It’s Not The Time, But The Feeling

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.

It is strange how we hold on to the pieces of the past
while we wait for our futures.

Ally Condie

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.

Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.

Margaret Lee Runbeck

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

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The purpose of my blog is to inspire and shine a light on the beauty and power of the wonderful being inside your body. You came into this world to share what only you can give. Remember who you really are, conquer the world the way you always wanted to, and become the blessing to us all that you were meant to be.


Lovely piece, Erika. I catch myself hankering for a place where I felt peace, to bring myself comfort now. Then I realise that I can create that peace now. If we had the awareness to see it then, then we do now. As above so below. Sending you loving energy to handle both your roles. Much love, always. ❤ xXx


Your words just stroke such a chord, Jane. I am pretty overworked and the signs are appearing more and more. Still, I can feel that the inner peace is still there, just a little covered with dust and dirt. Your words brought back the shine. It is in us, always. When we feel it the least, we need to remember the most. Thank you, Jane, and much love to you, my dear friend 💖

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I feel the same way, many times.
It is hard to revive those past feelings now, like you said. I’m not the same. The world around me is not the same anymore.
But it is good to recall those past moments, specially when our today unloads heavily upon us.

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Thank you for your comment, Hammad. I understand well what you mean, Hammad. We change, the world changes, our circumstances and life situations change. We are always in motion and in development and therefore challenged to find and keep the happiness inside ourselves.


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