Nostalgia:The Pros and Cons
It's all about the purging...in this case it's all about the emotional purge that throughout our lives I believe gets clogged up like an old water pipe sifting everyone's filth. I know that sounds probably more blunt than I sometimes would like to write or speak but in this instance, at this very moment after days of emotional purging I believe it's okay to just SCREAM AND SHOUT AND CRY AND LAUGH AND SREAM AND SHOUT AND CRY AND LAUGH AGAIN AND AGAIN...
I feel it's healthy to let go of things that may have been attached to oneself for far too long. I have this constant battle that I know anyone would be able to share with me in regards to that "nostalgic feeling". I love the nostalgia of how we tie our emotions to our mental and physical state. When that song comes on from our teen angst years that got us through our first heartache. When that smell of the most amazing dinner your mom or dad may have made for you as a child comes through the store of a local mom and pop restaurant downtown. When you pass the tree you first climbed while playing a "magic" game with your brothers and sisters. Whatever that moment may be; it brings us back in time. It's like this magical euphoric experience that literally lets us time hop. It's so crazy to think about wouldn't you agree? We can actually travel through time when you listen to your inner-self at these moments! Whether it's nostalgia connecting us to the past, dejavue connecting us to an unmistakenable link to the present, or even a sense of intuitive direction to drive us forward to our futures!
The nostalgia that I often find myself in conflict with is that of which connects us to our relationships with friends, family, lovers...
There may always be that connection we have from days to years of sharing special nostalgic moments with someone else. These moments bring us back to our former selves before we may have evolved to a stronger and more successful version of what we were in our teens, 20's, and now 30's for me. I recently have had another break through of growth of understanding that it truly is okay to value those moments that made certain relationships thrive and give us what we needed for that time in our lives. However, it can be heart breaking when our relationships with ourselves and others shift to promote a much needed change and evolution of self, especially when you connect at a high sensitive nostalgic level as I do.
I want my readers to know that it's okay. Change is inevitable. It's what you do with change that really matters! You make it positive, you make it worth the love and the pain that can be shared all in the same moment.
I want and intend for all of those who are out there to succeed as a human-being, as someone who will share the promotion of positive growth and development to share their nostalgic moments. Please share those times that made you a better person, that helped you and others to grow in the way you want our species and this universe to succeed harmoniously.
Always evolving and sincerely thankful for this life,
James Joseph S. L.