I find myself changing. Maybe because of ‘growing older’ or maybe because of life experiences. I used to only look at things in 1 dimension because that dimension is more practical! For instance, I could never appreciate an abstract art piece more than a realism art piece. To me things looks real is believable. Now when I walk into an art gallery, the realism pieces look too ‘normal’ and I find myself shifting my eyes to the abstract pieces ~ ‘expressionism’. Not that I now hated realism pieces, just that there’s a shift in my taste and my soul has grown in a different direction. The abstract looks so much ‘real’ to me now. What a different ‘me’ now.
One of the most attractive things about the flowers is their beautiful reserve. ~ Henry David Thoreau
“Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door.” ~ Emily Dickinson
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ~Anais Nin
We are all born to create. When we are small, everything seems like a creative adventure. Colors inspire, music moves us and sensations fill our playful beings. As we grow and navigate throughout life, however, we find others will sometimes judge or dissuade, placing doubt into our mind and spirit. ~Alena Hennessy
As a to-be Bach Flower Therapist, I am very much concern when people like to vent around about their own concerns. However, its not a very good idea to vent all your negativities to the same people/person (how do you expect this person can take it in all the time)? Many a times, we burst into our ‘venting mode’ and it seems like the best habit ever. But wait a minute, don’t we all have troubles of our own kind? Actually we can practice resilience, so that when we are more composed we can discuss our issues. Personally, I calm myself by walking away (not out) of the situation initially. Sometimes when the situation doesn’t allow us to do so, I bite the bullet while still learning to cope at best. Instead of venting, ask for help. Well-being comes before any success, in terms of all areas in life.
Yesterday, I took Holly for the 1st time. I was feeling really angry & frustrated. My mind was cluttered with angry thoughts. I was ‘hot’ and had tons of work. Of course this is not a good state and I definitely need to relief this negative emotion before it accumulate and consumes me. After taking Holly, 2 hours later I can feel my mood changed. I felt the anger lifted out of me. I was totally fresh today without any tinch of frustration. It feels like magic! ^^
I remember when I was small, I dream. I dreamt to be a model. I dreamt to be happy.
I dreamt about many things…
When I first touched a piano keyboard, I dreamt to be a pianist without knowing the price of practice and exams. So I was frustrated when my piano teacher teaches me the same thing week after week during grade one. You see you do not play great melodies til grade three. Thinking back I was full of dreams but impatient… The price I got to pay for learning was great, not just the practices but also encountering abuses from teachers who are fierce & irresponsible. Subsequently I learnt that there are many things in life that are not a bed of roses.
Trying to encourage myself once again:
“The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”
One of my favourite classic story is Oliver Twist. Oliver was just an innocent child but he made it through, nevertheless. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Twist
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