So I’m thinking today about how we need an uplift in our country, and in ourselves. As I’m praying about it this song comes to mind. As I listen to it I couldn’t help but think about the phrase Michelle Obama uses, “when they go low, we go high.” Now I’m not advocating any party I am a non-partison voter. So if you can look beyond your party and embrace the phase as the unique person you are. Simple let the phase lead your conscious and the song re-align you heart mind and soul that in these struggling times we’re going through you can find a sense of peace within yourself.
“Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.”-Khalil Gibran
Within each painful crack lies a sneak preview of the understanding yet to come. When we finally crack open, each piece of understanding we’ve gained reveals its whole meaning. This isn’t to make light of the many difficult things we are going through or have in the past. It gives a chance along the way to find hope and meaning. For who wants to crack their shell open only to find it empty, as if everything we went through was for nothing.
There is always an understanding waiting to be reveled even if it seems minuet. “The little things? The little moments? They aren’t little.” John Zabat said. Everything matters. However, if we let our hurt, bitterness, and an unforgiving heart stand in the way. Then the painful cracking will continue hurting us, and we’ll never come to understand why.
Have you ever gotten something stuck in your head that keeps playing like a broken record? I don’t usually notice it until I’m trying to go to sleep or meditate. You know like when your trying to quiet yourself down. Well the Humpty Dumpty nursery rhyme has been spinning around in my head today. So of course being the analytical person I am, gives me cause to ask…why? What’s it trying to tell me that I’m not listening too?
I remember as a kid listening to this nursery rhyme with a determination that there had to be a way we could put Humpty back together again. Seeing poor Humpty lying on the ground shattered, broken I couldn’t even find a way to hold him together without him oozing all over me. That’s what happens when we try to fix what’s not ours to fix. It gets all over us because we make it our problem.
I can’t help it, I care about people. I want to mend, tend and help put them back together. I know it’s ok to be a caring person, but knowing my limits is just as important. Some things are better left to prayer, fate and a higher power, then what I’m equipped to handle.
I think Humpty’s trying to tell me to let go.. and…let God.
“To be or not to,” that is the question I ask myself when I think about how I am looking at the people or situations in my life.
I work at being optimistic, rather than pessimistic. To some that might look like I’m in denial, but I don’t see it that way. I feel like it gives me a wider scope to look through. Seeing the bigger picture allows me to make an informed, and thoughtful decisions. Being pessimistic limits our outlook on life, and confines us to stay within its walls. They are at opposite ends like light, and darkness. The one we put our energy into will determine the kind of life we create for ourselves.
An optimist is one who can taste the sour bitterness of a lemon, and see its possibilities. All it takes is a bit of sweetness and kindness to turn lemons into lemonade.
Optimism gives me the ability to see hope where others see none. It allows me to believe in those whom others have given up on.
I love having the understanding that the choice is mine.
I can choose this or that,
“to be or not to be.”
It’s not up to anyone one else but me.
Be it optimism or pessimism the one thing I know;
the outcome determines which way my life flows.