Something which seems to create a struggle in all of us, is the inability to let go; the incapacity to look back on the past and call it the past. It’s as if, in this ever changing existence, we do not possess the talent to cut ties with moments which no longer exist. These moments hang around us like tangled threads, to be revisited whenever we glance their way; linear in their presence, they remain unchanged. Maybe the idea of letting go isn’t a process of cutting the thread but embracing it as part of your being. Realising that these moments of happiness, love, despair, anger and hurt have created the being that is contemplating all these intangible alternative paths that could have been walked. Maybe we should tangle ourselves up so much in these threads that they become a cocoon around our essences, a cocoon that will facilitate the birth of the experiences we usher in with each moment.
What if our memories serve not for us to look back and re-enact every bad choice we’ve made, watch all of the people we have loved and lost walk away from us, or reinforce the superiority we feel in ourselves. What if the reason we possess these conscious memories is so we can develop scars, evolve into human beings with depth of character and grow our wings. Memories shouldn’t be looked upon past moments which we have recorded for our entertainment but as eternally existing, simultaneously occurring snap shots which encompass our entire being and are parts of the armour we wear as we are preparing to flourish.
The attachment to the idea that we have to overcome our past, as if it is an obstacle, is what prevents us from emerging as the butterflies we were meant to be. Instead of spending our life journeying back to the source of our creation by illuminating ourselves with such positive momentary glimpses of beauty, we spend our time stuck on a turn table which repeats after each song is played.
Blessed with the capacity to experience the extraordinary happenings of life, we should set ourselves into our predestined grooves. Play the melodies which resonate with us and when our melody has finished we should not dwell on the song; going back over it, picking it apart and evaluating all of its intricacies. We should appreciate the music for what is was – a snippet of awareness in a vast unknown.
Yes there are moments we cherish to look back upon but these are part of ourselves too, part of the reason we vibrate so positively and shine so brightly. These aren’t the moments that we shy away from and use to punish ourselves when we are feeling defeated; such threads should be embraced so to create another layer to our being, not hidden so they can come out and hurt us whenever it seems beneficial to sit in our negative swamps.
(I have a facebook and wordpress, if anyone is interested in linking up and swapping insight)
Karma….As long as you see your self, be your self.
this is a great post by the way. I spend way too much time trying to cleanse my flow instead of let it be
I think we are trained to believe that we need to work so hard for happiness that we scrutinize our past actions as not leading to that point. Instead of focusing on the point we are at in that moment. Thankyou, I do love writing and love sharing it with individuals which understand the message. :)
This post is really great!
“Memories shouldn’t be looked upon past moments which we have recorded for our entertainment but as eternally existing, simultaneously occurring snap shots which encompass our entire being and are parts of the armour we wear as we are preparing to flourish.”
LOVED this part. When put together our snapshots let us understand the story of our being. Even though I have to say that I think if we keep on our “armor” for too long or cling to it too tightly our experience of our past becomes rigid, like we have trouble seeing it in a new way. In reality memories are always being recontextualized as we experience new things, but we can get stuck in one way of understanding and being with our story if we hold to one understanding or one snapshot too tightly. At the same time a solid understanding and way of knowing our past is important for a strong foundation to grow.
I also think a big part of what keeps us stuck in our past is in our bodies. Our bodies react to every experience we have and our memories are literally “held” in the body. That’s why I think some form of using or exercising the body – especially something mindful like yoga or feldenkrais – is so important. To be in touch with the body is to be in touch with the physically manifest totality of one’s story.
here’s my blog. I haven’t been consistent with it for a while but I’m gonna start making stuff for it again soon. Post yours up! I wanna see it!
The armour is only there as a protection for us before we flourish into the ‘butterflies’ we are meant to be, or mimic as the case may be – to migrate back to the source, taking as mainly life cycles as needed and growing in strength. Thankyou, it’s https://seefurtherblog.wordpress.com and I’m already following your blog from the last time I posted up about linking up wordpress blogs :)