Saturday, September 8, 2012
Are You Here?
Are you more comfortable with your memories of those who were living then those who are living now - even if sometimes they are the same people? This is something you will need to come to grips with soon as we are now in a time of life where there is a great deal of friendship going on online or at a distance, especially with people that you have never met - and that is good - and yet there is still a tendency to remain fixed on the past.
It's true that people are not always easy to get along with. In fact many times those moments of being able to get along are rare and if you love somebody, sometimes that's all you need to keep going through the difficult parts.
Those of you who have these experiences know what I'm talking about. And yet, with such circumstances, it is easier - isn't it - to remember those good moments or to even elevate those good moments into something far greater than they really were at the time.
This is an issue that is difficult for many people right now because often it is good to have these friendships at a distance on the internet. And yet, these changing times are requiring things of you that will make it difficult to only live in the past.
Yes you can have your memories - cherished ones are best but in the moments of the present and greatly dwelling in the immediate future you will need to decide - am I of life now or am I mostly engaged in life gone by?
Try to be in the now. It will be easier than you think even if a real look at what is around you might prompt you to move off to some other place and perhaps find true happiness there.
It won't always work but the youngest generation coming up now as well as the generation that preceded it have a good idea that this is what's needed.
Granted, sometimes they are a bit abrupt in sharing that with older generations but this is just their way. They do not usually mean any harm by it.
So understand that and learn from those who were born to teach and just haven't yet quite learned how to do so in a gentle way that can be heard and understood and taken in with ease.