Especially these days of uncertainty and instability. Pandemic (epidemic?). Inflation. Political turmoil. Social justice challenges. Climate change. Violence.
Oh…sorry. I meant to say it’s complicated. Not it sucks.
These are days of growth and change. Of infinite possibility. Of new opportunities. Of miraculous medical breakthroughs. Of change. Of awareness. Of taking action. Of getting results.
Same world, actually.
But it depends on how you look at it.
Do you approach life from a sense of abundance or scarcity? From gratitude or grudging?
Most likely…realistically…it is a bit of both. We don’t live in a bubble. Emotions are real, feelings are complex, and the human experience covers a tremendous spectrum. Or a rainbow, depending on how you look at it.
Imagine this is your view:
You just paid a ton of money for brand new, double-paned, fancy shmancy windows. And you wake up the next day to this:
What do you see?
Do you see an amazing view of the ocean, blue skies and a glorious day? Or do you see a huge crack that completely ruins everything?
Our minds are naturally programmed to notice what is “off” in the world. It is a survival mechanism at the root, but it can also destroy us, mentally, physically, and emotionally.
What would it take to shift our focus to the beauty and the magic instead of the ugliness and the failures?
Life can be very frustrating sometimes. And, yes, even more than sometimes.
The question is, what perspective are you bringing to the game? Are you open to seeing the view or do you just get stuck in the cracks?
I am a “huge crack” person and my ability to see the glass half empty is as natural as breathing and eating chocolate.
It seems I am only being positive on my yoga mat these days 🙂
Thanks for posting this, this is exactly what I needed to read at this specific moment.
First of all, I am so happy that you have the mat to come back to.
Second, I send you my love because we all get caught in the cracks. Yes…even me.