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What if life is a constant déjà vu?

Updated on June 24, 2013
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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 realized, as soon as we see something, we already start to intelectualize it.
Sunryu Suzuki travelling the world realized, as soon as we see something, we already start to intelectualize it.
We bring your past memories into the picture in front of ourr eyes, our knowledge and our desirees...
We bring your past memories into the picture in front of ourr eyes, our knowledge and our desirees...
as soon as we intellectualize something, it is no longer what we saw. It becomes what we want to see ...
as soon as we intellectualize 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?
the place suddenly feels familiar, have we been here before?
Yes in our mind, many times...why do we need to wander our of our mind?
Yes in our mind, many times...why do we need to wander our 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...
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.
...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...
to reflect, to visualize past and dream about future and suddenly the road we walk right now becomes clear...
to reflect, to visualize 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.
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...
The hard lessons in life make our mind wander even more...
we cling to past as it becomes the only thing we have left...
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...
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...
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...
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....
The hard lessons of life will come back again and again, bringing us to our knees....
...taking everything we have painstankingly created and cherish the most away....
...taking everything we have painstankingly created and cherish the most away....
...and we start contemplating death adn the impernamnence of things one more time...
...and we start contemplating death adn the impernamnence 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 neverending circle of life....
...until we are gone and the life goes on...giving another chance to those standing in line behind to have their turn...in neverending circle of 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 realize

that only really great people

make you feel

that you too

can become great,

and yet

there is bigger chance

today

you 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 labyringh

of money, gadgets and time

zooming around in a speed of light,

the new age gurus

point fingers at us:

"If you truly want

to change you 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 trutged along

before us,

but do we really listen,

what they try to say?

Alna 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 come to your senses."

And he is right,

how many times

you

overseriously

gravely

concentrated

on one little mindless task

that never changes anything

while the trees kept growing

and life kept evolving,

without your knowing,

you are

swept in

that neverchanging

pattern

of things

like a little piece of sand

blowing in the northwest wind

landing

exactly

where you suppose 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 molecural 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 pass the first half

of your life

in that cocky confidence

and youthful appearance

persuading everyone

that being rich,

being popular,

highly educated,

just being perfect

all around

gives you a meaningful life

everyone boasts around.


And then you hit the corner,

seeing the road

winding in front of you

for what it is

not what you thought

it should be,

just like endless line of people

in front of you

and even more of them

behind,

just like in 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

and you know now

deep down

it is all about

being real,

humble,

share yourself

to touch the lives

of others

that brings you

that everlasting peace

and contentment

in the end,

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

and catch their last phrase:

"Father, how will I ever find the right woman?"

His Father replied:

"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 try to wrestle him down.

"Father, you will injure yourself,

you too old for that."

The old man laughs and pat his son on his back:

"I see no good reason to act my age."


The 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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    • Beata Stasak profile imageAUTHOR

      Beata Stasak 

      2 years ago from Western Australia

      Have no idea:)

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      Cvwall99@comcast.net 

      2 years ago

      How do i get a copy of the river of tears painting?

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      Beata Stasak 

      4 years ago from Western Australia

      Thank you so much the dragonfly for stopping by and leaving so encouraging comment:) Thank you:)

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      dragonflycolor 

      4 years ago

      Incredible word choice and vivid description. I feel in another place when deja vu happens and then the moment just stays with you. Great hub!

    • Beata Stasak profile imageAUTHOR

      Beata Stasak 

      4 years ago from Western Australia

      very clever:) yes, possibly, but sometimes you have to repeat the same mistake six or seven times before you get it right, so why it should be different with your life:) thanks for stopping by:)

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      Christopher Peruzzi 

      4 years ago from Freehold, NJ

      Didn't we already have this conversation?

    • Beata Stasak profile imageAUTHOR

      Beata Stasak 

      4 years ago from Western Australia

      Thank you my grand old lady very appreciated, I should write something new and fresh, is about the time:)

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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 

      4 years ago from Philippines

      I like the zen tone that you added to this piece. Also love the quote by Steve Maraboli. Nice hub!

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      Christine Buenemann 

      4 years ago from Saint Louis, Mo

      This is inspirational writing. I have always seen deja vu as a spiritual sign that I was on the right path in my life. I've had it for small things and large things but no matter the situation I saw it as a learning experience or milestone. One of these involved my fiance. I actually remembered in that moment the origin of the deja vu was from from a dream before we had even met. I freaked out. Everyone believes different things based on their own experiences and that is how it should be.

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      Amanda Littlejohn 

      5 years ago

      Very interesting and inspiring poem. What do I take away from this with real gratitude? The following quotation:

      '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.'

      Thank you for that. Bless you. :)

    • Beata Stasak profile imageAUTHOR

      Beata Stasak 

      5 years ago from Western Australia

      Thank you my fellow hubbers, interesting question to ask hey? And so many possibilites how to answer, I just took one path....but there are plenty more to follow and so many answers we can only ponder about and guess the outcome:)...Thank you again for stopping by and hopefully see you again...

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      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      What if life is a constant déjà vu You have displayed such beautiful photos and a great way of wiring indeed.

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      Christopher Peruzzi 

      5 years ago from Freehold, NJ

      You mean we're not?

      A great piece. This reminds me of very much of the quantum mechanics of infinite possibilities collapsing on the ultimate path. The deja vu that we experience is much like us going down the same path over again and an opportunity to choose a different one.

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      Beata Stasak 

      5 years ago from Western Australia

      thank you my fellow hubber, every writing is only as good as the readers who read it, so thank you for your praise and all the best:) B

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      Your Cousins 

      5 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      This is very inspirational, with so many nuances. I am struck by this passage: "In response to some things we face in life, only our heart know what is right for us." Voted Up and Interesting.

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      Beata Stasak 

      5 years ago from Western Australia

      Thank you Ann, happy you liked my writing and thank you for so beautiful and positive response:) All the best with hubbing, writing and living:)...B

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      Ann Carr 

      5 years ago from SW England

      Wow! Wow! Wow! Such beautiful, wise words and such amazing illustrations. I'm blown away. The philosophies here are powerful and inspiring. I love the 'going out of your mind' idea - I've learnt that it's a good idea to stop and look around and not be self-centred or see life as if blinkered; I think my grandchildren have taught me that. Up ++++ and shared; one of the best things I've ever read. Ann

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      Beata Stasak 

      5 years ago from Western Australia

      Thank you my fellow hubber for your kind words, very appreciated and all the best with hubbing and living:) B

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      Dave 

      5 years ago from Lancashire north west England

      Inspirational, beautifully done and enhanced with great images. Voted up.

    • Beata Stasak profile imageAUTHOR

      Beata Stasak 

      5 years ago from Western Australia

      Thank you my new fellow hubber, happy you liked it and looking forward to hear from you again:)

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      Bernadyn 

      5 years ago from Jacksonville, Florida

      Beautiful work here and I love the father's advice to the son. Interesting food for thought with this poetry, it was inspiring to read!

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      Beata Stasak 

      5 years ago from Western Australia

      thank you Bishop, happy you liked it:) Looking forward to hear from you again:)...B

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      Rebecca 

      5 years ago from USA

      I really enjoyed reading this. It was beautiful.

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      Beata Stasak 

      5 years ago from Western Australia

      thank you for your encouraging and beautiful words my fellow hubber and all the best:) ....B

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Wow! Amazing composition---You brought the essence of life in these few lines, so effectively. It really touched the heart. The symbolic pictures all along add to the desired effect.

      Wonderful and beautiful-- Voted up!

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      Beata Stasak 

      5 years ago from Western Australia

      thank you my fellow hubber from London for your kind comment and all the best:)...B

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      Celina Martin 

      5 years ago from London

      Beata, loved your thought-provoking poem-cum-commentary on life, the thoughts are so beautifully penned and materialised into mind-sweeping quotes, keep it up

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      Beata Stasak 

      5 years ago from Western Australia

      thank you Ann, happy you liked it:)

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      Ann 

      5 years ago

      This is so far above my very weak mind i just think it is outstanding,

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      Beata Stasak 

      5 years ago from Western Australia

      Thank you Betty, it is very nice and truthful:) B

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      Betty (Alawine) Overstreet 

      5 years ago from Vacaville, Ca.

      What a great bunch of comments! I noticed the one regarding finding someone belittling us on FB. It is very hurtful when it happens. Happened to me once and upset me until I almost quit-then prayed for the person, and continue to write what I enjoying writing.

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      Beata Stasak 

      5 years ago from Western Australia

      Thanks Kim so much, happy you liked it:)...B

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      ocfireflies 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Beata Stask,

      WOW! I love this poem! Voted Up Awesome/Shared!

      This is my kind of poetry.

      Best Always,

      ocfireflies aka Kim

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      Beata Stasak 

      5 years ago from Western Australia

      Have very clever friends who supplied me with them:) Nothing is better than talented and good friends,hey? Thank you for stopping by:)

    • Beata Stasak profile imageAUTHOR

      Beata Stasak 

      5 years ago from Western Australia

      Have very clever friends who supplied me with them:) Nothing is better than talented and good friends,hey? Thank you for stopping by:)

    • Beata Stasak profile imageAUTHOR

      Beata Stasak 

      5 years ago from Western Australia

      Have very clever friends who supplied me with them:) Nothing is better than talented and good friends,hey? Thank you for stopping by:)

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      David Trujillo Uribe 

      5 years ago from Medellin, Colombia

      Increible pictures. Where did you get them from?

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      Beata Stasak 

      5 years ago from Western Australia

      Yes, it is interesting concept, but we will never know for sure, won't we?

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      Susan Bailey 

      5 years ago from South Yorkshire, UK

      I have often wondered about this myself.

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      Beata Stasak 

      5 years ago from Western Australia

      Thank you Nikki for your beautiful input and yes for sure, we have to go nutty sometimes, you are very right there, otherwise we end up nutty for life:) Nikki, it was just a little experiment I have done, I have read all these quotes in one day and somehow in my head it gave me answer for the question one hubber asked...so you can say I went little nutty out there:)

      Thank you Elias for stopping by and happy you liked it.

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      Elias Zanetti 

      5 years ago from Athens, Greece

      A beautiful poem, Beata that I enjoyed reading.

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      Nikki Wicked 

      5 years ago from Louisiana

      There's a lot of great quotes here, full of wisdom. I often wonder about deja vu, that feeling that you have been here before, done this before, said those words before, its strange when you have that feeling, and u know this is the first time this is happening, maybe its just we have had something similar happen, or maybe it happened in our dreams, or maybe we just live out the same life over and over again, and maybe that is our Hell or our Heaven, depending how good a life we had, and maybe sometimes we get to change a few things, we make different decisions and life takes us down a different path. Who knows what it all really means, and to think about it enough would drive one mad. But we should all go a little mad sometimes, right?

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      Beata Stasak 

      5 years ago from Western Australia

      thank you my fellow hubber from beautiful Hawaii, happy you liked it:)

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      Victor W. Kwok 

      5 years ago from Hawaii

      That was amazingly wonderful poetry.

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      Beata Stasak 

      5 years ago from Western Australia

      Thank you my fellow hubbers, it was just a little experiment to combine in one piece of writing what I have read and seen that day, so much inspiration is out there...we just have to stop sometimes and reflect on it...and that what I did:)...happy it was useful for you all:)....B

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful thoughts and full of truth. Thank you...

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      Betty (Alawine) Overstreet 

      5 years ago from Vacaville, Ca.

      I especially like the words of Steve , will try to remember them! Thanks for your words,

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      FitnezzJim 

      5 years ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

      What a different thought - go out of your mind once a day, so you can come to your senses. To take that a step further - intellectualize that statement. When we do that we find that it has way too many ways of being interpreted, and thus has the capability of inducing the state it indicates we should strive for.

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      Janet Giessl 

      5 years ago from Georgia country

      Wonderful words, yes, indeed inspiring!

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      Beata Stasak 

      5 years ago from Western Australia

      Yes, it is, thank you MsDora:)

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      Dora Weithers 

      5 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks for these inspiring lines. I love Steve Maraboli's words. There is always some benefit in the challenges that life offers.

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      Beata Stasak 

      5 years ago from Western Australia

      thank you, it was not my plan to be sad, but it worked that way sorry:) B

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      Jennifer 

      5 years ago from Lost...In Video Games

      This was so sad and inspiring at the same time. Voted it up!

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