It’s Been A Long Time

Dearest internet,

It’s been a long time. Lots of things have happened and now I have depression.

Here’s to the future –

F.C.

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Life

Hello everyone!

 

I’ve been learning a lot of things these past few weeks.

I’ve been learning how beautiful life can be actually 🙂 and I’m learning how to love myself for all that I am.

And when I talk about love, I mean loving what God has created. 

Our own lovely selves 🙂

One thing I thought I would pass on, is this website:

http://tinybuddha.com/

It has been incredibly helpful for me and I hope it will be for you as well!

Now I have to check and get started on my school work 😉

 

Flickering Candles ❤

The 12 Signs of Love

1) Praise
2) Gratitude
3) Forgiveness
4) Acceptance
5) Overlook each others faults
6) See the good in all people
7) Listen
8) Service
9) The ability to receive love
10) Self-less love (unconditional love)
11) Happiness
12) Never cause unhappiness

Life As We Know It

Hey everyone,

So I made a poem of sorts.

I hope you enjoy it.

Although, I feel as if it would be more impressive if it was presented at a poetry slam.

Anyway, enjoy 🙂

: It’s because when you get wrapped up in yourself that you start to complain
about unseen monsters and you lose the ability to see what is right in front of you.

When we serve others, that’s when we remember to forget ourselves.

I hadn’t realized how much technology had an influence on my life until I stopped paying
so much attention to what the tv was saying,

when I stopped paying attention to the million
different possibilities of wasting my time on things that don’t matter.

When I stopped listening to that voice inside that never seemed to stay quiet.

Because insomnia is caused by our racing thoughts of worries and fears, of things that we wished
that we had done and things that we had wished we hadn’t,

because of the steeped tea in my blood.

When I stopped blaming others for my anger,

I fixed my problems.

Because when I started paying attention to what I really wanted and stopped paying attention to what
my peers and the media said I wanted, when I stopped paying attention to what my family said I wanted, that’s when I became free.

And it’s now that I wonder, how I could have been asleep for so long, it’s now that I realize that I thought I was awake.

Because now that I’m thinking for myself, I realize it’s not really about myself.

Because I wonder why, if we always have access to this gift that we have been freely given, this gift laced with kindness and honesty, of compassion and forgiveness, of love and hope, and every good thing you can think of, this gift that I believe will cure us of our ills that we have created, that I wonder why we still choose to sleep.

Why we ignore that good voice inside of us, why we’ve been taught to crack easily under the slightest bit of pressure, why we are so scared of change
that we don’t even question things that have been apparently ok for centuries just because they haven’t physically killed us yet – I wonder why we have encouraged each other
to become less than what we are and meant to be, I wonder why we choose to sink down when we could swim.

And you may not like me for saying this, you may not like me, but I think it’s because we’ve stopped looking for ways
to prevent diseases and instead try to fix the results. :

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Please let me know what you think.

Love,

Flickering Candles

Nomination? Say What?!

So this is what I have to do:

1. Display the Award Certificate on your blog
2. Announce your win with a post and thank the blogger who nominated you.
3. Present 15 deserving bloggers with the award.
4. Link your nominees in the post and let them know of their nomination with a comment.
5. Post 7 interesting things about yourself.

I am unsure what Award Certificate I am showing (is this list it? say what?)

THANK YOU 😀 to this lovely person for nominating this blog:

http://worldwideabhaya.wordpress.com/

15 deserving bloggers?! That sounds like a lot of work. I’ll see what I can do!

Here are a few bloggers!

http://projectlighttolife.wordpress.com/
http://justinereyesss.wordpress.com/
http://simpleighorganized.com/
http://eddybcruz.wordpress.com/
http://inspirationenergy.wordpress.com/about/
http://bestyouproject.wordpress.com/
http://weatheringthestormbp.com/
http://letusbetravelers.wordpress.com/
http://marissariback.com/
http://girlonthecontrary.com/

I am aware I didn’t do the full 15 but I feel as if 10 is enough 🙂

 

Seven Interesting Things About Myself:

1. Decisions are sometimes tricky for me

2. I’ve found the path to happiness

3. I’m in a constant state of learning

4. I’m scared and excited at the same time with going back to school. It will only be for a few months though (5) but I have bigger fish to fry with the help of Him, of course.

5. The Bahai community is beyond words, and I truly believe in this process.

6. I want to get into medical school

7. I want to be better

 

Well, I think that’s it!

Peace,

Flickering Candles.

Hey

All I have to say is.. life is in a constant transformation.

I don’t want to have to be so shy anymore or scared.

I want to live. I want to be myself – or more than what I am.

I don’t know what to tell you.

I don’t know how to do this.

There are a few more things I have to learn.

 

Peace be upon you.

 

Flickering Candles