Sometimes, creative expression can assist with difficult emotions. Some people paint and some people compose music, while some people write. Most certainly, there are a wide array of creative acts employed to deal with a variety of emotions. For me, storytelling can be a form of release. In this case, I used storytelling as a means to move through the challenging emotions of grief.
The idea of being a good person is often based on morals and ethics, which are often subjective. Practicing compassion is a positive and achievable goal. Learning how to develop compassion is an essential life skill which contributes not just to others’ happiness, but also to our own happiness.
In this day and age, we are inundated with information. We have information in the palm of our hand. We can look up anything our hearts desire. This may be why we see so many people walking the streets with their eyes glued to a phone or another smart gadget. When our focus remains consistently in one place, we end up missing the magic around us.
Siegfried Sassoon’s poem, ‘In Me, Past, Present, Future Meet’ is noteworthy for a number of reasons, not just for the poem and the possible interpretations of it, but also for the poet behind the poem. Sassoon was a complex human being (like many of us) and this may be why this poem strikes a chord, as it helps us to understand the complexity of decision-making.