I’ve fought a lot with the human condition and the realisation that we are seldom happy or content with what we have. Even more than ever we live in a world of rapid change, constant information hitting us and constant demands on our time, our limited time. We strive to be happy and avoid what angers or hurts us. The good stuff seems to last a fleeting moment and the bad lingers. There is another approach to life. It starts with realising that we are not our thoughts and fears. It’s our reactions to the stuff that happens to us not the stuff itself that causes us stress and distress.
All of us have, whether we recognise it or not, an image of ourselves and what works for us and how we want others to see us and behave towards us. It hurts when people don’t conform to our expectation and we can reject them or get angry or upset when the image we want or strive for is not what they appear to see. This is connected. Our emotions rule us but there is another way. It’s not about adopting a faith or religion, although many find peace that way. What I feel matters or helps is stepping back and feeling all your experiences and learning to accept them. Physical pain, hot or cold, mental stress are all experienced by your senses…. Your mind has learnt to log them as good or bad, something to nurture and strive for or something to avoid. I’m not saying welcome pain. Just try to accept what you receive as experiences, good and bad, all equal.
Whether you know why you are on earth or not, experience it accept things change and are fleeting. Enjoy the good stuff. I’m just suggesting the bad can be lived with better if you accept it and explore it rather than react the way you always have. Changing yourself is easier than changing what the world does to you.
We have developed our water and the message it contains to help you think about life and how you live it. Enjoy and I hope you find what you want on your journey, just enjoy the ride and remember it’s what you make of it in your own mind that counts.