Old post: Rewind
Life flows like a river. It keeps going in its own rhythm and pace, depending on the season; time. Sometime it flow slowly caressing the stones or whatever on its path compassionately, feeding the plants, look after the fishes that in it, and sometime it’s fast. Rushing, ignoring, taking lives, and demolishing whatever in its way.
I always treasure my lazy day. It allows me to put a break on and slow my life down a little. I feel this rare void has in itself a value. I guess space also has meaning. My favorite way of spending a lazy day is in bed, to lie down wide awake. Contemplate, reflect and ponder, taking a deep breath and observe the past. Looking at the turns I have made, all the things that took me to where I am now in complete picture.
Fulfilling moment – there are some. Mistakes? – Uncountable. Isn’t it funny how we all remember well the mistakes that we done. All the faults. But rarely do we remember to applaud ourselves. Maybe we are being humble, maybe we are just being blameful creatures.
Buddhism teaches gratitude toward life, because life is the most precious thing. We should appreciate everything in our life. This is a hard call. I could honestly list a 2 sided A4 (and more) full with all the things that I wish I could change. Sterophonics’ song Rewind goes like “if you could rewind your time, would you change your life” but for all of us this wish remains unfulfilled.
Reality is hash but at least it’s real. Also there is very little point in going back in time to perfect your life. No one can relate to you otherwise. Imperfection is natural but still we all strive to be that perfects creatures that we can never be. But neither should we all slump in our comfort zone and not strive forward. Appreciate imperfection and gaps because they create beauty. Would De Venus van Milo the statue be as famous today if she has both her arms?
It's your time It's your day It's never too late To change lanes How's your life? How's your place? Was it where you wanted Your head to lay? But wait, you can breathe You can see what I can see Don't waste your time You can't make back If you could rewind your time Would you change your life? Do you like you? Do you love your wife? Or did you pick what You're told was right? Dream and be What you feel Don't you compromise What you wanna be 'Cause change is okay What's the point in staying the same Regrets, forget what's dead and gone If you could rewind your time Would you change your life? If Jesus rode in on a camel today With your cross on his shoulder Time to take you away Have you done all you wanted? Are you happy and warm? Do you miss someone special You don't see anymore? Have you blood on your hands? Do you dream of white sands? Can you sleep well at night? Have you done all you can? The place I was born in Stays crooked and straight I see innocent blue eyes Go blind everyday Rewind your time Would you change your life? Today…..