I’ve Been Doing Some Thinking…

I decided to write about my thoughts and feelings depending on how random or relevant they are.

Tonight I am laying in my bed wondering why is it so hard to feel connected to others? We have friends and our families but when we are alone, the loneliness feels much deeper and lasting than it should. Here are some of my thoughts…

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1. Many of us form superficial relationships. These relationships could be based on status, appearance or even just convenience, but no matter the reason they are formed the fact is they hold no true value in our lives. I can think of some relationships I have had that were just like this but I’m not going that deep.

2. Technology has tricked us into believing that Social Media brings us closer. Now I have nothing against social media, I just don’t think it should substitute real life interactions. I think social media helps us to be aware of others, events and things that people are talking about. But you tell me… Does social media really enhance our help us to build healthy and fulfilling relationships?

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3.  We don’t try hard enough in our relationships. Now a lot of us have a great deal going on in our lives. It could be work, school or just personal things; the fact is, we are constantly ‘busy’. So busy that we forget to keep in touch, to reconnect. Now this ‘we’ includes you at home wishing you could call someone up so that you can hit the town. You allowed your relationship to go without proper nourishment. It’s weak and no longer gives you the pull you need or desire. My main thought is;

You can’t expect something to work for you if you don’t work at it.

4. We secretly like the misery that comes with loneliness. Believe it or not, there are persons out there who do nothing about their disconnection with others simply because they need that reason to be sad and borderline depressed. They have found a comfort in the darkness that is slowly eating away at them. Seems weird? Yea, I know.

5. Our sense of meaning and purpose may be lost. This is a point I definitely need to speak about more and not just in a single paragraph, but here are my two cents. We were created with a purpose and for a reason. Many of us who are not connected to the Creator or who have no clue why they are on this Earth, find themselves in a place of sadness and cloudiness. There is a chilling darkness that seems to want to dim their inner light. It is up to us to get to a place of spiritual awareness and sense of meaning and purpose. How? Through the Creator.

So as I lay here feeling so bored and lonely, I know that I had a hand to play in this horrible feeling I have.
Do I need to try to change this feeling? Damn straight. Will I? That’s the important question.

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Good night! Follow me on Twitter @DaleyChronicles for more inspiration, insight and random thoughts.

Late Night Thoughts…It’s not what you think

It’s been a while since I have posted because I have been too ‘busy’ for a lot of things these days. I put my quotations there because I truly believe that we make time for the things that really matter to us. Even if it’s just a few minutes or an hour out of the precious time we have been blessed with.

But on to why I’m here…

I have been working on a blog that I hoped to have published in less than a week but that may not happen. It’s requiring a lot more research than anticipated as well as I have to figure out a way to disclose without offending anyone mentioned. That’s always a hard task!

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So I took to reading Allegiant by Veronica Roth again because I got too ‘busy’ and sort of forgot about my book reading goal. Now let me tell you, I loved Divergent and Insurgent! They were absolutely well written and had me on an emotional roller coaster that didn’t leave me damaged, just wanting more. I have been getting a similar feeling from Allegiant, though I’m more concerned about where it’s going since it’s the last book. I’m going to avoid any spoilers just in case someone who reads this haven’t read it as yet. I am going to discuss though the sentiments I have been getting so far.

First let me tell you, my sister introduced me to this series. She sent me the PDF version for Divergent and Insurgent and though I am not a lover of e-books I read it and really enjoyed it. When she sent me Allegiant she gave a pretty clear disclaimer.  She said, and I quote, ‘I am upset! I don’t like the ending.’ That put me off for a while and I even lost the PDF version she sent me. After watching Insurgent, I decided to buy the hard copy and enhance my reading experience.  This way if I don’t necessarily enjoy it, I won’t have the added frustration of my eyes and head hurting because of the light from my tablet or computer. It’s been working out great so far but I am telling you, I am seriously concerned about where this is going and what this means for Tris, Four and all the other characters.

I love the fact that more has been revealed about her mother and other characters such as her father, but there are some things I don’t really understand. I won’t get to antsy because I am only at page 262 *covers face*.  I really think I did the right thing when I decided to read tonight, because my head space has been so clouded and it is great to be able to step out of it for a while. Though the life and stories in the book are complicated, I welcome the drama and complication it gives me rather than the ones I am dealing with in reality.

So really, this post was not a lot of anything but I feel safe sharing in this space. I’m going to publish this and go back to reading more of Allegiant before I go to bed.

P.S. Someone on Twitter also told me the book and Tris would annoy me, but I am trying not to let that alter my feelings towards the content of this book. I will read it to the end and form my own opinion, even if this is similar to the opinions of others. 

Good Night!! You’ll be hearing from me soon.

@DaleyChronicles