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Taking A Break Is Not A Sign of Defeat  

sexyldy1000 65F  
10296 posts
2/5/2021 11:53 am
Taking A Break Is Not A Sign of Defeat



The Mountain is a poem by English author and artist Laura Ding-Edwards . I.t is also the of her poetry book that was released in October "2019."

She does not proclaim her book t.o be one of self-help nor a cure for anything. Her overall view is that perfection is unattainable, kindness is paramount, and embracing every part of we are is the o.n.l.y way we find any kind of peace within ourselves.

This poem is a reminder that it is o.k t.o not always be o.k and is nothing wrong with taking a break as that is not a sign of defeat.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
2/5/2021 11:58 am

Too often, people beat themselves up for not be able to tackle things the first time. Or feel that they must always strive for perfection. As I said in a previous post, my goal is always to be my best on any given day. I don't try nor want to be anyone but the 'best' version of me.


Coach4BustyFWB 52M
51 posts
2/5/2021 1:49 pm

That is a sensible approach to life. A person who can strive to the their best each day, and be willing to accept the outcome, is often much happier.


Paulxx001 65M  
22616 posts
2/5/2021 2:20 pm

That thing about staying in bed? 🤔
Yeah, I think I'll follow that advice tomorrow or Sunday... or both.


benard69 64M/64F  
6298 posts
2/5/2021 3:10 pm

Love the poem...Thanks for posting...


Tmptrzz 59F  
107038 posts
2/5/2021 3:15 pm

What a great poem today, I can totally relate to it, and just do what it says is so on point. I hope your Friday is a great start to a wonderful weekend..

Seduce the mind and see what a wonderful adventure the body will take you on..


umaykissmesoftly 65F
344 posts
2/5/2021 4:53 pm

Lovely poem, I whole-heartedly agree with it


Apollo602021 61M  
4461 posts
2/5/2021 8:32 pm

I am not perfect myself so therefore I don't expect perfection from anybody else!

Please become an Apollo602021 blog follower!


trixietrixster 54F  
3125 posts
2/6/2021 5:19 am

We all need a battery recharge from time to time. Gives us a new way to look at things ...

In Luv, Lite, Laffter ...


hippiechick1967 58F  
13154 posts
2/6/2021 7:45 am

"Perfection is unattainable, kindness is paramount, and embracing every part of who we are is the way we find any kind of peace within ourselves."

What a wonderful concept for this self-flagellating recovering Catholic.

Elevate me...


jajo696 67F  
4287 posts
2/6/2021 9:49 am

My motto in life has been....Be Kind to Yourself! Its especially useful in these trying times. Yes...taking a break is very necessary and alot of times when we revisit it....we see a different view. Be Kind....

Great Post !!


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
2/7/2021 10:40 am

    Quoting Coach4BustyFWB:
    That is a sensible approach to life. A person who can strive to the their best each day, and be willing to accept the outcome, is often much happier.
Yes, I thought so too which is why I decided to share the poem here. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
2/7/2021 10:41 am

    Quoting  :

In many ways, life would be a lot simpler and less hectic. How someone handles stress does have a direct effect on their health and happiness. Thanks for stopping by.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
2/7/2021 10:42 am

    Quoting Paulxx001:
    That thing about staying in bed? 🤔
    Yeah, I think I'll follow that advice tomorrow or Sunday... or both.
A great place to be when it's freezing cold outside.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
2/7/2021 10:43 am

    Quoting  :

If that's your key to happiness then it looks like it's working well for you!


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
2/7/2021 10:46 am

    Quoting  :

Yes, I thought people might think that. I didn't think simply putting "The Mountain" would catch people's interest to stop in and read. And to your point, I have taken breaks in different ways; just never went so far as to shut down my profile.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
2/7/2021 10:47 am

    Quoting  :

I thought the words were particularly relevant during these difficult times.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
2/7/2021 10:48 am

    Quoting benard69:
    Love the poem...Thanks for posting...
Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read it. Glad you enjoyed it.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
2/7/2021 10:49 am

    Quoting  :

Thanks for stopping by.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
2/7/2021 10:50 am

    Quoting Tmptrzz:
    What a great poem today, I can totally relate to it, and just do what it says is so on point. I hope your Friday is a great start to a wonderful weekend..
I thought it might resonate with you. Glad you enjoyed it. Hope you are relaxing and will enjoy the Super Bowl!


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
2/7/2021 10:51 am

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to enjoy it.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
2/7/2021 10:51 am

    Quoting Apollo602021:
    I am not perfect myself so therefore I don't expect perfection from anybody else!
We can't expect more of others than what we expect of ourselves.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
2/7/2021 10:53 am

    Quoting trixietrixster:
    We all need a battery recharge from time to time. Gives us a new way to look at things ...
Definitely. Sometimes you have to step away from something to see it from a different and honest perspective.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
2/7/2021 10:54 am

    Quoting hippiechick1967:
    "Perfection is unattainable, kindness is paramount, and embracing every part of who we are is the way we find any kind of peace within ourselves."

    What a wonderful concept for this self-flagellating recovering Catholic.
Words that many need to embrace regardless of their own personal history. Thank you for stopping by.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
2/7/2021 10:56 am

    Quoting jajo696:
    My motto in life has been....Be Kind to Yourself! Its especially useful in these trying times. Yes...taking a break is very necessary and alot of times when we revisit it....we see a different view. Be Kind....

    Great Post !!
Too often we put the needs of others before our own and the results aren't great. Kindness often costs nothing other than the effort to extend it. Thank you for dropping by and sharing your perspective.


SingleInGR 54M
361 posts
2/7/2021 11:10 am

What a great poem, I agree as well.

It also oddly reminds me of the Miley Cyrus song - The Climb

LYRICS
I can almost see it
That dream I'm dreaming
But, there's a voice inside my head saying
You'll never reach it

Every step I'm taking
Every move I make feels
Lost with no direction
My faith is shaking

But I, I gotta keep trying
Gotta keep my head held high

There's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose
Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb

The struggles I'm facing
The chances I'm taking
Sometimes might knock me down, but
No, I'm not breaking

I may not know it
But these are the moments, that
I'm gonna remember most, yeah
Just gotta keep going

And I, I gotta be strong
Just keep pushing on, 'cause

There's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose
Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb

Yeah

There's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Sometimes you're gonna have to lose
Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb

Yeah, yeah

Keep on moving, keep climbing
Keep the faith, baby
It's all about, it's all about the climb
Keep your faith, keep your faith
Whoa


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
2/7/2021 12:50 pm

    Quoting SingleInGR:
    What a great poem, I agree as well.

    It also oddly reminds me of the Miley Cyrus song - The Climb

    LYRICS
    I can almost see it
    That dream I'm dreaming
    But, there's a voice inside my head saying
    You'll never reach it

    Every step I'm taking
    Every move I make feels
    Lost with no direction
    My faith is shaking

    But I, I gotta keep trying
    Gotta keep my head held high

    There's always gonna be another mountain
    I'm always gonna wanna make it move
    Always gonna be an uphill battle
    Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose
    Ain't about how fast I get there
    Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
    It's the climb

    The struggles I'm facing
    The chances I'm taking
    Sometimes might knock me down, but
    No, I'm not breaking

    I may not know it
    But these are the moments, that
    I'm gonna remember most, yeah
    Just gotta keep going

    And I, I gotta be strong
    Just keep pushing on, 'cause

    There's always gonna be another mountain
    I'm always gonna wanna make it move
    Always gonna be an uphill battle
    Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose
    Ain't about how fast I get there
    Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
    It's the climb

    Yeah

    There's always gonna be another mountain
    I'm always gonna wanna make it move
    Always gonna be an uphill battle
    Sometimes you're gonna have to lose
    Ain't about how fast I get there
    Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
    It's the climb

    Yeah, yeah

    Keep on moving, keep climbing
    Keep the faith, baby
    It's all about, it's all about the climb
    Keep your faith, keep your faith
    Whoa
Actually, your analogy doesn’t strike me as odd at all. I can understand why you thought of “The Climb”. Who knows? Perhaps it inspired Laura Ding-Edwards, since the pieces are 10 years apart.


resant78 43M  
3326 posts
2/10/2021 9:35 am

I really liked that. thank you for posting the poem.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
2/10/2021 9:39 am

    Quoting resant78:
    I really liked that. thank you for posting the poem.
My pleasure. I really liked its message and thought others might also. Thanks for stopping by


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