Flying ducks and thoughts…

The good folk who have designed and planned this fair city that I now live in have been very thoughtful. In each residential area there are lakes, woods, pathways and everywhere a scattering of flowering trees and shrubs. Hats off to them.

Thanks to their thoughfulness a duck flew past my window this morning and it was a lovely sight.

It put me in mind of a theme that keeps coming up in my work lately. In this current climate people have been very brave and adapted to the changes that have happened to them or ones they themselves have brought about. They have done so well and are naturally waiting to see how this affects their lives. Quite a few have been coming to me saying ‘I have done this, that, the other and Jane nothing is happening’. They are understandably confused, upset and at a bit of a loss. My suggestions have been along the lines of how are their thoughts running?

We can make all the practical, physical changes we are capable of but if our thinking stays the same….we could well have the same life just in a different setting.

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22 Responses to “Flying ducks and thoughts…”


  1. 1 Eric Alagan June 13, 2012 at 3:44 am

    The most profound changes – and the highest obstacles – are those that take place in our hearts and minds, I reckon.

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  2. 3 mj monaghan June 13, 2012 at 3:04 am

    I have found, in my time of change, that there is so much to do that one can get paralyzed at times. We know what to do, what we should do, but we don’t always do it for that immobilization. Hopefully that makes sense.

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    • 4 Jane Thorne June 13, 2012 at 8:59 am

      I understand that completely and sometimes immobilisation is our bodys way of telling us that we are simply doing the wrong thing! We could also be knackered mj?? xx

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  3. 5 granbee June 12, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    We must let our thoughts fly free and high and clear, just as these wonderful ducks do so well! We must rise above any and all present circumstances, no matter how satisfactory or comfortable (or just the opposite) they might be. You are SO correct, dear Jane!

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  4. 7 Martin Shone June 12, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    as a duck
    quacks across the water
    believe that the echo
    (for they do echo)
    sends ripples of change
    to the other shore

    H xx

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  5. 9 tornadoday June 12, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Dear Jane, this is extraordinary in insight! I am reminded of a story of lovers who corresponded by mail, but were struggling with issues not related to the mail service. When one of them mentioned ‘we now have email’, my thought was much as yours. Nothing had changed; the problems would just be found out quicker. The greatest impediment to growth is the fact that we cling so dearly to that which immobilizes us…….. Love you, Bobbie

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    • 10 Jane Thorne June 12, 2012 at 10:03 pm

      There is comfort in the familiar and yes we can become immobilised without realising…it creeps up on you. I love hearing from you Bobbie (no pressure mind!!) and I hope you have a great day when your new days starts…I think there is a time difference here but we connect in many other ways…much love to you xxx

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      • 11 tornadoday June 13, 2012 at 1:30 am

        Indeed, we do. It is currently 8:28 pm in the evening, and if my international sands are correct, you’re 6 or 7 hours ahead of me. While I treasure the intimacy of a watch, I am quick to surrender any thought that I am in control of anything……. 🙂 I rather like allowing time to come to me. ~ Love you and sweet dreams, Jane. ~ Bobbie

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  6. 15 Maxi June 12, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Stupendous colors in flying duck, Jane. The theme “that keeps coming up in your work” may be: Wherever you go, there you are.

    If there is to be change, it must come from within.

    Hugs and Blessings – Maxi

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    • 16 Jane Thorne June 12, 2012 at 2:11 pm

      How lovely to hear from you Maxi and yes being aware of change within and nurturing that is key…much love to you 😀 xx

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  7. 17 grandfathersky June 12, 2012 at 11:42 am

    The universe is mental, nothing is that is not thought into being, you are wise to have seen this… Blessings for your day…

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  8. 21 maturestudenthanginginthere June 12, 2012 at 10:16 am

    Wise words indeed. Change can be a real challenge. I also think that sometimes the change that is presented to us is not always what we expect. That can catch us off guard and sometimes it takes us a while to realise and engage in the path we need to follow.

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    • 22 Jane Thorne June 12, 2012 at 10:20 am

      Hi J, yes change is a challenge that can leave us milling about in circles…thinking…well you know what it leaves us thinking. It is the unexpected too that can take a lot of time to absorb and work into our daily round. Maybe there will always be things we carry with us that we simply can’t absorb or change our thinking about and that is all part of it. Much love to you xx

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