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When I looked into her eyes, I saw the whole universe. I was a mere spectrum in her existence, just a fragment of thought. She danced with the demons in my head and brought meaning to my life. Similarly, I awakened every sense of hers and we diverged in a nomadic state. Destiny awaited. Faith anticipated. Our love was an inevitable paradoxical reality.
When old age sets in and I am nearing the end of my time on this earth, I know I will have regrets. I am human. But, I will also know that I tried as best I could to lead an honest life. To touch the lives of both stranger and friend. That those […]
Sometimes my anxiety would fire up so much that I had to literally stop myself and remember to breathe..deep breaths..in and out..trying to ignore the surge of panic running through my body.
Some days were okay, other times I wanted to casually walk in front a bus. It was quite funny actually, and most people do indeed laugh about moodswings but when your emotions are an active roller-coaster there’s no telling what could happen.
It’s been 1 year, 4 months since she left me and up to this day..up to last night I have flashbacks and nightmares. I still can’t..come to terms with losing the person who loved me most in this world. I don’t feel her..I don’t sense her anymore and with each passing day I detach myself more and more from human interaction.
It all feels so surreal sometimes. Not coming home to a mother. The burdens, the responsibilities, the inadequacies of a daughter..the guilt I felt. But somehow I kept going. Whether it was her love, divine intervention or a mixture of both, something within me kept fighting.
I don’t know if there would ever be a day that I don’t feel..alone or empty..but if there’s one thing I learnt about life, is that it goes on. Nothing we do can change the past, or even alter the future, the present is all that matters. Everything else being trivial.
” The path to enlightenment is tainted with mishaps and hurdles of impediments. The capacity to endure pain and discomfort marks the true essence of a man..the very core of human existence..suffering is an inevitable phenomenon which manifests itself into reawakening..”
I’ve realized that love isn’t always about long talks on the phone, romantic walks on the beach or even cuddling. I’ve learnt that love is making sure you ate, rides home from work and putting you to bed early because you have to get up early the next morning.
Love isn’t necessarily giving you what you want or spoiling you per say..but providing what you need. Love is taking you shopping for beauty products when you’re unemployed and encouraging you to save when you get that first paycheck .
Love is the way he holds you when you just got fired from a job, or lost your mom..saying the most horrible things to each other in a fight but waiting to pick you up safely from work the next day even though he said he won’t..
Love is the random bites, the sarcastic slurs, the playful insults and mental breakdown at times. Love is hating someone so much but proving to them that you’d never leave their side. It’s accepting the apology you never got and leaving things in the past because the future means more to you.
Love is effortlessly being attractive when your hair is a mess and you didn’t have time for makeup. Love is recognizing your spouse’s flaws but still choosing them over perfection.
Love is the most extraordinary element of human interaction , and a means by which we flourish our soul..love is infinite..pure..and true.
~ “In the gardens of memory, in the palace of dreams, is where we’ll meet..” ~
Those words echoed the inevitable truth in my mind that haunted my thoughts for quite some time. The paradoxical perception of reality was based merely on personal experience, intuition and knowledge. Reality, by extension, was but a figment of imagination, enduced by consciousness.
Tim Burton always had a way with displaying a certain nomadic sense of brilliance in the aspects of life itself, and I absolutely loved that. His films granted me a morbid satisfaction that left the wheels of my mind churning, always leaving me refreshed.
Alice Kingsleigh ventured on a journey of self discovery, and by extension an awakening of some sort. Being a “peculiar” girl, she always stepped out of the norm, and went about life with a curiosity that at times, left her alone, and sometimes even doubting her own thoughts.
A lot of us can relate to this. But the remarkable courage and strength of this character submerged me in complete confidence. Dwelling into the unknown, diving deep into the “rabbit hole” of life, Alice went spiraling down into the abyss of enlightenment.
It was only when she stepped out of reality, of her very own consciousness that she became fully aware of everything around her. By embarking upon this journey of faith, she redeemed her true self, and by extension, restored the “Mad Hatter’s” sanity.
Alice encounters various obstacles and hindrances in reaching her destination, which prohibits her full potential. However, every setback entailed a lesson which fueled her drive for victory even more. Always staying focused and true to herself and friends, the young superhero saves the day in the nick of time.
The conceptualization of life and death and their cycles in the film are remarkable. Time is personified as someone frightful, who may invoke distress upon introduction. However, there is an astonishing plot twist where Alice actually steals time instead.
The nerve wrecking roller coaster doesn’t stop there. Time ultimately beings to chase Alice, and in the process depletes itself. Everything is destroyed when the law of karma is revoked. Nothing became everything and everything became nothing.
It is only when Alice realizes that the past can not be undone, nature proceeds to take it’s course and a state of equilibrium is restored. However, the film’s theory is proved as we see that one can only learn from the past. With knowledge and acceptance of what has already happened, and atonement for it, we can move forward together. We see this philosophy manifested in the reunion of the Princesses.
Another impeccable lesson was that of judgment. Since the first film, “Alice in Wonderland” the villain is made clear. However, it is only in part 2, when Alice goes through the looking glass, we see the opposite of evil. The evil queen is overwhelmed by love by her sister, whom she had grew to hate due to childhood figments of the past, and was that way because of the inner turmoil she endured when her sister lied on her.
But, finally seeing the pain that she had caused, the sister finally seeks forgiveness. We see here that the burdens of life can be lifted once we are willing to leave the past behind us. Hearts are mended, families reunited, friendships are strengthend and Alice is at peace.
Here we see the power of the mind. Alice’s subconsciousness is speaking to her in a way she would understand. Deep down inside she knew that she was wrong for the way she spoke to her mother and the anger she felt towards her. This is present in the exact words being said by the Mad Hatter about his dad, as Alice said to her mom. All this happened so that Alice could see how trivial everything else was, in comparison to her one and only mother.
When everything was still in her mind, she returned to her “reality”, and delicately dealt with her predicaments. She made amends with her mother, who in the process, finally understood her unique gifted daughter as well. Through her astral traveling, Alice learnt that she always had a choice. She could either be stuck in the past, anxious about the future, or she could simply be lost in the moment instead. By recognizing the in durability of time, she discovers a new appreciation for life and everything in it. She also has a deeper acknowledgement for time, realizing and confessing that time doesn’t actually take from us, but gives. Every second is a gift, that we should never take for granted.
Regardless of what happened, one thing remained for sure, her service towards others. To her family, or even to strangers who later on grew to become great friends.
It doesn’t matter how many degrees we attained, the size and architectural designs of our house, how many vehicles we had. When our clock is stopped, and our time is up, we will live not in our material accomplishments, but in the minds of those our spirits were gracious enough to touch. Our memories are laid to rest in what we did for others. How we will be remembered, is how we lived.