Samsara, Helping a friend and Fun!

Samsara:: A Sanskrit word, which means, “A wandering through”. Equivalent to the idea of life and death in a, nearly, constant rebirth cycle. The eventual hope is to achieve Nirvana or Moksha. Which I am not going to explain. Too much detail for a short post already gone long. πŸ˜‰

This ideal has obscure beginnings, but dates as far back as Ancient Greece (Orphism, Platonism, Jainism ) and India. It is an intricate part of Hinduism, Buddhism, Bon, Jainism, Taoism and possibly Sikhism.

Just an example of achievement of Moksha or Nirvana would be:: The Hindu Yoga traditions hold various beliefs on this, one being that Moksha may be achieved by love of Ishwar/God.

So, what is the point of this post? What does it have to do with my blog, which is romantic and dark story telling, perhaps a mystery or two?

Well, what is story telling if not the intricate wheel of beginning and ends, a characters story going from one to another and so on? All of our lives are stories, they have their ups and downs, imperfections, struggles and from it all we learn. Hopefully!

For me, I reach that place of creating ecstatically, and perhaps this is not the actual Nirvana of losing self to become one, no longer suffering the slings and arrows of mortality! Still, it is my own little bit of heaven, where my dreams come alive in word and others can read and perhaps enjoy a place distant from their own ‘wheel of life.’

Now, I was actually inspired, in full, by The Tea Party and their song Samsara. I recommend not watching the video, as with most bands these days, they get stuck with some odd visuals to go with their music. 😦

This post was inspired by!Β  Yes, I am sharing a link, so go visit them! :::Β  Getting Through Life.Β  Their post Inspiration From the Prince, inspired this explanation.

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In Need of Reblog Material. <— Please visit Kathy Mays with interesting blog posts, that you might like to have her share over the next week. She will be on holiday, so will be sharing fellow bloggers material while away, to stay active.

Soon to come, should be fantastic pics of her trip to Spain! πŸ˜‰

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Need more to see, Scroll down to the bottom of any of my posts for blogs I follow.

Visit :: Seeking Romance/Guides on Romantic Thoughts.Β  It is a sweet site with insightful thoughts on the topic of romance, caring and life lessons.Β  Then drop over here to see Lynda Poysor, for her wonderful blog.

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Also, a short Story called Family Vacation by The Ink Slinger. A quick, fun and interesting read. Treat, for me. Hopefully, you too. When done visit Kristina Van Hoose, for more fun.

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For some of the most Yummy and Enticing recipes, check out The Food Obsessive. The pictures draw you in to the recipes.

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Stop by SOMETIMES. An established blog with lots to do and read, by a lovely blogger. Beautiful pastel theme and insightful posts.

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Libby Cole has some great posts and stories. One of my favorites, because it made me laugh was Loving the Pun-ishment.

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I think most everyone inside of this 2015 blogging course, knows Anand, insightful blogger and very involved with this August 2015 blogging 101 community. Blabberwockying!

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These two entries are from bloggers who welcomed me when I first arrived, here, on WordPress. Followed and read my stories, despite my being new. I hope all of you will show them some love too. πŸ™‚

Have a Kindle or other digital reading source and like romance on the Steamy Side. Visit Ava Sterling. Self publishes some wonderful tales.

For short stories of varied content, on her blog, visit Belinda Crane. A lovely Australian lady with an equally nice site.

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This one is new, I stopped by out of curiosity and to repay the favor of a visit, discovering it’s an Autobiography. The Somewhat Peculiar Story of Mir.

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Finaly to finish off. Cathy Lynn Brooks is dedicating her blogging effort to a book about her daughter, which is a work of love. Then run over to, Catching My Drift. Full of fun, interesting and thought provoking reads by Pam Kirst.

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Ok, now the other Fun.

Some time ago, I ran across a page that let you post, for Fun, a good deal of your writing and will calculate, based on your style and word choice…. What famous author you write like! Me, I achieved this badge:: Yes you get a code to put up an, I Write Like badge on your page!

I got Mary Shelley! I am pleased by that, none the less.

Stop by and take a huge chunk of your writing with you, all from one story or post though. Copy it into the box and hit Analyze. Get your badge too!Β  LINK::: I Write Like!

Enjoy the rest of your week and feel free to check out my stories. Just be aware they are sometimes meant for mature audiences and not for everyone. But that is life!

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20 thoughts on “Samsara, Helping a friend and Fun!

  1. bethmarie001

    That’s beautifully written and I’ve had fun exploring the different links and feel like I really know you lol

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  2. Great post! I’m always curious to know what goes on “behind the scenes” in a writer’s mind, so thanks for sharing… And for stopping by my blog too πŸ˜ƒ

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  3. thebrunetteinthepinkscarf

    Lyssa, I enjoyed reading this post! You incorporated a bit of a history lesson into what your blog is about and life. Nirvana, great state of being and band too! Your theme is perfect, love the twinkling stars! This one is my favorite out of all the ones you have experimented with. πŸ˜€ I really enjoy reading your short stories as well!! Keep them coming! πŸ˜‰

    -thebrunetteinthepinkscarf

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    • Thank you so much and that you braved my stories and found some entertainment. πŸ˜‰

      When inspired to do this post, I realized that some people may think Samsara was gibberish. It is hard to connect with the misunderstood, so the post just kind of happened as a lead in to helping others and then a bit of fun, for the sake of having it.

      lol, Yes, I have gone through so many Themes now. Believe it or not, I am beyond satisfied with this one. If not for the pointers and hints that my original needed help….

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      • thebrunetteinthepinkscarf

        You’re welcome! Your stories are great πŸ˜€ they are an escape from my day, and have a feel of history/romance/taboo! I like it…and your themes were all ‘fitting’ to your blog, but the twinkling stars suites it the best (in my opinion)!

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  4. infobloomer

    Hello Blog neighbor. Your personality really comes through for me on via this post. You took the time to be a good neighbor in the community by posting the links of other blogs which is what sharing of ideas and making connections is really about! You are also on the button with regards to the great support from Anand! All the best as you continue your writing quest πŸ™‚

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    • It is wonderful that you stopped by and enjoyed the content of this post. It was fun to make and hopefully enjoyable for everyone who stops in. Anand has been very helpful to the community and having fun while doing it, too. πŸ˜‰

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  6. Hi there! Fellow Blogging101 student here. I keep coming across fiction writers on WordPress. I like the idea of stories as cycles. How do you apply that in your writing?

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    • I think everyone is different, but I try to lower the amount of detail. As in, I don’t spend a paragraph discussing how intricate a dress or robe is in design. Then I treat the story as most tv series treat their own episodes. You may not start off in part 2 where part 1 left off, but it will be someplace close by and within the plot of the story itself.

      When I do a continuation, it is usually based on where the other one had a cliff hanger ending point. Even then, I will skip a head, just a tiny bit, to move the story along at a decent pace.

      I hope this is what you were asking and I did not go way off base! πŸ˜‰

      P.S. So glad to see you stop in here.

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      • Yes, that was what I was asking. I was thinking you might mean episodic writing with repeating themes or motifs. What I would like to try sometime is writing a series of stories where each recalls the previous one in some way, forming… well, more of a spiral than a circle, really. I might or might not ever get around to this; structure is not my strong point, and right now I have school stuff to worry about!

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    • Absolutely, you should go for it, even if it’s just a paragraph at a time. Once you get going, it will come easier and writing a story can be a release, a very wonderful one.

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  7. What a beautiful post, and a beautiful site :). My very best wishes xxx

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  8. Thank you Anand for doing all that and the compliments. πŸ™‚ Too kind and I am grateful.

    On the topic of the picture, I would love to be there. Beautiful and serene escape. I could hide there all day and I would, if life allowed.

    I hope others get to enjoy the I write like, too. We all need a little joy.

    Oh! I fixed the song link. Chose another youtube video link that worked.

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  9. Vibrant

    Hi Lyssa πŸ™‚

    It’s a very beautiful and thoughtful post. I enjoyed reading it–though the link for the song is dysfunctional, probably because it’s banned as you suggest.

    I have reblogged this post and shared it on all social media where I am active–Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus.

    I really had a great time reading this. You have a beautiful home πŸ™‚

    The header picture is awesome b/w.

    Thanks again for kind words for me and for other bloggers. For the link to “I write link.”

    Gratitude and love πŸ™‚

    Anand

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  10. Vibrant

    Reblogged this on blabberwockying!.

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  11. Thanks for the shout-out. I appreciate it. : )

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