“Sunny” – What would a Health Blog be without some uplifting, inspirational anecdotes and mantras?
“Palaces of countless rulers, now but dust / Empires rise: people suffer / Empires fall: people suffer”
~C.K. Knoch, circa 1250
On that depressing note – happy Sunday!
Thanks for stopping by, until next month, bye-bye.
I wouldn’t leave you like that.
This is supposed to be an uplifting and inspirational day – what’s with the nihilism?
Have you ever heard a saying about how the tough days make you appreciate the good ones more? Or maybe something more akin to how the 5-day work week makes you appreciate the 2-day weekend more?
Well, at the heart of those messages is this notion that we are somewhere, somehow, WIRED to understand that nothing lasts forever and that it behooves us to appreciate what we have and always remember there is a second side to every coin…sometimes you are the bug, sometimes you are the windshield, etc, etc.
Still, you are probably wondering, HOW in the sam-hell is this uplifting me right now?
The moment you are able to truly believe AND ACCEPT these two facts:
- All emotions are short-lived, be it happiness or devastation
- At times your happiness means someone else will be sad, and vice-versa so it’s all relative
Two other things occur:
- You find that deeper gratitude and joy for the little things comes easier to you
- You find it easier to let go and forgive people whom you believe have wronged you
So, this Sunday and always, remain aware of your place in this Universe. Go out, be brave, build your palace, but do it humbly.
Try not to crush others on your pursuit of happiness. And, instead of looking out across your kingdom, look next to you.
Until Next Time,
picture c/o magdalenaniziol.com