life gives you ample opportunity to worry and be afraid.
One could very easily spend this entire lifetime in a constant state of panic.
Life gives unlimited possibilities for it. Unlimited….. and one needn’t even go looking for it, it will gladly come calling.
It will come right to the door, dressed in its finest attire, presented as a trusted friend, an expert even, telling all the many very good and very valid reasons why we should care and take heed. Why we should be aggravated, afraid, distrustful, bitter, worried and completely distressed about it all; always.
And it’s up to us what to do with that; how we let it affect us.
Now I’m not saying be the village idiot and live in complete oblivion to everything. Although if it was between only these two choices I’m sure you’d guess which one I would take. Lol
I’m saying that I personally choose not to live in such a state. I prefer not to let my life be a non-stop reel of anxiety, anger and depression. It’s absolutely possible and given all my own circumstances and history even very probable for me to sink there. It would actually be very simple. Wouldn’t take any effort at all really.
What does take effort is having all of the shit if life happen and not letting it affect me. That is a conscious, concerted effort. It is a process, that is sometimes simple and sometimes very, very hard. But it is an endeavor I take on, over and over, every single day so that I can live my life in peace; peace within me.
Because it seems worth it to me. But it amazes me how many people don’t even think about it. When it is a matter of just making a choice to be happy, to let things go…. emotionally at least. To not let it have a negative impact on my heart and mind.
Not to say I can’t still have an opinion, do something, feel a certain way about it. Just to say that moment by moment I choose to live with tranquility within and for myself.
And I truly wish this was how we all could be and feel, but no one can make that happen for anyone else; unfortunately. And there is the crux of the matter. 🤔🤷🏽♀️