Instead of fully living the moment, we turn it into memory as we go

She:
For what’s the use of holding on to our memories if we can’t make new ones?

Me:
Why should we make new memories?…

She:
Why?… This is how we go on in life: by living it; creating new memories as we go.

Me:
You see…there is the heart of the matter: creating new memories as we go,
do we really live life?…- or we are constantly experiencing a mere projection
of what we think it´s life and living…?

WHY DO WE HAVE THE URGE OF CREATING NEW MEMORIES?

Let´s ponder:

For most of us, NOW doesn´t really exist…- as this very moment is mostly the outcome of other memories – successes, failures, deceit and traumas, unfulfilled hopes, etc; and that being so, we invariably add the memories of this un-lived moment on top of those earlier memories, becoming more and more petrified, insensitive and invulnerable to whatever is new and imponderable – Life…

Indeed, we end up fighting against Life, this present moment becoming an irreversible threat. Hence we constantly empower and reinforce our very conditioning – which perpetuates itself through – what other, than?… – memory.

If we objectively and dispassionately understand this insidious mechanism, we start considering the very nature of our Conditioning.

Seriously following this pursuit with an unbiased mind, you will find that memory derives directly from Fear – which is, searching for inner and outer security, protection of the false identity; after all, memory is the main element which isolates us from “the other”…

Again, memory prevents us from plenary living this moment, from being open to Life, now….

Once we earnestly explore the nature of Memory as the core of our conditioning, we have the chance of being free and alive…

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About julienmatei
I feel an inner urge to express what I see, to communicate and share with others all these impressions. Often the things I see are there, not yet manifest, but waiting... to be observed, talked about, and embraced. These new insights need another approach, a more vivid curiosity... Due to fear and prejudice we prefer to see only "the official" truth - but THE OFFICIAL TRUTH IS DEAD - being dead, it has nothing to give... We can continue pretending Death is fascinating or... we can take the trouble to LIVE... THE NEW has no definition yet... Again, IT requires another "perception", the courage to apprehend everything differently, from a totally new angle, with new confidence and inquisitive touch. This blog is not about interesting concepts, it is about participation... finding new solutions, inspiration, togetherness.

3 Responses to Instead of fully living the moment, we turn it into memory as we go

  1. Casey says:

    Gosh, this had been so hard for me. I’ve always lived in the past, and I held onto the past with an iron grip. =)

    But I wrote this not too long ago.

    http://thesprightlywriter.wordpress.com/2013/10/19/the-gift-of-forgetting-our-history/

    I am definitely aware of the dangers of holding onto memories. I have hurt myself and others aplenty from keeping records. I wish I could only forget, the bad stuff, and in some cases, the good stuff too. I clung far too much to some sublime memories that really ended up hurting me.

    • julienmatei says:

      We live in memory, when we don´t live now.

      Unfortunately, if you try to forget you enhance the resistance to What Is. You just have to
      consciously stay and “deal” with the problem with a passive but active awareness.

      When harmony reaches you, you will see that “memory” becomes transformed, simply because the natural Now includes all now-s ever existing.

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