On this blog I am sharing my thoughts. These thoughts were inspired by lessons I have learned and ones I am currently learning.
I know that if I know where I've been, I will know where I am going.
I must identify roles and history of patterns in my life so that I am able to understand why and how I've gotten to the place I am today. To do this, I have to use the basics I learned from kindergarten: asking the "who, what, where, when, how, and sometimes why" questions.
I'm never afraid of making mistakes. But lately I am thinking, "is everything worth it?"
Through it all, I have always wanted to help people. When I was young, I'd imagine people and tragic situations and would want to use all my power to help console them and make everything better. But it was hard to exactly pinpoint what an elementary-aged kid could do.
Eventually, through experiencing traumatic events in my life and positive ones too, I've found much of my joy comes from teaching, being around young kids, and getting back into things I used to enjoy. For instance, I enjoy writing. I understand I can help others now through writing and whatever I write will be okay. I can be totally joyful in doing so. But I want and need to understand why things are the way they are.
So, I have to ask questions like "How did things come to be?" "Has anything been done about things that happen to be bad?" "Isn't it good to do good, and good to be good?" "Does good cause bad?" "Who takes responsibility for things that happen, good or bad?" "Is there a proper way to be?"...
I decided I am going to write and find my joy through researching history to answer these questions.
We study history. We know history repeats itself. What is our history telling us? Is there a sense of urgency or are we so wrapped up in our own histories (stories) that we cannot understand what history is doing to the story of the world? The moment is now to put the answers of history all together.
To do so, we must evaluate where we are in all aspects of our lives.
Let's examine our hearts.
What is it that you want?
Name it and claim it; identifying things is really important.
From now, look at your life as an investigation. This is our science project! With your help, we will set the stage, perform experiments, and examine the results. We will solve mysteries of the heart.
The message of "The Philosophy of Alaina's Thoughts" is:
LET'S ALL HAVE HEALTHY HEARTS.
Know your history. Start doing something today in order that you notice and know the "who, what, where, when, how" and reason "why" you are now in the world.