“Two people in love, alone, isolated from the world, that's beautiful.”
― Milan Kundera
It's slow rock ballad night with Mark Knopfler (Romeo & Juliet), Gary Moore (Still got the blue , One Day) and I came across this group, covering Heart's "Alone"...and now it chills me to the bone! Her voice is incredibly amazing! and the song brings back good old memories of 80's and 90's Ah... those were the days when I was a free-spirited rebel with passion and enthusiasm about life, still though! ;)
...Well, I'd better listen more often to that nagging little feeling that says it is long past time I had some fun...that's my inner child speaking--well, yelling, perhaps! ;)
As for the matter of the heart, we tend to be attracted to the unknowable mysteries that are stirred by love but our fears, unconsciously packed with unresolved emotional luggage (left-over old wounds) from our past...be it during our childhood with our parents or past relationships, tempt us to resist/ retreat when we get close to emotions we cannot control...This is a bit of a paradox because we won't be able to experience the magic if we are not willing to delve into the shadows...The left-over negative feelings come back out of the blue when we feel so good that we are loved. They return to seek our attention, in order for us to learn from them, to understand them, to make peace with them, to be healed, to say goodbye to them and then to move on. The past is only one channel that leads into the future, giving ourselves the power of interpretation and using psychological mastery through our emotional house clean-up which requires hard work, time, strong will, positive attitude and patience. Moreover, repetitive situations, are presented when we least expect them, to test our emotional pool, whether we still bang our heads against the wall, with the same old patterns/addictions or completely change our reaction towards them. Easier said than done...as we tend to repeat what we did in the past; it's either too late when we realize "Oh no! I did it again, I wish I had reacted differently!" Lessons repeated until learned. Until we learn to establish conscious contact with our inner selves, relax, while unpacking our past luggage...then, we are able to see and appreciate what has been offered in front of us, to watch the flow and to accept what unfolds which allows for the future of our choice.... I remember the saying... when the student is ready, the teacher will appear!...
When we're wise enough to accept life (and love) as it comes and enjoy the ride, not trying to have all the answers at once, learn how to wait, while keeping our true values and balance, we can take the best out of it...with more "Joie de vivre", literally translated as "Joy of Living" and "lightheartedness" of our youth, Life's much sweeter!...So, let's breathe deeply, smile and embrace this present moment with joy & euphoria... and when something feels right whether it be a new idea or the opportunity to just have a good time, roll with the feeling and don't put on brakes!!! (Excuse me, Anne... I think you've just mentioned about equilibrium and moderation!!! ;)
“Joie de vivre is about loving life, loving people, loving to be alive, feeling alive. It is about smiling, being in your heart, and being grateful for all the beautiful things in your life: being in good health, being able to hear, to see, to walk, being grateful for all the lovely and loving people...”― Jamie Cat Callan, Bonjour, Happiness!
p.s Life is simply amazing when I have found that the more I love and the less I try to control, the happier I feel...effortlessly...
Now I just imagine myself lying down lazily on a serene beach with infinite blanket of twinkling stars at night and waking up at dawn when the sun begins to rise and fill the dim sky with soft rays of light....:)
Vive la vie
Stay on the Sunny Side of the Street!
|(Credit: Melancholy Soul & Coffee)|