“There is perhaps no more empowering belief than understanding that you’re always in control of how you feel … Similarly … understand that just because you’re not always skipping through tulips with joy doesn’t mean that something’s wrong with you.” … Tut
As you have no doubt gathered from my writing I’m a pretty positive person. Between Perky Polly, Sunshine Sue, Excited Ellen and Joyful June the internal atmosphere is pretty much a non-stop festival of good feelings … excitement over the “goodies” that Life so generously shares … and unceasing gratitude for the awesome synchronicities of life. We’ve come to understand that whilst outside circumstances may not be exactly the way we would wish them to be … we always have the choice of how we approach said situations.
Whether one is fighting cancer …recovering from a major trauma or illness … struggling with the down sides of a down economy … living with love lost … or existing in a place where nature and/or government make freedom and prosperity seem like impossible concepts … no one can take away from us, our God-given right to choose how we will feel and think. No matter what things outside of us look like … inside of ourselves … there is a world … ideally populated by laughing, dancing and happiness … wherein we are free to be the truly beautiful souls whom we are.
During my long … and way too intimate … visit with the medical community I found that often the staff didn’t know what to make of me and my non-stop smiles. Right from the start I refused to settle down and act like all of the other shell-shocked, discouraged people who had taken to heart the disturbing “facts” that the doctors were sharing. In order to maintain that positive internal landscape … I passed all of aforementioned comments through my “Life” filter … that way they lost a lot of their scary hue … and came out the other side feeling … at best optimistic … and at their worst … simply neutral.
You see I believe that Life has really mastered “the-long-view” … whereas I am more prone to see “the-short-view” of life. The short view keeps me from leaping out into oncoming traffic … reminds me to “play nice” with the other humans on the planet … and teaches me how to surf the net … all good things! But you know what? When it comes to the big things in life … the really scary moments … or the plain old I-wish-I-didn’t-have-to-face-this-stuff, stuff … I want to know that my best friend sees a future that holds promise and hope for better days. So … I shall continue to be perky … faithful … and generally in awe and filled with Trust of this pretty-darn-amazing Creator … no matter what the external circumstances …and together … Life and I shall continue to co-create something wonderful … “Life … are those tulips up there … feel like skipping?”
Godspeed and Joyful Journeying Everyone