“The events in our lives happen in a sequence in time, but in their significance to ourselves they find their own order, a timetable not necessarily — perhaps not possibly — chronological. The time as we know it subjectively is often the chronology that stories and novels follow: it is the continuous thread of revelation.” said Eudora Welty.
As I write poetry or any story I have the pleasure to see the inner nature of reality which is timeless and totally ubiquitous. If we feel hooked to a chronological order we may not understand nature of reality and fall into the world of illusions.
A cloth can change the way you look, you may even feel different. But no matter how much you will change what’s on the outside, you shouldn’t let it change what’s on the inside. After all, for the people that matter the inside is the only part that counts.
When you have got stars in your eyes, it’s easier to take your ‘eye off the ball‘. Whether you are ‘selling yourself short‘ or reaching a bit too far. Trust your friends they will help to keep you grounded. You might find that little spark you need to help you fly into an exciting future.
Why are we so afraid to disappoint people we love? What are we really afraid of? Are we scared those people won’t love us for who we are? Who knows. I think the trick is to push past that fear and you might end up giving your loved ones an opportunity to surprise and support you. I speak from experience when I say that when you have got nothing be be scared about it’s much easier to sleep well.
The monologue that runs in our brain is loud. It’s heavy-metal loud compared to the quiet signals we get from the rest of the world.
All day, every day, that noise keeps going. It’s the only voice that has seen everything we’ve seen, believes everything we believe. It’s the noise that not only criticizes every action of every other person who disagrees with us, but it criticizes their motives as well. And, if we question it, it criticizes us as well.
Is it any wonder that projection is more powerful than empathy?
When we meet people, we either celebrate when they agree with us or plot to change or ignore them when they don’t. There’s not a lot of room for, “they might have a different experience of this moment than I do.”
That noise in our head is selfish, afraid and angry. That noise is self-satisfied, self-important and certain. That noise pushes intimacy away and will do anything it can to degrade those that might challenge us.
But, against all odds, empathy is possible.
It’s possible to amplify those too-quiet signals that others send us and to practice imagining, even for a moment, what it might be like to have their noise instead of our noise.
If we put in the effort and devote the time to practice this skill, we can get better at it. We merely have to begin.
(By Seth Godin)
It’s funny being afraid of something. You end up being afraid of being afraid. Like, the only thing you have to fear is fear itself. What a waste of time and energy. It might be scary but it’s easier in the end when you face something head on. And you will sleep better.
Some people are drawn to the spotlight. Others run away from it. I guess the trick is figuring out how much light you really need to make yourself happy.
Life sometimes flows slower than you want it to. Whether is getting comfortable with someone, or getting comfortable with yourself, things just take time. While you wait you may find the things that you want most are those happening right know. Stay in the flow and you will not miss any moment.
In life what constantly changes is change itself. Whether it’s the place we live in or the plans we cook in or the people we know. Nothing ever stays the same. It’s the energy of life. But that doesn’t mean we have to lose what was there before. Those moments, the good ones, the bad ones, the weird ones, are all part of our nonstop growing up and they’re what makes us who we are.
Your smartphone makes you quick, not smart.
Every time you pick it up, you stop inventing and begin exchanging messages.
The flow of information and style of interaction rewards your quickness. It helps you make quick decisions. Which route to drive? Which restaurant to go to? Which email to respond to?
But when you spend your entire doing in such a way?
Do not trade your imagination and enthusiasm towards discoveries for a quick efficient smarphone life.
(inspired by S. Godin)