Can you get time back?

The short answer is no. Time is precious.

Life isn’t a rehearsal

My aunt said that life is not a rehearsal during a conversation a few months’ ago. As soon as she said it it stuck with me. What can we learn from it?

Cease the moment
You cannot relive a moment in time. You simply cannot slow down or go back in time. So enjoy each and every moment of your time.
Reliving a moment
Even if you do the same things in order to try to repeat a day or evening you cannot relive or recreate a moment. Time is all about the here and now. Right now, you are spending your time reading this blog post. Hopefully it is useful? You cannot rewind and erase this post out of your short-term memory.
Spending time with others
Get to know the people in your life. Spend time with them. What is their favourite hobby? Do they like to drink alcohol?

Knowing just how precious time is allows each and every one of us to really appreciate the here and now. Do things you enjoy. This isn’t selfish. But remember to also make an effort with other people in your life. You cannot get time back. Do it. Enjoy doing it too.

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Music: hear it everywhere

I don’t know about you but I love music. From the fast rhythm’s before I go out on a social night out with my friends, to the slower songs on my iPod whenever I don’t feel 100%, music is always there. Let me share with you, why I love music so much:

Music is universal

I am sure it is safe to say that music is literally everywhere. From North America to Europe, Asia to the Middle East, and Australia to Iceland, music is bound to be playing on someone’s MP3 player, right now, at this very moment in time! Does this mean that music is universal? Yes!

Why slow songs?

I don’t know about you but slow songs help me whenever I am not feeling totally happy. Hearing slow music lets me know that I am not the only person who is not feeling 100 per cent. It’s comforting, soothing and makes me feel good at that moment in time.

Why fast songs?

Fast songs make me feel like I can do many, many things. From running for a few miles, fast music makes me happy, the beats let me know that I can express my happiness. Sometimes fast songs allow me to feel 100 per cent. That is, I can feel totally happy with fast tracks, and they allow me to truly feel happy, in that moment in time.

Lyrics and language

I don’t have the fantastic gift of another language, but I am sure that those of you who are multilingual will agree that the words used in songs in your native language are very powerful?! Some encourage you to think about something differently, while others simply confirm your thinking, on something really close to you.

  • Do you have a favourite song?
  • Do you use a lyrical phrase in your everyday life? What is it, share it.

Thanks for allowing me to post about music, I love music, it loves me, we love each other. It seems that no matter what life throws at me, music and I get on, very, very well. So thanks to those who make it, produce it, and give it to each other as a gift.

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Why we shouldn’t hate

The Oxford English Dictionary defines the word ‘hate’ as:

intense dislike … feelings of hate and revenge

Hate is a strong and powerful feeling

If you hate someone, or something, you have very strong, intense feelings about a thing or a person. It is just as strong as loving someone, or something. So why do you want to begrudge something, or someone so much?

Dislike is better than hate

You might not always agree with someone, or you might not like the physical look of an object (something), but whatever it may be, having hate for something, or someone is a very powerful, strong, intense feeling from you – the hater. It’s the opposite of love!

If you dislike someone, or something instead, you don’t have strong feelings for them, or it, if it’s an object. Does having strong feelings for something, or someone also mean you really like them? Perhaps it does. Does disliking someone, or something mean that you do not have strong feelings for them/it? Maybe so.

Try to get by, don’t have hate in your mind – it’s too strong, it isn’t that good, and it’s (usually) not worth it. Why show someone, or something an intense feeling if you really do not care that much about them / it?

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