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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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    • Beata Stasak profile imageAUTHOR

      Beata Stasak 

      5 years ago from Western Australia

      Have no idea:)

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      Cvwall99@comcast.net 

      5 years ago

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

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      Beata Stasak 

      7 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 

      7 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 

      7 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 

      7 years ago from Freehold, NJ

      Didn't we already have this conversation?

    • Beata Stasak profile imageAUTHOR

      Beata Stasak 

      7 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 

      7 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 

      7 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 

      7 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. :)

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      Beata Stasak 

      7 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 

      7 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 

      7 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 

      7 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 

      7 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 

      7 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 

      7 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 

      7 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 

      7 years ago from Lancashire north west England

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

    • Beata Stasak profile imageAUTHOR

      Beata Stasak 

      7 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 

      7 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 

      7 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 

      7 years ago from USA

      I really enjoyed reading this. It was beautiful.

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      Beata Stasak 

      7 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 

      7 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 

      8 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 

      8 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 

      8 years ago from Western Australia

      thank you Ann, happy you liked it:)

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      Ann 

      8 years ago

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

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      Beata Stasak 

      8 years ago from Western Australia

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

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      Betty (Alawine) Overstreet 

      8 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 

      8 years ago from Western Australia

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

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      ocfireflies 

      8 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 

      8 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 

      8 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 

      8 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 

      8 years ago from Medellin, Colombia

      Increible pictures. Where did you get them from?

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      Beata Stasak 

      8 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 

      8 years ago from South Yorkshire, UK

      I have often wondered about this myself.

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      Beata Stasak 

      8 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 

      8 years ago from Athens, Greece

      A beautiful poem, Beata that I enjoyed reading.

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      Beautiful Garbage 

      8 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 

      8 years ago from Western Australia

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

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      Victor W. Kwok 

      8 years ago from Hawaii

      That was amazingly wonderful poetry.

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      Beata Stasak 

      8 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 

      8 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Betty (Alawine) Overstreet 

      8 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 

      8 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 

      8 years ago from Georgia country

      Wonderful words, yes, indeed inspiring!

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      Beata Stasak 

      8 years ago from Western Australia

      Yes, it is, thank you MsDora:)

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      Dora Weithers 

      8 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 

      8 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 

      8 years ago from Lost...In Video Games and Stories

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

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