Today isn't Bad or Good. It just "is".
Updated: Jun 21, 2022
Learning to see the world beyond our thoughts and feelings.
We don't see the world as it really is.
We make our own reality from what's happening in our minds and in our lives.
Take for example that a bad thing happened to us today.
Because this thing happened to us and we feel lousy about it, we colour the rest of our day from the palette of our thoughts and emotions.
There are dark clouds in our mind. They block us away from seeing the reality of a beautiful blue sky with rolling clouds overhead.
Our worries and concerns make us miss the gentle swaying trees that we pass by.
Smiling and laughing people around us become annoying and noisy ones.
We want to retreat from the world so we can be alone.
It becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy as we've given up on our day. But can't you see?
This bad day was of our own making.
What if we can make this little change?
What if instead of being caught up in our inner world - we give ourselves a span of time to step out of our minds for a bit.
To sit down and observe the sky and the trees. If it's a stormy day, to simply observe the storm from a window.
We'll see that the world is just doing what it normally does - neutrally carrying on doing whatever it wants to do.
What we will come to realise is that all we are really are little human beings living on a giant planet for a short period of time. And that's all that is really happening at this point in our time.
And perhaps that our time is better spent on appreciating our existence in this world, rather than stewing around in our own little heads.
That really, the world is rather beautiful when you look at it.
Don't you agree that this is what real clarity and perspective really is? It's also something we can start doing as early as today.
P.s. I'm still learning too.