When times get tough, we tend to think back to “better” times. Times when everything was more relaxed, less hectic, less strenuous. Images of moments come to mind that you begin to miss or miss even more. And maybe you wish you could go back to those times and lose yourself in a bubble of the past. Maybe, you only realize how blessed those times actually were.
This happened to me because the last few years and especially the past months have become very stressful due to my two jobs. The one is what I love to do and is turning out wonderfully. The other one (my employed job) I started for creating a financial foundation and into which I’ve slipped deeper and deeper, even though it’s not my dream job anyway. Now I can’t just walk away because of my increased responsibilities, even though I desperately need the time for my own growing business. So emotional and physical stress is the result. Since then, certain moments have come to mind that I have thoroughly enjoyed, and it reminded me of the feeling of being grounded, centered, and totally on purpose. And there it was: The image in my head is just the trigger that connects to the feeling I loved to feel. It reminds me of the feeling that I miss. It’s not the moment or the time I’m missing, it’s the feeling itself.
We can’t turn back time. We evolve, we grow, we unfold, we expand. With every single step we take every day, we become a better version of ourselves. Also, part of the problem may be that we miss the feeling we experienced with certain people who are no longer with us. People come and go. Children grow up and leave the nest. So we can’t reconstruct the circumstances of the past to get that feeling back, which is not advisable anyway, even if we could. Because then we would turn away from life and live past reality. We have to revive this longed-for feeling by considering what we can do or change to get closer to this goal TODAY. It is possible but as individual as the person himself. It may need a leap of consciousness, like a clear inner decision based on the intention to do whatever it takes to enjoy this life and make it worth living. Although we cannot turn back time, we can create new happiness. Once we get there, the memories lose (a lot of) their melancholy and instead push life in a direction where more inner happiness can unfold as a result.
Ultimately, it is always about inner satisfaction.
And there are countless ways to achieve it
even if circumstances have changed.
Nothing in this physical world has been made to last forever,
but what arises in your inner world outlasts everything.
In Love and Light