Reminiscing is defined as “indulging in enjoyable recollection of past events”.
Reminiscing means something different to each of us
It’s definitely the time of year for reminiscing, resolutions, and running scenarios though
When we think of someone it is as much as they have been thinking of us and we catch the thought in our minds, or for that matter – we feel it somewhere in our bodies.
We usually either shake it off – or own it.
Something similar to blowing a kiss and feeling it land on your cheek
If we didn’t believe in the power of that kiss, then we wouldn’t blow kisses to our family, our children, our lovers…..and our haters
There’s an intention behind each – or at least you hope there is.
The distinct similarity is that – we receive something
The absolute difference is in how it relates to us personally
We wonder whether that persistent thought is an omen. Sometimes it is.
We question whether there’s some unfinished business we have to attend to – and sometimes it is.
How can you navigate this I hear you yell….
You can ask the question – where is this coming from?
The question is really – is this generated from me for my awareness, decision-making, inner knowing ?
In short – Is this MY shit or someone elses.
So ask WHERE before your even BOTHER about spending time on the WHY !
Ask yourself right now – what part takes the most time and energy from you?
So read on….
I tell my students often that in this situation you may be playing a part in someone else’s story
So decide by asking the question before laying foundations that pave roads where they may not really be required….
Is this mine or someone elses?
You WILL get an answer. So Listen for it.
If you then continue to think about it, consider old times, reminisce with energetic gusto beyond whats needed…
Then its wasting energy that should be available for you for your own work and healing.
Reminisce and enjoy your memories and experiences.
Savor the experiences, laugh and cry.
That is what we are here for and it is what sets us apart as a species.
Take the moment to say ‘well that was interesting to be reminded of xyz’
And leave it right there.