The power and importance of reading

30/01/2017

The power and importance of reading


Yesterday, I was reading a lot and something in my mind clicked. I'm a very spiritual, free person, being brought up living with "hippy" grandparents I've developed the "hippy" mindset though I think it's just being a decent human and seeing things for what they really are. 

What I was reading sparked my mind into remembering when I used to view the world in such a fantastic way. I always noticed all the beauty and magic around me, I was always so excited for life and always striving to bring positivity, kindness and compassion to everyone I encounter throughout it. I was so blessed to still see all the beauty up until last year, because many forget once they stop being a child and have actual worries and responsibilities but some how I just stopped seeing the world in that way.

Whilst reading and realising all of this, I instantly felt like my chest and my stomach was going to burst from excitement. I felt fuelled and alive - ready for life again. I felt hopeful, and free, and happier than I've been in a long while, I felt like I was me again. It sounds ever so silly because I hadn't actually realised this part of me was missing, or had disappeared, and it had been so long since I felt this way, I'd forgotten I'd ever felt like it. I had been reminded of my true self, not the 'me' I'd turned into whilst dealing with the many stresses of life. I remembered what a kind, compassionate person I am, and how I hadn't been expressing that part of me very much lately. I realised I've not been present in my life these past few months, I've been on a sort of auto-pilot where I'm going about my day to day life not really appreciating it, or taking in my surroundings or company, worrying about either the future or the past and being too inside my own head, and not being aware of anyone or anything else.

I became aware that the reason I haven't been inspired to write and create is because I've not been practising what inspired me in the first place: I wanted this blog to be heartfelt and an insight into my soul, though lately, I've found myself frustrated when the words wouldn't come out right,and annoyed when I couldn't string together the sensational sentences I wanted to form. I feel that I have found myself again and truly believe I am on the right path. Where I am now is good enough, and exactly the right place I need to be. I don't need to worry about anything other than the present because this is the life I am living, right here and now, and that's all that matters. It'll do you well to remember this,too.

#MondayMotivation: “Think before you speak. Read before you think.” ― Fran Lebowitz (click to tweet)



What do you think you need to remember at times?

6 comments

  1. It doesn't sound silly at all, words are so powerful and so is reading :) Reading this left me feeling very positive and inspired, it's lovely to hear how you're gaining back all these inpressions x

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    1. I totally agree Sara! Thank you so much for all your kind words and on-going support xxx

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  2. Loved reading this! I always feel so much happier and inspired when I pare things right back to basics. On the surface there are already great things to be happy about but that can be so superficial, I love appreciating the smaller things, like that cosy dip in the armchair at home or the thought that something I do might spur somebody's 'one great thing' of their day (: And reading this post was that, for me! x

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    1. Thank you ever so much for your kind words! I find the smaller things in life the best things, too. Always gotta appreciate the small stuff xxx

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  3. Hello I know we went to the same comprehensive school and might of been in the same form first year Mrs Ackerly I think it was definitely was in one of the welsh blocks lol. Anyway I just wanted to say I've read most of your posts and I wish I had the confidence to do this, your an amazing writer keep up the good work xx. (Sophie Coombes not sure if you recognise the name haha)

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    1. Hey Sophie, yeah I remember you. I was in 8M (Miss Atkinson I think her name was) which was the welsh block opposite Mrs.Williams' classroom.
      Thank you so much for your comment, I hope you're well! If you want to give it a go just do it - the confidence will come shortly after x

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