"Pain is inevitable, suffering is a choice"
We all carry a box of worries around us in our mind as we pass through life, mainly being based on depression and anxiety coming from the things that have happened and things that are yet to take place due to the consequences of our choice. “If Only” “What if” “Why didn’t” “I wish my mustache was thick as his”, stop right there, stop making life miserable.
Freeze the moment, the present, unaffected and step outside of yourself for a moment and observe yourself from a third person perspective, and ask yourself; “Is this suffering serving me with all the reasons to justify the way everything is, or is it unnecessary?” Don’t try to answer that question in your mind by thinking but just be there with it as you observe your suffering.
Once you learn to watch yourself suffer from a distance, you can choose thoughts and new habits to eliminate self inflicted anxieties. This might be something as simple as choosing to stop thinking about how miserable your life supposedly is or realizing the significance of the “now”.
Like I’ve always said, We don’t control life, but we control how we react to it, and that reaction of ours does wonders and shapes the way life is because what we see in front of us is a reflection of us. When you stand in front of the mirror and you don’t like what you see, don’t blame the mirror. When you see the world and don’t like what you see, don’t blame the world.
When rain pours down heavy, remember you can either wait for the storm to pass, or learn to dance in the rain. You’re on the steering wheel, you are your chauffeur, stop pretending not to be.
Speaking of rain, I remember’d Bob, “Some people feel the rain, others just get wet.”
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“I am a forest, and a night of dark trees: but he who is not afraid of my darkness, will find banks full of roses under my cypresses.”— Friedrich Nietzsche