Having been a language teacher most of my life, it will come as no surprise that words have always been a passion for me. I love reading and have the habit of noting down any striking sentence or paragraph that resonates with me. Usually the quotes are about life and relationships. So could I perhaps come up with cleverly phrased thoughts and reflections which might perhaps inspire someone else? Or just plain words that describe an experience that some reader may relate to and empathise with? So writing could create connections, a sharing of ideas which may also at times be different perspectives and thus all the more thought-provoking.
Then the act of writing is said to be cathartic, healing. Not only that but it can help make sense of events and shed new light. In looking back, it can reflect and mark growth and moving on. Or just clarify what is going on in one’s head and putting pen to paper (or should I say key to monitor) kind of makes the impression permanent.
Then again my reflections are my take on what I have gleaned from my own life situations as well as snippets from stories or other media. Having read, for many years, not only literary and popular fiction works but also a good number of self-development books, lately I find myself actively examining events and reviewing either what I learnt from them or how I could have responded differently or how I put or could have put some age old principles into practice. Plus I am fascinated when other people relate their life stories and experiences and I have drawn from them (with their permission where necessary)
Life can only be understood backwards But it must be lived forwards
Moving forwards, there is this emerging desire to live life even more fully. To finally do the things that got pushed to the back burner. But there is a more profound side to life than just doing. Over time I have also been mulling over the concept of ‘just being’ as opposed to ‘doing’ Perhaps I have more time now to implement the theory but honestly speaking, it is never too early to start. So watch this space for my serialized version of the A-Z of Just Being whereby I take a letter of the alphabet to contemplate and imbibe a quality that I would like to possess or strengthen in myself, for example, being Compassionate and share with you what that actually means and entails to me.
Thus, my blog is about how I am learning to practise what I have read about living a full life, and how I am finding my own answers to so many questions and how even more questions are surfacing. Maybe, just maybe, you might find an answer or two in my sharing my on-going journey with you and if more questions come up for you or if you can share a different idea, all the better. So follow me and leave a comment either way.