What we let into our heart …………………………….. will gradually shape our belief, expectation and action.
In hindsight, I wish I have always made the right choices. But, the sad truth is, I do have my share of painful mistakes. Perhaps, even more than many people.
I dream of feeling peaceful, happy and vibrant all the time. Unfortunately, life hands out stuff we did not choose or did not want. You see, very often, we don’t get a choice. And wish if we could return. Because even small issues, incidents and events have the potential to trip us and send us reeling.
Peace and joy are never found in our circumstances. At times, we think we see them there. But, the truth is, circumstances are like mirrors. It is possible to look at the surface of things around us and see peace, hope, joy reflected. And, we are confused – the reflection with the real thing.
When I was a young boy, I usually spend my nights beside a huge lake with a group of friends. And when we see the moon in the lake, we disturbed the water until the reflection of the moon has been lost. The stress, pain and loss we face are real. And, they can obscure our peace and joy. But, like the reflection of the moon, as long as peace and joy do not live in our circumstances, we may lost the shine but not lost the substance.
We have the capacity to rise above our circumstances or rise to the occasion. But, at times before we can rise, we may feel down ………………. until our inner urge forces us to rise and stay above our circumstances for a while, Then, most probably we get down, but rise above again. The good news is, each time we are down, we are going to stay in that state of mind shorter. Until we become competent in managing those that make us trip or send ud reeling ………………….