My disappointment doesn't last long. Because... what I'm looking at right now... isn't it the picture... of my life? Mostly pretty and fragrant and luminous and joyful... but definitely not perfect. There are elements in the background that are not pleasant to the eye, but... they are there for a reason. The road to happiness implies that I either get rid of those elements (if they have no good reason of being there or have a negative impact on my life), or... that I simply embrace them with serenity.
Can you think of such elements in your life right now?
Do you know which ones fully belong in the picture, and which ones you should get rid of?
How do you feel about it?
What do you DO about it?
Do you also give yourself the right, once in a while, for the sake of your well-being, to zoom in and focus on the beautiful parts only?
This is what I did, for a short moment, this morning:
|Zoom into the beauty|
|Zoom in some more|
Zooming in allowed me to notice something I hadn't seen. There was not one butterfly, but two! I tried to take a picture of both at the same time, but they kept flying in different directions; clearly this couple has no codependency issues!
What does this butterfly in the lilac story evoke for you today?
|A change in the angle of the camera... |
just like a change of point of view...
... yields a completely different image.
Do you tend to notice the mulch bags
and compost bins in your life...
... or do you turn around and enjoy the beauty?
P.-S.: Even this post is imperfect. As much as I try, the font won't uniformize. I'm not wasting any more time on this detail. I embrace imperfection!