There are times I sit back flabbergasted by how much life can overwhelm me. It’s so cyclical. By now you’d think I’d grow accustomed to the ebbs and flows, the ups and downs and recognize the patterns. You’d think that by now I’d know not to worry. That I always manage to find a way to make things work. That the world is not against me and to trust the cosmos.
Unfortunately I’m human. I worry. I stress. I lose sleep. I hurt. I panic.
And yet we keep going.
Personally I survive by looking for ways to laugh at the absurdity that can become my life at times. I may have to scour sometimes, but when it all seems to be falling apart, I scrounge for a little sunshine to focus on and get me to the next horizon.
I’ve been told I can tend to look at the world through rose coloured glasses. But honestly, I feel fortunate to be able to find so much positive and beauty in what can otherwise be a negative and ugly world at times. If we aren’t searching for and recognizing the joy around us, all we’re left with is the hurt and misery. I believe that what our world is and what it’s overall make up is, is completely up to us. If we choose to focus on the negatives and allow our stresses to consume us, then that’s what we’ll see and be forced to live with.
That’s not to say we shouldn’t have a sense of reality and be prepared for life. Obviously we can’t just go through life without a care or without planning ahead and denoting a sense of structure. But I am convinced that happy people are those who are able to see past the bull shit and see the beauty. Those he can see the possibilities no matter how unrealistic they may appear. I’m convinced and have always preached that it’s the unrealistic who create a new reality. So, if you’re finding yourself focused on the negative and stressed over what appears to be a very dark and desperate landscape, perhaps you’re actually looking through a pair of rose coloured glasses that have cracked or are simply caked over with too much of life’s grime and merely need a good cleaning.