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“It is the final person we see reflected in our eyes that really matters; we wonder who is she and why is she here? To find ourselves truly, it is the goal we have all set for ourselves.”   ― Michelle Shen

Have you ever stopped to wonder how different you seem to each person you meet? Each of us has so many roles to fulfill each day, husband, wife, brother, sister, son, daughter, friend and so on. Each of the people we meet usually only see a part of us. Very few look to see the person inside, the real you, full of complexity, love.fear, hopes and dreams. Yet this is only a small part of who we are.

It has been said that is it only a true friend who can get to see who we really are because they have no agenda other than being a friend. To find someone like that is a treasure indeed, since this world we  live in appears to feed on the goodness we give freely, whilst willing to offer little if anything in return. Our “Universal bank account” of gratitude, love and understanding, can be depleted easily if we fail to take care of our daily deposits of generosity from others as well as from ourselves. We can do more for ourselves with this than anyone, yet gratitude, thankfulness from another has a glow to  it which is hard to manufacture and therefore makes it, in essence pure.

Our Inner Child is often under ‘attack’ every day by the demands to be realistic, to be adult and see the world as it really is.  But how is the world really seen? We each have our own perceptions based on our own experiences, If life has been good, and we are filled with love and joy and happiness then we will see the world as a wondrous joyous place.

How wonderful to be surrounded by the glories of nature, the fairies and sprites, the woodland folk. Yet we are not all fortunate to be able to find our fairyland hideaway and live a life of happiness and joy.  Life simply doesn’t allow us to have that without some of the downpour to balance it out. Life is all about balance. What is the old saying we are all taught as children… “Into every life a little rain must fall”.  It is so true, sometimes we have a pleasant shower, I adore the smell of the rain on freshly mown grass!  At others we have a mighty deluge which can wash away so much and leave us wondering “what next”? We have only to think about our most recent flooding to understand that! What it all comes to is, “That’s Life”.

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I always found the movie “The Picture of Dorian Gray” to have so many levels in it to think about.  Consider what it must be like to want to remain young so much that you would sell your soul to the devil. I found if horrifying that his portrait aged so grotesquely whilst he remained so ‘beautiful’. Yet the truth was that the grossness of the image was a mere reflection of the man himself and only in becoming himself once more did the balance between the two be achieved again. Of course,both could exist in that event, the portrait reflected the man he had been, the one visible to the world.  The dark inner core was sent back into the abyss. At least that was how I interpreted the story.

Yet it goes to illustrate that we are not always seen as we really are.  How many times must we put on a brave face to manage to make it through the day? How often are we pushed into a role to make others feel better? Are we being true to ourselves? I fear not.  We lose a part of ourselves each time we are asked to compromise who we really are.  Does the mirror reflect truly? At times we are all guilty of perpetuating the ‘dream’.

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In the disturbing film “What dreams may come”, Robin Williams freely risks his life is ‘heaven’ to try to save his wife who is lost in ‘purgatory’ for taking her life after being unable to live with the knowledge that she had lost all he family. I found it deeply moving and thought-provoking. After a mammoth struggle he wins and she is rescued so that the whole family are together again. Yet for me it also meant that as the movie progressed he, Robin Williams, had to learn to see his family as they really were. The preconceived ideas he had held onto had to be shattered before his ‘life’ could be reclaimed.

At some point in time we all must face the fact that we are just fine the way we are, including our imperfections too. That always reminds me of what Rob Roy said to his wife “You’re so fine to me”. If we could all only remember that simple phrase, “You’re so fine to me”, and remember that we are a spirit having a human incarnation. We are here to learn and sometimes the lessons are painful. Sometimes we have to face ourselves as we really are, imperfect though that may be. We are still beautiful and always will be since we can only be as good as we can be, no more, no less. If anyone wants more than that it is they who need help,not us.

“The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole,but true beauty in a Woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she knows.”     ― Audrey Hepburn

We are all beautiful, we simply need the find the right reflection. We are so filled with beauty that a part of that beauty will be reflected whenever we look into another persons eyes, window or mirror. We simply have to trust what we see and believe. Reflections are simply that, images of what is in front of us. Don’t let anyone else destroy your image.

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“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.”   Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

The beauty of the lotus flower, to me, is the reflection of the beauty of the soul.

I see you, beautiful people, “You are so fine to me”!

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image from themutt.wordpress.com –   Even Snoopy had something to say.

Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer knows the propensity to dream, the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch.   Tim Berners-Lee

Why do some people blog? Why do they spend their time communicating on a vast range of topics to an unknown audience? Is there some primal urge to “spread the word”, to “teach”, or simply to share our ideas with whomever they resonate with?

It’s a strange compulsion, this urge to write, especially when you sit down without the vaguest notion of what you are going to write about.  Nevertheless you get your computer out, sit at your desk, or in my case, ensconced in bed and start to ‘write’.  Why, I wonder, do we still refer to it as writing when it most obviously isn’t?  I suppose we have a need to create order and a point of reference.

image from http://www.coolpctips.com – Progress in effect.

Laptops have taken over with their ease, portability and ever decreasing size.  So in order to keep manual records will we always use computers in some form or another?

What happens when the world changes a little more and we no longer need letters, books, or computers to communicate our ideas to each other? When, for example, telepathy rules the day? Will we still have this urge to create using the written word, or will we perhaps have mind controlled computers?  Almost mind-blowing really.

Can you imagine a think tank where everyone is telepathic and ideas are shared at lightning speed? Just thinking about the time gained which can be better utilised to – blog!  Yet that doesn’t really answer the question of why some of us decide to blog.

It’s true that few of us will ever be published authors, yet the urge to write is still there.  Could this be the reason for so many scribblings?  At times I have sat down and typed out my blog, only to find that someone else has written almost the same thing, but managed to publish already. For a while I found that very disturbing, and I wondered if I should publish my work at all. With an established blogger  who has already gathered a following ‘your’ attempt may go completely unnoticed. A writers worst nightmare, to have a ‘published’ work and be largely or totally ignored. Quite a conundrum.

In reality, the urge is a deep desire or need to speak to another person, to communicate your ideas, thoughts, feelings, and hopefully, not just have someone like what you are saying but also to comment on it. It then truly becomes a communication.

Whilst satisfying publishing your blog, is there much rationale behind it if it is unread by anyone else? Receiving a comment about it is an amazing feeling. It means that somehow I have managed to reach another person.  In truth, everything I write is a statement about something which is important to me. So like all writers there is a part of my heart and soul in the words I write.

So, I blog because I care if something I say has a meaning for someone else. It may be that some little thing I’ve written may help someone in some small way, and in a large part it eases the loneliness of being stuck in bed, without the energy to get out and about as I would like. It is my tenuous link to an outside world I feel cut off from.

So I may not be a Pulitzer prize winner, I may never receive any great recognition for what I say, but it is better than losing the ability to think, to communicate and interact with someone ‘out there’. If I can get that message to those who need that lifeline then I would count my blogging a success.

Blog away my friends, we are making history and this may be a lasting record of who and what we were and thought in times to come. I am grateful I can be a part of history in the making and live my life to its fullest learning whatever comes my way until I can get out there and find it for myself.  Even then I will still be blogging – it must be in the blood!

“I tried always to do better: saw always a little further. I tried to stretch myself.”    Audrey Hepburn

Being an awesome human being is a part of everyone’s awards in life.

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