I really didn’t know where to begin this entry today. Life has been so full of activity and starting points with new projects that it’s been difficult to keep a clear head. My internal dialogue has been discussing with itself (yeah, it’s like there’s a two party system in my head that is in constant peace talks/negotiations) the matter of maintaining balance in my day to day life…and let’s just say I made it a point to work on the whole balance thing as it has never been my forte… I’m not sure how much progress I’ve made so far, but I’ll keep working on it.
Keeping this whole effort in mind, I have found that a great way for me to keep perspective on everything (and, in turn, help ensure I continue on my quest to be balanced) is to do the following:
Take a walk outside and simply…. look up.
When things start to get too crazy or when I get SO wrapped up in everything that I think is SO important…..I take a minute, go outside…and I look up. I try to remember where we are in the grand scheme of things…I am one person on a huge planet and this big planet is just one of many in a huge solar system and this solar system lies in a vast galaxy and this galaxy is just one of many among the multitude of others in the universe….and the universe, well…we may never know it’s true magnitude…
So now, tell me….how important is it that your Starbucks order got messed up this morning, or that someone showed up 5 minutes late to a meeting, or someone didn’t communicate the way you wanted them to, or (fill in other frustration here)…
When you truly stop to take in the whole night sky (well, and even the day time sky….Bob Ross would tell you to look up at the happy little clouds) looking at the millions of twinkling little stars shining down upon you from millions of light years away…does it all really matter that much? This is not to say that our lives do not have meaning and what we do or how we live our lives is not important, but rather, that we need not stress about the things we perceive to be so important or stressful when we take it all in from a different light. And, speaking of Bob Ross…heck! Watching one of his shows will probably throw you into a state of tranquility to make all your woes melt away.
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