Well, this is my first real blog post. I suppose I should begin with my own personal story.
I had originally written this article as an almost life story. I wrote about the emotional and traumatic experiences of my childhood. I had wanted to give an intimate look into the events that shaped me, but reading back, I started to feel uneasy. Not so much about the airing of the laundry, but how it would affect the people involved. Someday I would like to give detailed accounts of my life but I would like the blessings of the people involved before I share those events.
So, for the time being I’ll give you the point form version.
Actually… screw it. I’m happy. Right here and right now. The past is the past and there is no sense in dwelling. Awful things happened, yes. De past can hurt. But de way I see it, you can eitha run from it. Or… Learn from it! (First person to name the movie gets a $10 gift card for Starbucks and a box ‘o love!)
I do believe that it’s important to heed the past, but dwelling on it helps no-one. Harboring all the pain and guilt and frustration helps no-one! Does it make you feel good? I doubt it. Does dwelling on revenge and hate make the world a better place? Does reliving those memories increase your own quality of life? Your an idiot if you think so.
What is RIGHT? Right now is what is right. Not yesterday and not tomorrow. This one magnificent moment. This second in time that will never exist again in all the ages of the cosmos. (Unless of course we find a way to travel through time, then my point is moot.) This is quite honestly the most important thing that I did to overcome my depression. I live in the moment. Some people call me impulsive. I call it living life. When I get the urge to go for a walk, I do it. Even if I’m in the middle of washing dishes. When I have the urge to go on an adventure in search of coffee at 10pm on a Tuesday night when I know I have to work at 6 in the morning, I find that coffee. I sing The Beatles “Here Comes The Sun” in lineups. I break out in spontaneous song and dance in the crosswalk. I am alive.
I am alive and I live in this moment.
Peace and love and happiness and unicorns and rainbows to you all.
Wowzers… That post took a bit of a turn. At least it keeps things interesting!