Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Hmmmm.....

You ever wonder about the line between fantasy and reality?

I guess I've had occasion to wonder about that recently and I'm still not sure about it all.

When does following your heart or your 'gut' become less important than the so called 'really important' things in life?

What is the actual really important thing in life?

Is it the house, the car, the job, the clothes, the 'image'......

.....or is it the feeling? The bit that gets your blood going? The stuff that keeps you dreaming and hoping and looking for what makes you tick?

I suppose there should be a balance in there somewhere, but it never quite seems to work like that does it? Not in my life anyway, not so far......

Mind you, there has so rarely been balance in my life that I probably wouldn't know it if it came up and bit me on the arse......which it couldn't miss (see post below :)

But if I were to choose the really important thing right now? Given that I don't have any major money, I have a job and will even be getting paid for it soon, I have just been through the most horrendous year of my life thus far, my kids and I aren't out of it yet either, my mother is going to die soon and I will be here till she does and then I don't know....

Given all that, plus the broken relationship, the child who has come through her own hell and still wobbles on the edge there, the other children who are doing their best to cope in all this crap, the little brother who doesn't know which way to turn....all that stuff

Given all of that, what do I think is important?

Actually, I'm pretty sure it is following your heart and hoping for the good stuff. Because you never know what crap life is going to throw into the 'balance' now do you. And a house is just a house, a job is just a job but living should be more than just existing in a bubble, however pretty it is.

Hmmmmmm......

What do you think?


9 comments:

Dave King said...

Do I understand you to be classifying "following your heart" as part of the unreality scene? Surely not. The most important things right any-time are the emotional. If you don't believe me, read my current post "Time will tell - and how!"

Sarah Lulu said...

I agree ...a house is just a house ..a job is just a job ...

“The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart”

Helen Keller quotes

Jac said...

I'm not sure, Chelle. I guess whatever makes you feel good inside and that doesn't hurt others...?

I'm starting to give up trying to second guess the universe... but balance does seem to be the key word lately.

Absolutely love that angel cartoon, by the way :)

hugs

xxx

Denise said...

Your post reminds me of a Bible passage, I think in Ecclesiastes. :)

Strawberry Girl said...

Yeah, girl, this has been a tough time, for you and me, I hear ya'!

This too will pass...

SG

Kathryn Magendie said...

I think I needed to read your blog post today, Michelle.....thank you

Lisa said...

you are piscean, so prone to emotion and fantasy- its part of who you are.
just go with the flow, accept that everything has reason, purpose, even if we dont understand it.

houses, jobs etc are just that but in this realm they are also needed and important- especially for you and your kids, especially now.

you are a smart woman shell- you will figure this out xxx

Natalie said...

Didn't work. :( thanks any way.xx♥

Butler and Bagman said...

I think it is both. Without an active fantasy life, I'd go crazy. Without an active real life I'd be committed.