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Symbolic circle

I got this little necklace as a gift and perhaps nobody could have forecasted the meaning that it would hold. For sure not me as I first saw it and I couldn’t have understood the impact it would have, despite that I was taking an immediate liking to it. Nor the giver of this precious gift and instead the focus might have been if I would like it, let alone creating this profound moment in time. Or was the reaction anticipated, was it an intentional message, was it filled with reassurance, perhaps a promise?
The circle, symbol for some important values and meanings. It is ongoing, there is no beginning and no end, there is only eternity. It is said that the circle is a universal symbol with extensive meaning. It represents the notions of totality, wholeness, original perfection, the Self, the infinity, timelessness, all cyclic movement and God. Further it is sacred and divine, representing the infinite nature of energy and the inclusivity of the universe. 

I loved circles long before I became aware of their meaning and I never expressed my feelings about them. It was never a subject that came up and still, here all of a sudden it was, this little necklace of three circles. Nothing really too unusual or too strange you might think. Lucky guess perhaps, anybody can pick a great present, right? 

Well the story didn’t ended with me liking the gift, of course I did like it, a lot on top of it, but that wasn’t all. The necklace had a meaning all of its own and what followed next left me in awe. Three circles, each made of a different medium, each one a different size. The circles were to represent….
The Past…….The Now…….and…..The Future
It was unknown which circle of the varying sizes would stand for which era and apparently it was up to me to decide which part of my life I was going to give the biggest or the smallest meaning to. This immediately sent me pondering my life and how it fall into place in relation to the little circles. Which one had the biggest meaning, was I truthful with myself and more importantly was the order the way I wanted them to fall into. And if not what was in need of change, what had to happen! 
The Past: If you follow my blog in any form you most likely know what I think about the past. An era filled with lessons painful and good that brought good memories as well as things I don’t care to dwell on. In the end it resembles a time gone, a time that can’t be changed and a time that will never return. I believe that staying too long in the past hinders us from moving forward and if we don’t move forward, we become stagnant with nothing to strive for. Time stands still for us, we don’t evolve and instead we are left behind….forgotten. 
The Future: How much control do we have over the future? Can we predict what is to come? Maybe to some point but even if so, aren’t things going to happen exactly as they are? I believe so and yet we spend so much time speculating on the “What if”, trying to play put out every scenario. For what…to be prepared, to stay in control over our lives? I’m not sure of how much control we have over what is to come but I do believe that we have control of how we react to the things that life has in store for us. For myself I found that staying flexible to rolling with the punches it’s essential and it’s not a matter of how many times we get knocked down, but a matter of how many times we get back up. Keep that in mind and you will have little need to worry about the future. 
And finally The Now: The only thing we will ever have. The past is gone, the future holds the uncertainty of the unknown, but the current moment….the now, is all we will ever have control over. It is up to us how we want to impact the current moment, if we let it pass us by or if we turn it into a lasting memory to forever be imbedded into our hearts. The choice is ours.

A few years ago I came across the New York Times bestseller “The power of now” by Eckhart Tolle. A guide for all seekers to spiritual enlightenment. And even if that is not what you are after, you are still about to take something away from this book to help you defeat the enemy within…the ego. The mind that keeps you hostage in the past, makes you worry about the future and has you contemplating every possible scenario. I highly recommend it to anybody that has questions and it remains a favorite that has helped me transform my thinking. The results? More joy and more freedom to be myself and find my purpose in this world and that’s a good thing. 

Which circle would you give the biggest meaning to? 

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I'm a dreamer and hopeless romantic who believes that there is always a silver lining to everything. Now, inspired by the simple life, I have learned that less is more and that we find magic all around us if we take the time to notice. Life is a journey and a process that is ever changing. We are constantly evolving in the matter of who we are as we align our stars and shed a past no longer in line with our highest self. I don't easily fit conventional norms, not because I'm a rebel, but because of resenting the pull that threatens to take me away from my true beliefs and my unique personal identity. I support the power of "Choice" and the ability for us to be the architects of our own lives. Some of these choices should have something a little wild about them as they form the moments that forever stay edged in our memory and make our hearts beat with wonder. Nobody will remember the ordinary. For myself, I'm a warrior who has fallen many times, who has gone through trails an tribulations and who is no stranger to adversity. After all, my choice remains clear, to get back up and stand stronger than ever. To recognize that it often takes our darkest moments to mold us into who we were meant to be. I have learned to trust the process and stay positive through the challenges. I trust it to be the only way to prevent my heart from hardening and allowing bitterness to creep in. I believe in the power of "NOW" as it is the only moment we truly ever have. The past is gone, unchangeable and the future hasn't happened yet. All we can impact is the current moment. Everything starts with a choice and hopefully with one that has something wild about it and may even scare you to death to execute. DO IT...I promise you won't regret it. This blog is my voice to share my Journey. If I could describe this adventure in short, I would call it "Spiritual awakening" with a yearning for "Freedom" and going after the things that truly matter. To seek a less complicated life that is stripped down from the many obligations and responsibilities that often tie us down. For me it is a life free of rules and regulations, one that allows me to escape the must expectations while jumping off the hamster wheel that is spinning faster all the time. To be on my own time and live each day to the fullest, to make it all slow down by banishing routine and unleashing my creativity/artistic values in an effort to entertain whatever subject comes to mind. And if lucky, to perhaps offer a different view to my readers, one that speaks to your soul vs. the demands of what society might expect. It is one that empowers you to be your unique self and follow the beat of your own drum. I am dreaming big as I trail blaze the path to a new life and becoming a storyteller. I find my inspiration in the little things in life, in Mother Nature and on the trail that provides the adventures and the backdrop for a book someday. My hope is to inspire "Courage" in others who might find themselves on the brink of taking that first step. This blog serves as a foundation for my collection of personal thoughts, opinions and experiences and by no means am I an expert on any topics mentioned. To my readers I would say that the universe connects us by a common thread, we all search and we all have something to say. We don't always have to meet in person to share a strong bond and people enter our path for a reason. Some stay for a short time and serve their purpose, while others teach us a lesson and help us become stronger through experience. And a few special ones remain as the treasures we hold dear over a lifetime and touch our hearts beyond means. In whatever way we are meant to be, I thank you for crossing my path and for stopping by. I hope that I have left you inspired, full of wonder and with a few "Wild Choices" to make....Hugs XO

13 thoughts on “Symbolic circle

  1. Great post!
    I also have learned so much about embracing the NOW and letting go of the past and the future because there is only NOW. I realized that I am happier and less stressed and I am healthier. I feel more grateful and blessed.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Namaste!

    ❤ BP

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    1. Awe that makes me very happy to know that you have found comfort in the now. You are right and a lot of stress fell off of me by putting those things into perspective. Our ego is truly our worst enemy, with many issues being self created.
      Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to comment. I’m glad you stopped by 😉

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  2. I like the three lines most that staying flexible to rolling with the punches it’s essential and it’s not a matter of how many times we get knocked down, but a matter of how many times we get back up…it’s indeed very important to learn in life & have self-confidence. These two things can take us to our life’s goal. So elated to read it..:)

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