Facing that which we fear is the only way to begin to conquer it.
You can either learn to come to grips with things or ignore them. Ignoring them sadly only allows them to return enmasse and certainly cause grief not only for you but those you allow in your life. Will you overcome the obstacles in life or be one?
Amazing the difference a year makes. What once was known to be irrefutable becomes less tangible than sand gripped within our fists with an ebbing tide. Fluidity swirls perceived memories, each a mote suspended in a kodachrome kaleidoscopic muddied mind misfiring in a melee to vehemently lock down reality.
Despite our valiant efforts, the past can not be validated, nor the future guaranteed. Living in the best possible now releases the emotional hindrances which needlessly cause us to stumble. The smallest truths we live in now are stronger bonds than the best laid plans.
It isn’t about being bitten, but whether we lash out in retaliation or choose instead to reach out with caring hands to soothe the reason for biting.
There is something to be said about the sight of the seeds you carefully planted first breaking though the soil and into the daylight. Tending them daily and watching as they grow stronger, sending roots deeper while reaching towards the sky. Time, caring attention, these are some of the things that nurture and allow many things thrive.
Remember the days people actually spoke to one another, told each other the little things that happened through the day that moved them somehow? It seemingly has come to the point that we have lost the ability to self reflect and merely reacting to a barrage of captioned photos that quote old sayings some of us carry in our minds anyway. The greatest innovations of mankind were given to us by minds that both gazed out into creation with awe and wonder, but also looked as deeply into themselves to discover how what lies without and within are interconnected. I have chosen to in place of being witness to snippets of regurgitated phrases to look back over that which I as well been guilty of doing, reflect upon what if any real change they brought to myself. I think only then will I be able to put forth the substance which is truly myself. I hold preference to being known and remembered for this rather than an image or even worse, merely a reflection upon the choppy sea of memory. I hope this will allow me to provide a richer and deeper understanding of how I see my relation with creation.
“All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward.” – Ellen Glasgow