Time forever frozen still...
“Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment, until it becomes a memory.”
First week back at work, done. After three weeks off, I can’t say it was something I had particularly looked forward to. However, it came and now it’s over. All in a blur. In fact, where has this year gone? How is it possible that we are already in the month of April 2016? Already in term 3 of school? And with just 12 weeks until the next holiday so the ‘countdowners’ say…
Can we just wait a second? In fact let’s just hold it here for as long as possible. Because before we know it, we will be a year older, further travelled, much more experienced and knowledgeable than we had known ourselves to be the previous year. So let’s make ourselves present and try to slow things down…
If you could freeze the most perfect moment in time, what moment would you freeze? Hold that memory now. Where are you? Who are you with? Most importantly, how do you feel? I hope that all you lovely yogis have had the opportunity to feel the sense of overwhelming happiness at some point in your life. The feeling where you appreciate every second and have an overpowering joy that you have been given the amazing gift that is life. Wouldn’t it be incredible if we could somehow transport ourselves to that feeling whenever we wanted to? If we could literally click our fingers and feel that overwhelming bliss, remove ourselves from any feeling of doubt or sadness that we can sometimes find ourselves drowning in?
Whilst we may not have the ability to travel in time, we do have the ability to freeze a message to ourselves. So take yourself back to that perfection. If you could tell yourself anything right then, what would it be? To believe in love? To appreciate yourself? To live without fear? Whatever your secret message is, write it down and keep it with you. When any moments of negativity in your present return, as we unfortunately can’t always stop them, think about your moment, your message and know that life is incredible.
I was recently touched by a story about a message in a bottle. A woman and a husband wrote a secret message when very much in love. Putting it in a bottle, they froze their moment, froze their message and sent it out to sea. Eight years later the bottle was found by a friend of mine, and after finding the author, found and woman who became upset by the words from the bottle. She had divorced just one year before the message had found, and become upset from the words that were a reminder of how they had once felt. A message to us all that we can’t be sad when these things are over, we should be happy that we had the chance to be a part of it. That we have had the opportunity to make such special memories.
Today will soon be a memory. Let’s make sure it’s a good one. Today, make sure you feel happiness by giving yourself that frozen in time message. My personal message, to have confidence in myself. My memory being one where I felt comfortable in my own skin, no comparisons to others and trust in others. Thank you to my special people, for giving me faith in my own uniqueness and helping me have the feeling of overwhelming happiness every single day.
I now choose to not be a ‘countdowner.’ Waiting for the day, the week, the term to be over so I can make more memories. I instead choose to make every day a special day, to appreciate every moment and to pause and be present whenever I can. Every day will soon be a memory, make it a day good enough to freeze.
My suggestion to you is to freeze your message now and to give yourself that message every day. When you wake up in the morning, before you trawl through your social media apps, spend a moment appreciating the day and reminding yourself of how amazing you are.
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