpiece and yeah, I will be here to share my thoughts and gladly so.

        Have a beautiful weekend, my sweet friend, Cindy.

        Stay loved and lovely. ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

      7. Oh I like the vote of confidence right off the bat! It’s always nice to know there’s one person out there that loves you just the way you are.

        Thanks and You do the same dear friend.

        You are Love!๐Ÿ’–

  12. People and politicians glorify guns, which is rather astounding considering that most of them (at least handguns and military style weapons) have only one intended use and purpose – killing people.

  13. It is just heartbreaking, Cindy. I’ve mentioned the mass shootings as well today, because even here in Germany – where people hardly ever own or carry guns – these horrible crimes are discussed. This has been going on for way to long. I’m so sad. And regarding suicide, yes, my friends and I have lost so many people, too. It started when I was 14 and it also hasn’t stopped yet. The pandemic has made it worse. ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings! All we can do is stick together and enjoy every day of our lives, I guess- Take care… ๐ŸŒธ

    VVN

    1. Thanks so much Viviane for your thoughts on this sad situation. It’s sooo awesome you doint’ have this in Germany. It’s despicable we haven’t gotten this under control by now. It is so sad to see how much suicide has increased and I’m so sorry you have lost friends. I have as well and it is just heartbreaking.
      You are so welcone and thank you for sharing your feelings. You’re so right, we will continue to do our best and care for our soul and each others. Bless you and take care too!๐Ÿ’–

  14. Deeply touching and sad. You said it best, Cindy – get help now. Hopefully no-one reading this gets to that point of wanting to take theirs or anotherโ€™s life – God forbid. Life is still precious nonetheless. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ for all. โœŒ๐Ÿพ

    1. Thanks so much!!!! It is sooo important that people reach out. I sure hope that we can make a dent in all of this sadness~ ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’– Good to see you!! ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

  15. So much truth packed in these few words. People should get help from the get go, when the red flags start showing.

  16. It’s a tragedy yes. It’s also a reflection of soul health. People are feeling detached, overwhelmed, overworked, misunderstood etc. This is a cry out for help that many don’t receive because our system is so broken. The stigma, the levels of care and the lack of overall empathy. Our world is shifting in so many ways and in time I know our systems will too. In the meantime if we all could show more love and compassion as you said here Cindy, what an amazing impact it can have โคโคโค

  17. So tragic and senseless. I donโ€™t know if you are familiar with the national alliance mental illness
    (NAMI) I think it is an international organization. You may want to put it out to your readers so if anyone knows of someone that needs help they can refer them. There are many organizations tthat can be contacted Behavioral health also suicide prevention etc. mental health is a disease no different than any other disease . Stop the stigma and take care of ourselves.
    Such sad times we must all be proactive.

    1. Hi Marlene,
      Thanks for weighing in and you are soooo right about that. I am very familiar with NAMI which is such an amazing organization and are so helpful in dealing with a crisis. I almost did add their number along with Suicide Prevention Hotline but I wrote the quote without those intentions of the mass shooting first and added get help as an after thought and then reflected on the double meaning. I will add something at some point. Thanks so much !!!! Your input is invaluable!
      ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ™

  18. I’ve been having trouble sleeping, Cindy, and I’ve noticed I’m clenching my jaw. So much stress and so much sadness. It wears down even the most upbeat people. My family is a victim of gun violence and each time it happens, again and again, the persistent inability to make even the slightest change to make our world safer is mystifying and depressing. Mental health treatment is essential, but so is making the world a safer kinder place so mental health isn’t at risk to begin with. Thanks for the kind and positive message, my friend.

    1. Oh Diana, I’m soooo sorry to hear that but totally understand how this would trigger your nervous system and memories of a loved one’s like being ripped away by such a tragedy. It is unconciable that this keeps happening. I have clients/friends that have had the same exact experience and it shakes them to their core. All of what you are saying is so true and goes without saying in ny mind and can never figure out how others don’t see this. I wish I was closer to give you a craniosacral therapy session and I was doing them at the moment. Takde good care of you and I do hope you get some sleep.
      Love and blessings to you…
      ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ

  19. Our world would be a better place if we all make kindness common and pay attention to the spiritual energy within us. A lot of emotional battles would be won if we submit the forces of faith, hope and love.

    Thank you for sharing this timely piece with timeless truths.

    I hope we will have more people seek help and get help from the right sources.

    Have a great day Cindy!

  20. I’m so sorry to hear this @Cherie. May God continue to comfort you with your loss. I think we sometimes get too busy to pay attention to mental health. A lot of people are going through secret storms. We need to continually lift people in our prayers for courage and strength to sail through every storm. We also need to have each other’s back. No one should be silent for too long, no one should be smiling but sinking inside.

    We need to see people’s heart through the lens of love.

    Stay safe and blessed, my friend.
    God loves you

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