Earlier today I was thinking about the old saying about when you are talking about someone and instead of saying that persons name you say the name of another. When that happens, one might then say: …… must have been thinking of me. My train of thought then went to wondering about where that saying originated from .. and then I was left with the simple thought of “origins”. Okay, first of all I have no idea why on Earth I was even thinking about the first part of my statement, as I am home alone at the moment and talking to no one about anyone.. lol.. the thought just floated right into my head for no reason at all. Now you see just a little bit of how strange my mind works sometimes.
Now, where was I?
Oh yes… so at this point the word “origins” is floating around in my mind… and then the thought of my own origins started to form. I played around with a few of the things that I feel have made me who I am today. Suddenly, I realized I was recalling mostly the negative things that have come and gone but have certainly played a part in who I am and why. Then I transformed my thinking over to the more positive things that have come and gone.
I was slightly surprised to find myself first recalling the negative parts of my history but then again, not so surprised as often for many of us those moments can be some of the hardest to get past. The damage that comes from those negative moments can linger and shape our living for the rest of our lives. If we allow it.
Without knowing I must have been allowing .. because those where the first to come to mind when I gave thought to my very own origins. hmmmmmmmmmmmmm….
Wandering through the moments of my life time.. I give thought to both, the positive and the negative. Thinking at first how I could rid myself of these negative thoughts or actually memories. The truth is .. I can’t! There is good reason for that tho… it takes a balance of the two for a healthy productive life.
Without the hardships we endure, we would not be able to appreciate the positive gifts of those more gentle moments life offers us. Its the Yin and Yang of life that brings us to moments of real clarity. The experiences of both help us along our path. We find out who we are and who we wish not to be as we experience all sides of the spectrum. Just as it all can’t be good, have faith in knowing that when you are going through the harder moments in life that it also can’t all be bad.