instant life

While ironing my clothes, thoughts wander in and out my brain, some of them stay, some don’t. Same thing when doing the dishes.. as if I suddenly can separate my brain from my actual doing, not focusing on the here and now, mind you still washing and ironing, but in the same time day-dreaming and even making quite interesting associations. This is one of them, you might not find it interesting, but had to write and share!

We live in an instant world, we crave instant love, instant recognition, instant coffee, instant “likes”, instant friends, instant power, instant “how to”, instant methods, not to mention instagram! where instant photos are uploaded instantly, and liked instantly by a whole strange global universal community, that connects merely via their phone, without ever seeing and meeting each other, but by knowing every move you make and record with your instant phone-camera…

How did we arrive to that? same thing when you are zapping through your 99 tv channels, looking for instant entertainment, amusement, news…We are hooked on the quick fix, on the here and now, on the very short planning, on jumping to success, by saving the maximum of time, by skipping steps and hoping that this won’t affect the outcome.

What happened to waiting for the coffee to brew and spreading its aroma, what happened to eating strawberries in July (you can have them all year long now!), what happened to healing from a cold by resting instead of filling ourselves with freaking antibiotics that end up ruining our immune system?

When did we forget that loosing weight needs time, when baking a cake needs time, when learning a language needs time, when creating a relationship needs time, when making a business needs time, education and bringing up kids needs loads of time…. Patience is becoming a weird concept, something our children are not learning, because everything around them is a constant movement, information swirling in high speed mode.

Patience used to be a virtue… a quality… a good thing.. and I am missing it in my life. I like instant, but i think it makes my life more superficial, less deep, more fun, less constructive, more full, less focused…patience einsteinpatience 3

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on this note, i will only say one thing:

take your time…”

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step 22 to happ(y)ness

One of the greatest things in life is to be able to say: I have lived.

And that entitles a life where you have loved, cried, laughed, jumped into the unkown, tried something new, learned a lot, lost, suffered, angered, disappointed your nearest, made them proud, broke the rules…

Life teaches you what love is, what sorrow is, what poor means, what rich means, what humbleness means, what war and peace means.

You learn every day. And you also learn that you are very tiny, fragile yet strong, loving yet scared, courageous yet afraid.

Life must be lived to the fullest; we owe it to life.

 

today (& tomorrow) i choose to be positive

Listen; LIFE is bizarre.

You think that you have everything set, planned, understood, and suddenly something hits you from behind, knocks you out and makes you wonder what just happened. You get yourself together, you ask yourself: what the f…? and then start dealing with the issue. Time flies and you are forgetting your goals and your path, because you are in the mids of a storm. Feelings and emotions take over… then the storm settles, you remember that you had plans, you try to find a thread from where you can restart. And then life goes on, until next storm…

The point of all this?

Life is Bizarre…

But Life is also wonderful, lovely and sunshine will remind you that tomorrow is another day…

So people: if you are in the middle of a storm, think that sunshine will eventually brighten your sky, that you will feel ok again, that you are going to be all right, that everything will be fine at some point…

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Remember: Change is constant, nothing prevails…

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Have fun…

To some of us life is sometimes very long, to other it is very short…

I once had a wonderful chat with Mrs. Jonson, my 85 year old neighbor in Denmark. We were sitting in the common garden of our building talking about life and about her beloved husband with Alzheimer, who was living in a home for elderly as she was not fit to nurse him by herself. Time flies so fast she said. Just a minute ago she got married and got her kids. Now she was turning 85. Sometimes she would wake up in the morning and plan for the day and the week and the month. Oh yes she had plenty of time to live and love. Until she remembered that her body was aging, that she was stiff getting out of bed, and that her husband had lost parts of his brain somewhere in the galaxy, barely remembering her name or who she was.

For a brief moment, she would forget all of that and feel 25 years old and not 85.

And that struck me, because I used to think that old people felt old. They looked old, aged and wrinkled. But that is on the outside, not on the inside. Inside they would feel the same as when they were 25 or 35 or 45….probably her life vision was not defeated by years.  She still had dreams and goals, people and places to visit. Her age was not a reason for not living. And that brings me to the picture about LIFE INSTRUCTIONS…

No matter how old you are, and where you are in life; try to have fun, to be happy, not to hurt others and most importantly keep going and keep hoping for the best…That is the lesson I learned from Mrs. Jonson 25 years ago.

keep walking....