Has anyone ever been reminded of a memory when they feel a certain breeze or see a certain scenery or maybe even smell a certain smell that takes them back to a memory that made you feel good or made you smile from within?
I don’t know why but I seemed to have this happen to me all the time and I mean it takes me back to a memory or moment that I experienced that I know I’ll never get back, but to clearly see and feel the experience again, makes me feel, for a moment, like I had another opportunity to relive that memory. It’s like my mind becomes the projector responsible for allowing me to visualize that experience again and takes me away from the drama and challenges I face daily.
In that moment, as I lay peacefully on my couch with my front door cracked ajar, I briefly catch a sight of the most beautiful blue and pink sky I had ever seen. It instantly made me get up and take a pic because in that moment I quickly relived an experience in my childhood on 69th and Damen that made me feel good inside.
Thank God they are always good memories that take me back to a time when I may have doubted how good I really had it despite a little struggle, hurt, pain, low self esteem and troubled times. At least I didn’t have to figure this thing called life out on my own because I had my parent there steering me in the direction she wanted me to go, not the direction I wanted or chose to go. Those were the simpler times, that in this moment I DESPERATELY NEED, but unfortunately I can’t have those times back and knowing that hurts the heart. However, thanks to these phenomenons via our 5 senses, we can for a moment relive a feel good memory that we’ve already experienced and a moment that we can’t possess because once it’s done, it’s done and change continues. So I guess thats why they say enjoy the moment because it will become just a moment in time you have within your mind and heart...
Can you relate to having one of these experiences, if so please share and how do you process that experience?