The Forgiving Woman

Philosophy

The video plays in my memory, and it’s a woman – just any ordinary woman you would pass on the street, and think no more than ordinary thoughts – She’s wedged herself between the ajar crack of the front door and it’s frame. Among the flashing lights and shoving cameras and bustling journalists I remember she is crying. Not just crying but weeping, deep in mourning. She has just found out her daughter has been murdered.

But her teardrops are a sound lost in the gaps of journalists’ traps:

“What would you like to say to her murderers?”

What would you like to say to her murderers?

And above everything; above my anguish for the journalists’ cruel lack of empathy, above watching that woman’s life be torn apart; nothing resounds louder than her reply:

 I forgive them. And I will forgive them every day, for as long as I live.

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These words have stuck to me for years. They appeared on a *now very old* news story as I have detailed, what I can remember, above. Instinctively I feel I was in primary school when I saw it, but can’t be too sure. (After a quick google search, I haven’t been able to find it either – it may have been lost among a string of similar cases.) Luckily, I have my writing skills on hand to describe it to you and I hope I did such an effective job as when I was the viewer!

Recently I have been trying to think of more coffee shares to film and philosophy posts to write. With the recent string of events in England, nothing seems quite right at the moment. If you have any other suggestions, please leave them in the comments. It’s always greatly appreciated 😊

Best wishes to everyone,

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Life is like a cup of coffee

Blogging/Writing Tips, Diary, Inspiration, Philosophy

For the first time in a while I have sat at my blog just to write about something I love. No planning necessary and no pressure to be witty or wise. If you consider me either of these things anyway! Tonight all I wanted was a coffee. It’s not been a bad day or anything like that – I just wanted it real bad.

Tonight I decided to leave my laptop closed and take a creative break. I hoped it would be a sort of ‘recharge’. Unfortunately I didn’t plan, write or schedule a blog post first! Instead, I will leave you all with a quote to match my evening:

Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer 

William S. Burroughs

Have a good night guys 💫💕

A recharge of creativity

Diary, Inspiration, Philosophy

My Friend Karma

Inspiration, Lifestyle, Philosophy

My “battle” with philosophy and trying to be a better person often led me to having a misconception, I think many people will also share.

Karma. Ask anyone what this means and they will say something along the following:

Do good and good things will happen. Do bad and bad things will happen.

Or, to summarise with a more westernised saying, You get what you give.

But it’s not that simple. Karma is not a trophy, a prize or a shortcut to enlightenment. Karma, is merely a friendly reminder – a force to work in harmony with. Because the mistake, I believe most people make, is treating karma as a target to be achieved. Naturally the frustration of tight control over our actions leads us to think we are doing well, yet we see no result. We are left wondering, if I am trying so hard, where is the result I am pursuing? What more could I do?

In the nurturing of certain characteristics that are synonymous with positivity, we miss the corresponding growing characteristics of negativity. These are the greed and selfishness of chasing karma, and she does not take kindly to it. That is why you see no good come from your actions.

While writing I have been reminded of another saying I am quite fond of:

An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.

Perhaps this perfectly sums why many people don’t receive the karma they expect. What I have learned is karma does not want to be hunted. She wants to be used. She is a friend to harmonise with. Think of your friends. True friends have nothing to gain from your relationship. You don’t pick them for money, or religion, or power. Both people work together to bring more love to the world.

Therefore my advice to those, who don’t feel karma trying to befriend them: Walk forth with good karma in your heart and she will be there. Remember, all the world is balanced. Good, as much as bad, resides naturally within you. Have faith that you understand it.

This is the life we have chosen.

Blogging/Writing Tips

I used to think being wise meant knowing everything there is to know. Then I got tired and stressed with education and realised this notion was absolutely ridiculous, simply because it is not possible. What I found in sixth form (college) is that too many people have too many opinions – which made me question strongly what I should be seeing and believing. Most importantly from this experience, I’ve learned I don’t have to know any of those opinions. Instead this familiar saying has become accustomed to my inner workings:

Ignorance is bliss.

Hello everyone,

I hope you had a good weekend? This is just a quick note to say I’m now guest posting on Aspiring Thoughts. I’m very happy and excited to have the opportunity to write for this positivity and creativity blog. If you like my philosophical /feel good posts be sure to find me there every Monday night! Here’s the link: https://aspiringthoughtssite.wordpress.com/. As ever, thank you for all your support.

Love you guys to the moon and back!

Light ❤

Diary