“Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.” Voltaire
Great advice from Voltaire. Life is indeed thick with thorns. We have so much to conquer, so many of our own choices can, at the moment, seem good but in the long run be bad. We come up against obstacles in love, relationships, careers, self, there’s obstacles in every aspect of our lives. Of course, they vary in degrees and our perception of the obstacle is truly what makes it better or worse. Many times it is our own perception of something that makes it feel impossible to get through those tough times.
Pay close attention to how your perceive things… your perception is very instrumental in life. If we perceive things in a negative light, we make it harder on ourselves. The more power they hold over us and do us harm.
Over the last year, I have put much thought into being mindful and being in the present moment. If you don’t like the way something is… you have 2 choices. Accept it, or change it. By doing either of these, you will relieve yourself of much unwanted stress and heartache.
When life gets hard, do not wallow in those hard moments or inflict unnecessary mental pain on yourself, it will only cause you more pain.
Instead, quickly get through those moments. Accept them or change them… then do not look back.
Looking back can be mentally exhausting… but do use the past as a learning tool…just don’t linger there.