Often it is not the incident bringing suffering but our perception of the event.
A tree can fall on two different homes. The first neighbor runs out in terror. Her face twitches with distress. She feels sick. How will she ever recover! The other neighbor comes out of her home. She runs to comfort her neighbor. She exhibits strength as she focuses on the well-being of the other. She has little blocking her. Many years of diligence brought her to this point. Though the tree fell on both houses, each responds in a different way. Their reactions depend on the level of negative emotional debris accumulated from within at this point. The second neighbor is confident, even though the situation may seems grim at the moment, it passes as everything is sorted out. She has learned to let go and begin to make the situation better as quickly as possible. In this case, it is by helping her neighbor.
Negative debris, (worry, fear, frustration, regurgitation of past hurts), blocks happiness. (read more from “Getting to Happy, How to read emotional messages.” Author, Barbara Aliaga
“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.”― Abraham Lincoln
During these days of separation, don’t give up! Together we can begin to work on making any situation better with a positive, can-do spirit. Together, we can do this! All you need is love!