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Letting go

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Letting go of the past does not involve checking up on it, or looking back at it and letting the memories fill you. No, you can do that years later once you’ve let go but never during the process.

Letting go shouldn’t involve talking, thinking, reminiscing, dwelling, crying, regretting, anything from the past.

Letting go means dropping everything. It means forgetting the bad and the good. Again, you can think about it all later if you want. But you probably won’t, you’ll forget it eventually.

Letting go is hard, especially if your past seems like it was better than your present. But sometimes in order to have a better future you need to think of your past as a dream. Let it go, imagine it as if you are just now waking up and you can faintly remember the dream you had but not really. Wake up and forget the…

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A better way

The author of today’s poem seems to look more at life that passes us. It would be nice if we always would be in control of what we do with our time, like she writes.

She writes

We forget that there are certain things that should be checked at the door. For that reason I believe that we all need to find something that keeps us moving forward and fills our heart with joy. That’s why I started this page to express myself through the power of words; to express not only my own personal turmoil, but the ones of others; whom I have met throughout my life.

Thoughts may be over taken by so many different things whilst life has taken hold. All of us may have left memories of who we wanted to become, who we used to be. All we are left with are screen shots of a person’s life in which we try to capture so many moments, whilst so much changed from then too now and we carry old scars along with the new.

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Only life

Would the fight continue?

What an ugly war it’ll be

Actually, the war has already begun.

It’s been going on for centuries

The difference is that the blood has been invisible.

The bodies were burnt to ashes

Yet, we all know the truth

All the lies you circulate make no difference

We will still bleed the same just visible

The greenery will be gone

We’ll stand on mountains of Skeletons

The dead will be our strength

A constant reminder of who we lost in the end

Everyone will have to pick a side

True colors will show

Words that are said behind closed doors

Will be out for everyone to witness

Would this war continue?

Even when our rivers turn red?

When our children learn to hate?

There has to be another way, a better way.

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Learning that stuff is just stuff

Lindsay Felderman confesses she is a person that likes to shop and buy new things.  Over the years she has accumulated a lot of stuff, from clothes to shoes to hats to Apple products to video games and more, like so many people have gone from one shop to an other or looked at the internet shops to find their liking.

Though many focus on gaining material wealth her eyes may have gone open by two life events that have happened/are happening now that are making her come to the realization more and more, that things are just things, and that what is more important is creating memories with people that you love.

What may be the changing elements that people come to see that they have to live more simply.

She writes:

if we haven’t used/seen/worn something in the past year, it’s out of here.  Going to charity or the garbage.  No need to keep so many physical items around.  I have learned over the years and the amount of times I have moved, that stuff is just stuff, but every time I settle down, it seems I collect more and more.  Well, not this time.  I am getting rid of the clutter and starting fresh. {The Meaning of Material Things}

Today lots of people have lost track of the necessities of real life making issues. Several youngsters are clinging to the idea of having the most recent newest thing brings happiness, and want to do everything to get the new hipe. They have no idea any more that material things are nothing without real people behind it that get their love from those around it.

For many people it takes a lot of time before they come to see what Lindsay came to see and feel when she and ‘her’

Samantha and I’s families met for the first time, Ever, in almost 3 whole years.

She came to feel one of the most elementary things for building up a real ‘home’ and a real ‘family’ and got to see what

transpired that day was truly magical, it was so special,

that she will never forget

Each one of us only brought certain family members to the event for various reasons.  But each one of our family members meshed in a way that I couldn’t have planned myself.  Every one was laughing and joking, and conversations were flowing all over the place.  Every one truly wanted to learn about the other.  There was not one dull moment.  It was honestly the way that family should be.  No drama, no fighting, just pure love, honest and true love.  I know this is really mushy, but if you know anything about the history of Samantha and I, you will know that this was a moment we were not sure would ever come. {The Meaning of Material Things}

It is incredible how many broken families we can encounter today. At school we find classes where there is not one kid who still lives by both its parents. Divorce seems to be the key word of this contemporary society where not many want to take time to talk with each other and to make it worthwhile living with each other instead of living next to each other.

Lindsay Felderman got reminded that family is what you make of it, but also came to see how it is possible for others to be there for you and how valuable this is. This is the most precious treasure so many do not seem to find, though it is so close at their doorstep.

Much more people should be there for each other,  willing to share their love and time for each other, with comprehension and with patience. It is so important

That people who truly love you, will be there for you.  That they will love you no matter what, that they will take you in their arms and hug you because you are special and unique and just You.

But to come to such a position people do have to be wiling themselves to be just their own and not somebody who fits the common trend of homogeneous people, wearing those clothes that shops and fashion magazines dictate.

When a person is really just herself and is willing to give her self openly to somebody else and to share herself with others than the doors may go open to build a good relationship and to build real ‘family’.

It is unbelievable what that lady could gather in whatever time it took to collect more than

The purge18, 30 gallon trash bags, filled with clothes, shoes, hats, purses, and accessories galore.  … They were just taking up space in our closet for no other reason than to take up space.  That wasn’t all we gave away though, just the 1st round.  I would say by the end of it, we had close to 30 bags that we donated, and a bunch of boxes of DVDs and books as well.  It felt great to get rid of so much Stuff.  That is all it was, just stuff, taking up space. {Do What You Say}

She also recognises that this doesn’t even include the amount of crap she had collected by the years and dared (at last) to threw away. We do not know if it would have been wise to throw a way her school projects she did when she was a kid, even to her high school yearbook, because in our country (Belgium) a student has to keep the school material for ten years, because it can always asked a s a proof of studies and work done.

She went with the mantra that,

“I will always have the memories”.

but has forgotten that perhaps one day in history she perhaps would have children and later grandchildren and than she will not have anything to show and to share.
Naturally there is no need to continue to lug around physical items to remind oneself of those memories, as long as they are not destroyed. For the moment she thinks it is impossible that her memories can ever be destroyed, but then she forget that accidents and illnesses are possible to wash away any sort of memory and by then it can be useful to have some materials to bring back the memory. (The writer of this article your reading, speaks of experience, having had a memory loss after a very serious car-crash.)

Though lovely to hear Lindsay Felderman immediately felt lighter as she packed and got everything moved to her new place in one weekend.

But the point of this all,

she writes, is

I did what I said I was going to do.  I didn’t just talk the talk, I walked the walk.  I wrote about how material things aren’t the true meaning of life, that I was going to start to purge the majority of mine and I did it.

We are taught from a young age, that actions speak louder than words.  But many of us still grow up to be big talkers.  We talk about our dreams and what we could be doing.  But very few of us actually act on those dreams.  We let life get in the way, and we let our words speak louder than our actions instead of the other way around. {Do What You Say}

Today we do not find many youngsters with aspirations and when we encounter people who say they want to do this or that, we see that they are not really taking steps to do so. Not many want to do what they say, but it seem Lindsay took the courage to do so.

Can you do it as well?

She concludes

You gain more credibility in life when you just do what you say you are going to do.  Plus it feels better, you say something and you do it.  People around you begin to trust you, they believe that you will do the things you talk about.  When you only sit around and talk about it, you just become a talker, you become noise in their ear.  Much like the “wamp, wamp, wamp” noises that the adults in Charlie Brown made every time they were talking to the kids.  You don’t want to be that person.

Be someone who makes a difference, makes a change, follows your dreams and most importantly: do what you say. {Do What You Say}

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Preceding articles:

Mini-MAX-malism: A Bigger Approach to Less is More

Less… is still enough

Less for more

The Art of Doing Less – Your Time is Finite

Thought of the day: We want more, i want more, but why is that?

Looking at a conservative review of Shop Class As Soul Craft

Material wealth, Submission and Heaven on earth

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Are we willing to hear the inner voice and to react rightly to it? And all the things we encounter, all the dreams we might have, how much do we want to carry them with us in our hopes and aspirations? Over and over again we are confronted with all sorts of matters, difficulties, that may give worries, but hopefully we also can find the better thoughts which can carry us along the mountain tops. All that came our way, let us take it with us in our memories and use it for the good, forgetting the bad.

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The Hidden Path

no one could see the misery

the pain inside you thought to hide

a happy face outside

the picture show

for everyone to see

with everything you saw

and everything you had

how could you feel so bleak

what was this hopeless sad

that tainted every thought

 the friends that you missed most

were always there to see

the smile on your face

but not the missing piece

that kept your eyes tired

the feeling that if i had known

i would have been aware

to hold your hand and take the pain

to show you how to smile again

with your eyes, your heart

 ‘if only’, the reverberating phrase

that haunts our memories

and shakes us in our dreams

yet still remains

to greet us each day

 you live on in our eyes

showing us that smile

how to hurry go round the world

tell me, show the beauty

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The Good Life

We all can carry such lovely memories from the things we had and could enjoy when we were children. With all those sweeties we had the hard parts of life softened, and bitter by time had become sweet.

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Penny candy
jaw breakers, red hots
licorice whips
mary janes
childhood delights
best friend secrets
under the hose
on a summer day

Rocking chairs, telling stories
violets lining the window sills
good books, kind neighbors
grandbabies to cuddle
sweet memories to remind
how good life can be

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A Glory followed by Despair

  • The Identity of a Girl (lifeunhindered.com)
    But hiding her feelings, instead of surrendering them to her father, ruins the glory that he did make her for. They pollute everything she does with lies and soon she can’t live or look out into the world or at herself except through the lenses of these lies, fears, and shame. Since all she sees are these lies she starts to live in a way that reflects them and soon her life begins to represent what she’s the most afraid of being true. They wouldn’t be true, of course, if she were willing give up the lies and surrender them over to her father to judge honestly and righteously. But her fear of having those lies confirmed as true by her father keep her enslaved to them. And because they hurt her deeply all she can do is see life through her pain
  • The Demons of Denial and Despair (cerkas.wordpress.com)
    Arguably, Denial and Despair are the epitome of darkness.  When light evades our thoughts and appears light-years away, denial and despair swoop in to conquer our souls, control our minds and forever shroud our lives in the absence of light; for that is precisely what darkness is defined as, the absence of light.However, as physics dictates in our physical world, for every Action there is an Equal and Opposite Reaction .  This most appropriately applies to Life & Death, Good & Evil, Denial & Acceptance, Despair & Hope.
  • The Sixth Petition of The Lord, Prayer (gospelofbarney.wordpress.com)
    God tempts no one. We pray in this petition that God would guard and keep us so that the devil, the world, and our sinful nature may not deceive us or mislead us into false belief, despair, and other great shame and vice. Although we are attacked by these things, we pray that we may finally overcome them and win the victory.
  • The Space Between (goddessarriving.com)
    Whether you are a Christian or not, whether you believe in the resurrection of Jesus or not….I ask you to stop and consider how this video  (by the young talent at Amina) about Holy Saturday touches on that “space between.” The space between sadness and joy, failure and accomplishment. It’s that muddy place where people tend to drift for long periods of time waiting for their lives to change; that place of hopelessness which eventually leads to despair.
  • Prayer: Sets of Tens (rosevoc2.wordpress.com)
    Praying is an act of humility and faith.  It warms the soul, heals the heart and calms the body. As the Holy Spirit comes, during prayer, you will feel a centered concentration, pureness and joy in the heart.  For a while, you are lost in a mode of bliss and acceptance of all things mortal, or you see through
  • The X Factor (brandoneskew.wordpress.com)
    The world says that after everything that is going on, I should start compromising, that the complacency should sit in at any moment. However, that’s not whats happening. I feel the fire burning brighter, I see the hunger increased, and I see the determination to help a dying and cold world grow exponentially. I see a desperate young man scratching and crawling to escape his falling into dark circumstances. I see the opportunity to give up and quit becoming easier and easier. I see the world trying to bury my flame. However, the response is quick to say “go ahead, fire away.”
  • Liturgy (6/1) (immanuelblog.wordpress.com)

    We have lived for our own glory and not yours alone.

    We have worshipped other gods: money, power, greed, and convenience.

    We have served our own self-interest

    instead of serving only you and your people.

    We have not loved our neighbors as you have commanded.

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Where I thought I wouldn’t achieve it
I did
Where I thought I wouldn’t cry
I did
Where we all thought we wouldn’t stand up for each other
We did

A glory followed by despair
A glory that I won
Yet the despair that came out of nowhere

When you feel like everything you do is wrong
Where you feel like you should do one sacrifice
Where it all ends, where we all are sad
When comfort isn’t enough for those in despair

Forgive me my friends
But your journey is still far ahead
Forgive me my friends
I may disappoint all of you
Forgive me my friends
For coming in with victory while leaving you all alone in deep sadness

Do not say congratulations to me
I am congratulating you
For all we went through,
I have to admit it was tough
But you were tougher to face it

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Shadows

Is the shadow haunting me or am I making the shadow go in to the dark, becoming nothingness?

 

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A Mundane Existance

Most of the people in the industrial world are so taken up by their aim to gain as much money as possible and to get the highest position they can get, so that others can lookup to them, that they forget to enjoy life and to make something worthwhile living for.

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They forget that of all the material treasures they collect on this earth in this life, they can not do take anything with them in their grave or can not do anything with it in their death. Once we die it shall all be finished, and we shall not be able to hear or see anything, and we shall not be able to do anything any more. Life will be gone out of us; No breath any more. Just a deteriorating body to become dust again. That is what shall left over of us, in the end, some ashes or dust and perhaps some memories in the heads of others.

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So many people loose so much time trying to get somewhere instead of making the best out of their life and to make the best of the life of those around them.
Instead of making full use of what we do have in ourselves we try to compare with others, sometimes envying them instead of being happy with what we do have in ourselves.

Therefore, let us tackle ourselves with that what is given unto us, and be happy to use all are given elements and power, to make ourselves and those around us happy souls (happy beings).

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Please also do find to read:

  1. What is life?
  2. Dying or not
  3. What happens when we die?
  4. Leaving behind the lives we have touched.
  5. Onsterfelijkheid – Immortaliteit + > Immortality, eternality – onsterfelijkheid, eeuwigheid
  6. Grave, tomb, sepulchre – graf, begraafplaats, rustplaats, sepulcrum
  7. Decomposition, decay – vergaan, afsterven, ontbinding
  8. Biblical Ambiguity on Death?
  9. Is there an Immortal soul
  10. The Soul not a ghost
  11. Human Nature: What does the Bible teach?
  12. Father and motherhood
  13. Poverty and conservative role patterns
  14. Parenthood made more difficult
  15. Blow to legitimacy of the capitalist system
  16. Migrants to the West #7 Religions
  17. Mundane
  18. Brilliant Poet Fights the Undead – Featured Artist: Frank Ruger
  19. The disease of poverty is a doctor’s business everywhere
  20. When gender inequality is good economics
  21. Recalibrating the poverty line
  22. Motherhood In The Workplace: I Was Asked to Tone-Down the ‘Mommy Thing’
  23. Optional Parenthood
  24. The Juggle of Modern Motherhood
  25. Motherhood= Amazing
  26. European Parliament stands for human dignity
  27. Don’t fool yourself
  28. Cosmos creator and human destiny
  29. Knowing where to go
  30. Two states of existence before God
  31. The wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ
  32. The one who makes us well and gives life
  • Thoughts On Living Right (sassoon18.wordpress.com)
    To walk the common line / Of integrity, not swerve,  / Is to tarnish not the shine / Of what we must preserve.
  • Dungeon Prompts – Season 2, Week 14: Entertain with the Mundane (theseekersdungeon.com)
    “And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”

    ― Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

  • Thoughts On Living Right (sassoon18.wordpress.com)
    To treasure and to hold

    Life’s precious gifts; try

    To cheer the sick and old,

    The downcast, by and by,

    Is to light the torch of love

    And heartfelt amity,

    Rising beyond, above

    Life’s stark mundanity.

  • Exploration of the Mundane (slangaga.wordpress.com)
    Life shouldn’t be compliant.
    Life shouldn’t be waiting for your next vacation,
    or forgetting what it feels like to laugh so hard you hurt.
    We are on a continuing adventure, forever exploring.
    Maybe there are times when all we can do is explore the objects surrounding us.
    Of course there will be times when the adventure has seemed to be replaced by routine,
    by the inevitable.
    But that shouldn’t keep us from exploring.
    Even the mind we own has such an unfathomable depth of information.
    Why should we take that for granted?
  • Thinking About Mundane Things Sure is Mundane. (tessreynolds13.wordpress.com)
    uter. Typing is mundane.
  • 5 ideas (zeldasocarina.wordpress.com)
    one mans trash is another’s treasure – ask people what item they treasure, present them in a trash can
  • Time / Capsule (iamsagirl.wordpress.com)
    Dig me up;
    I hold a thousand secrets,
    a thousand questions unasked,
    a thousand memories that never will be.
  • Early Medical Retirement for Disabled Federal Workers: Joy of the Mundane, Though We Knew It Not (federaldisabilityretirement.wordpress.com)
    we tend to consider joy in terms of momentary elation, an extended period of satisfaction, or a sense of quietude wrapped in layers of giggling quivers.  Conversely, the mundane evokes boredom, monotony, a time devoid of elevated emotional responses; a time of negation, where the chasm between desire and duty floats apart from one another like drifting icebergs in the cold North Atlantic seas.
  • PAD challenge Day 5- Prompt: discovery (ardoucet.wordpress.com)
    It’s hard to discover something when you’re not looking
    When the eyes of your heart and soul and mind are shut up tight
    From the ravages of the modern madness of busyness
    Being deliberate, opening your senses to the physical
    Leaving behind the virtual world of technology
    The possibilities are endlessly in front of you
    Waiting to be uncovered in the mundane, the routine
    The ordinary of everyday
    In the largeness of a mountain
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Incantations Of My Mind

We get up in the morning, have a cup of coffee or tea,  have breakfast and then set out to the same set of monotonous events. Not even once do we question our mundane existance or attempt to change it. Many of us are stuck in self dug pits or pushed into one by others, we are just too comfortable to change. Problems come our way but just no one wants to do anything about it, we stand watching haplessly.
We have talents but are scared to show them, for the fear that they would break our seemingly perfect existance.
There are still others who wish to turn a blind eye to the turmoil going within them.
Such a sorry case…

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