“Sometimes our candle goes out,but is blown into flame by an encounter with another human being.” Albert Schweitzer
How are your days progressing? As one gets older the times seem to manifest bittersweet memories. We all remember people who were with us at past holidays. We remember a favorite dessert a certain someone loved to eat. We recall one’s habits and rituals which bring tears to our eyes.
It tortures us to live in the past and it actually deprives us of creating special moments with those we are with at the present point in time. Even though it is difficult, we need to look beyond our hurts and even our desires and gain an inner contentment reflecting on the good things we have and the loving people that are currently in our lives. We really do have that choice.One can choose to dwell on our injuries or rejoice in our loving relationships. Nobody can go backwards in time. I believe we must allow the pain to slip away on the wings of butterflies. The present is what is. Pain will always be remembered but reliving it hurts us over and over again. It depletes our energy, confuses our minds, and prevents us from allowing our hearts to open up to the surrounding love.
Being whole again is invigorating. Being intact again doesn’t mean we forget or block anything away. We simply choose to focus on what is right and beautiful in our lives. If there be one individual or animal that loves us we are blessed. if we can’t think of anyone then we can easily search and find another person who would so appreciate having a friend. We are not ever alone unless we choose it.
Let go of the fear of the unknown. Let go of the fear of embracing something new. Sometimes when we observe others having a great time at a gathering, we wish we could be some of those people. What we see is not always reality. Many of us at times feel alone in our hurts even amongst a crowd of people. It can become easy to feign happiness.
Step into your life and embrace it with open arms. See beyond your doubts, jealousies and reservations. Never give up. Never give up. It’s just at the moment when you feel the worst, that things might just change for the better. We do have to help ourselves. So open your heart to others and don’t fear the unknown. Seriously count your blessings. You might be surprised at how many there are.
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” Vivian Greene