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What If Life Is a Constant Déjà Vu?

Updated on May 11, 2020
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Beata works as a qualified primary school teacher, a councillor for drug and alcohol addiction and a farm caretaker for organic olive grow.

Live for self honestly, because maybe, just maybe today is your last day...

Do not compromise, avoid only the division of the mind...there is no time to be wasted in indecision..
Do not compromise, avoid only the division of the mind...there is no time to be wasted in indecision..
'If we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change,' Dr Wayne Dyer once said.
'If we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change,' Dr Wayne Dyer once said.
Sunryu Suzuki travelling the world realised, as soon as we see something, we already start to intellectualise it.
Sunryu Suzuki travelling the world realised, as soon as we see something, we already start to intellectualise it.
We bring your past memories into the picture in front of ourr eyes, our knowledge and our desires as soon as we intellectualise something,
We bring your past memories into the picture in front of ourr eyes, our knowledge and our desires as soon as we intellectualise something,
it is no longer what we saw. It becomes what we want to see ...the place suddenly feels familiar, have we been here before?
it is no longer what we saw. It becomes what we want to see ...the place suddenly feels familiar, have we been here before?
Yes in our mind, many times...why do we need to wander out of our mind?
Yes in our mind, many times...why do we need to wander out of our mind?
Just like Alan Watts said, if we stay in our minds all the time, we are becoming over rational, like a very rigid bridge which because it has no give......no craziness in it, is going to be blown down by the first hurricane.
Just like Alan Watts said, if we stay in our minds all the time, we are becoming over rational, like a very rigid bridge which because it has no give......no craziness in it, is going to be blown down by the first hurricane.
To go out of our mind once a day gives us a chance to collect the star dust, those tiny specks of unconsciousness that feeling in our guts that tell us what is right and we can not name...
To go out of our mind once a day gives us a chance to collect the star dust, those tiny specks of unconsciousness that feeling in our guts that tell us what is right and we can not name...
We need to reflect, to visualise past and dream about future and suddenly the road we walk right now becomes clear...
We need to reflect, to visualise past and dream about future and suddenly the road we walk right now becomes clear...
To teach us detachment, sometimes life take away from us that which we love the most. The hard lessons in life make our mind wander even more...
To teach us detachment, sometimes life take away from us that which we love the most. The hard lessons in life make our mind wander even more...
We cling to past as it becomes the only thing we have left, to our ancestry, things long past its expiry date, long gone...and yet in our minds it is the only thing we can relate to...
We cling to past as it becomes the only thing we have left, to our ancestry, things long past its expiry date, long gone...and yet in our minds it is the only thing we can relate to...
In response to some things we face in life, only our heart know what is right for us. Our heart will always know what we need to know...
In response to some things we face in life, only our heart know what is right for us. Our heart will always know what we need to know...
The hard lessons of life will come back again and again, bringing us to our knees.......taking everything we have painstakingly created and cherish the most away....
The hard lessons of life will come back again and again, bringing us to our knees.......taking everything we have painstakingly created and cherish the most away....
We start contemplating death and the impermanence of things one more time ...until we are gone and the life goes on...giving another chance to those standing in line behind to have their turn...in never ending circle of life....
We start contemplating death and the impermanence of things one more time ...until we are gone and the life goes on...giving another chance to those standing in line behind to have their turn...in never ending circle of life....

LIFE

LIFE
will keep bringing
you
the same test
over and over
again
until you pass it
and you can move on
to another chapter...

What is the biggest lesson
to learn,
the most important test
to pass?
'Our journey
is about
being more deeply
involved in life
and yet
less attached to it,'
the wise Ram Dass
once said.
If Mark Twain
would knock on your door,
you would feel his presence
and suddenly realise
that only really great people
make you feel
that you too
can become great,
and yet
there is a bigger chance
today
that you will find a message
on your FB wall
from small people
who will try to belittle
your ambition
and you will never dare...

Busying around
in our modern labyrinth
of money, gadgets and time,
zooming around at the speed of light,
the new age gurus
point their fingers at us:
"If you truly want
to change your life,
you must first
be willing
to change your mind.'

Searching for the big questions,
looking for the way out,
we try to follow the path
of those who trudged along
before us.
But do we really listen,
To what they try to say?
Alan Watts smiles at me
from the screen.
Urging me not to take
everything
so seriously.

"Going out of your mind
at least once a day
is tremendously important," he laughs:
"Because by going out of your mind,
you can come to your senses."

And he is right.
How many times
have you
seriously
concentrated
on one little mindless task
that never changed anything,
while the trees kept growing
and life kept evolving?

Without your knowing,
you are
swept away in
an ever changing
pattern
of things.
Like a little piece of sand
blowing in the northwest wind.
Landing
exactly
where you are supposed to be.

Carl Sagan
loves to hug trees,
whispering to them:
'We human beings don't look
very much like you.
We certainly view the world
differently.
But down deep
and deep down,
at the molecular heart of life,
we are all the same.
We are essentially identical
to you, my brothers in green.'

When I hit the road again,
I like to take
Steve Maraboli's words
with me:
'As I look back on my life,
I realize that every time
I thought I was being rejected
from something good,
I was actually being re-directed
to something better.'

After you have passed the first half
of your life,
with cocky confidence
and a youthful appearance,
persuading everyone
that being rich,
being popular,
highly educated,
and just being perfect
all around,
gives you a meaningful life
that everyone envies.

And then you hit a corner
Seeing the road
winding in front of you
for what it is
and not what you thought
it should be.

Just like the endless line of people
in front of you,
and even more of them
behind you.
Just like your favourite
supermarket -
picking the same food
to keep your body working
day in and day out.

But you have to wait
for your turn -
no one can sustain your life.
No one can walk your walk.
You know now,
deep down,
it is all about
being real,
humble.

Share yourself around,
to touch the lives
of others.
This can bring you
that everlasting peace
and contentment
in the end,
that everyone dreams about.

Someone is passing
on your right.
You stop and look.
An old father and a grown up son,
talking quietly to each other.
Somehow you are curious.
You catch their last phrase:
"Father, how will I ever find the right woman?"

His father replies:
"Forget finding the right woman.
Focus on being the right man."
You can see the twinkle
in the old man's eyes
as he takes his son's hand
and tries to wrestle him to the ground.

"Father, you'll hurt yourself.
You're too old for that."
The old man laughs and pats his son on his back:
"I see no good reason to act my age."

Life is repeating itself all around you.
We live in constant deja vu.
All you need to do is open your eyes,
and watch the world
go by....

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