#JustAThought … Enjoy The Journey

As you know, I have been helping out in a band for a few months. Lately, we played a gig. One of the songs we performed was “Tu Vuo’ Fa l’Americano”. It is about an Italian from Naples who pretends to be an American by dressing and acting like one (at least in his opinion), which makes him appear completely unreal. He doesn’t even speak American…

But doesn’t this sound familiar? We want what we don’t have. And by that, we overlook and don’t appreciate those things we do or could have. Things that others would love to have. As a teenager, I wanted hair like a lion’s mane, preferably with curls. I went for perms for years only to be back on my straight hair a few weeks later. Others, whom I admired for their hair, wished to have my straight hair. Meanwhile, I am happy with my hair. It is fitting me best, and I can make with it what I want without damaging my hair anymore. It’s me. Another example: I always wanted to live at the ocean or the sea. Yes, still, I would not mind it. But since I look differently at the mountains surrounding me, I couldn’t appreciate this magical scenery more. What we see as normal, or what we are used to, is not special.

I don’t think it is bad striving for more than we are or than we have. Only that way do we develop and discover ourselves and everything around us new. Only that way, we experience ourselves with all senses, the good, the bad, and we get closer to what we really want or who we want to be. Actually, we get closer to the insight into who we really are. It is the journey between the opposites to remember who we are, what we really want, and what matters the most for oneself. During that journey, we learn patience and serenity, contentment and gratitude. And we learn that we always have and are something special. By exploring a lot, we learn that we need less.

So, if you are already fine with everything that is, amazing! If you are exploring and discovering how to develop, amazing! Let’s go for new shores but appreciate the one we started because, without that one, we would not have any comparison… or so I think.

In Love and Light

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Only just getting back here to read your in-depth thought posts Erika which I always love..

I was just chatting to an online blogger as I was admiring here adventures… and all the scenery.. Yet we have such wonderful views and countryside right here on my own doorstep, Including Sherwood Forests only 15 minutes away…
I was saying we often go further afield to find those special places.. Looking Out-side of ourselves.. When all we ever need is within… and right by our side..

Lovely insights Erika… JOY is an emotion to be found where ever we are… No matter who or what we are on the outside… The journey always starts within..
Have a peaceful Sunday.. and I hope you are enjoying your time with the Band… You have a wonderful voice that should be heard more often.. By many more people..

Sound being a frequency… vibration…. EnJOY…. 🙂 💜💜💜

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I think that is what we need to learn… and what we do learn the older we get. At least that is my experience. I hear you so well, when you say what is right in front of your doorstep. Same over here!

Thank God, there is a band break now until later in April. It is very time consuming. Although I love music and it is fun making music together with them, still, I will have to stick to my plan and only help out until the coming gig on July 1st. It is not my only music project 😂
Have a lovely Sunday evening or day, whenever you read this reply.

Thank you so much for taking the time, reading and leaving such a lovely and profound comment, as always, dear Sue 💖

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Setting boundaries and sticking to them is self preservation.. As much as we are pulled to help out others… I can only imagine your schedule is hectic to say the least..
I admire how you pull everything in.. But isn’t that the way with busy dedicated people they usually are the ones who get things done and don’t let others down..
I feel what is also very important now especially is that we don’t forget to let ourselves down.. and take care of our inner most needs too..
Which is why I am resting up more, and enjoying more the Outside world as Spring and our gardening planting time is here.

Sending LOVE and Hugs dear Erika… and I always love your deep thought Posts .. ❤ ❤ xx

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You are so right, and actually that is what I am targeting: sorting out activities to make room for breathing and for single projects. That’s why I won’t continue with the band after that next gig. But at the moment just too much is coming together. I am also in the end spurt with my next book that I hope I am ready to publish by the end of the month. You see, I am stressing myself in order to have less stress later… lol… how ironic… hahaha. But I think that’s simply me.
I am looking forward to working in the garden again and enjoying it, sitting on my patio.
Thanks for the confirmation of what I really want, dear Sue💖

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