Sometimes, life seems pretty awful. We dread the tragedies, the upsets, and the disappointments. We try to cling to the successes, the celebrations, and the joy. But life keeps bringing us both. There is no need to fear the “bad” and then dwell on it when it (ultimately) happens.
What you can do is change your thinking.
You can see life differently, and thus, experience it differently. Everything can be good.
It starts with falling in love with reality, warts and all. Accept what is. Don’t judge it.
The other way to change your thinking it to ask the right questions.
One of the most important ones to ask yourself – in the face of adversities and hardship – is:
“What is good about this?”
This question really is not that hard to ask. It seems difficult (if not impossible) because we’re programmed to react a certain way to certain events.
There is no changing reality. Your loved one died. You lost your job. You lost your home. You receive a cancer diagnosis. This is reality and no amount of crying or complaining will change it.
Should you suffer for an extended period of time? Forever? If you suffer, does that do justice to your loved one who passed away? Does it prove you loved them enough?
No. You’re just suffering. And you might be causing those around you who love you to suffer, too.
This is a radical concept in our society. We seem to enjoy drama. But drama is draining.
When you seek the positive, your entire body changes for the better. So does your mind. And when you are light in body and mind, then you can act with clarity and energy. After all, that is what we are, energy. We live and we die, but the energy remains.
Keep asking the question. There is an answer.