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Thursday, 21 July 2016

TAKE IN YOUR SURROUNDINGS





It's no secret that lately there's been a lot of darkness overwhelming us all, we wake up to devastating news too often these days, people have spoken of it becoming so normal. Something that shouldn't have to be.
In dark times it's hard to see the beauty in the world, to have hope - to continue and find a reason to go on. Even in better times people can be too consumed in simply just existing, their heads down attached to their bright screens, unintentionally ignorant of their loved ones and beauty in the world around them.
I've set a new mini resolution for the Summertime and onwards, because I believe that taking pride in your life means editing it here and there, getting rid of anything or one toxic and surrounding yourself with happy, pleasant vibes, quitting your job if it's making you miserable, then finding your passion, moving away, going travelling. You should do anything and everything to make your life a masterpiece. 
i simply want to be more in the present
I only want to use my phone to capture photographs, then put it away. I want to be out most days, even for a mere walk down the road. To see the sunsets, wake up with the sunrise. Don't text me, let's meet and talk face to face, over an iced soy latte, brunch or evening cocktails. I want there to be less saying and more doing in my life, rather than just dreaming and hoping. 

All negativity is caused by an accumulation of psychological time and denial of the present. Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry - all forms of fear - are caused by too much future, and not enough presence. Guilt, regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness, and all forms of non-forgiveness are caused by too much past, and not enough presence. ❞
This quote above by Eckhart Tolle is the most eye-opening thing I had read this year. The truth in it is astounding. It even helped snap my mind out of it's anxious state months ago, because it made me realise and accept, yes I do anticipate the future beyond belief, dwell on the past and overthink everything, other than the present, because I wasn't in the moment enough. 
I don't want to miss the little moments, which always turn out to be the biggest and most memorable, because I was looking down at my phone, oblivious to life around me. So much beauty in the world, shadowed by times of distress and injustice, that wants and needs to be uncovered, to shine more hope and light for us all. Put away your phone, get out and get lost - create memories, capture them, forgive the past and be open to the future.


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