With the various changes that are happening in the world at the moment, it is natural to feel worried about where life is heading.
From a bigger picture standpoint, the world is going through a balance in order to reach a state of unity. During this process, there are certain issues that need to be brought to the surface so they can be exposed and surgically remedied. Sometimes we have to take a step backwards in order to take two steps forward.
A good exercise is to grab a pen and paper and make a list of the things in your life that are positive in one column. In a second column make a list of things that are negative. First, cross out those things in the negative column that do no affect your daily life directly. The news is wonderful but can sometimes bring unnecessary stress. Look at the remaining negative things and try to imagine what good can come from them.
For example, if you listed a virus that is plaguing the world, consider the following:
– How the environment has been improving since people have been quarantined.
– How people are looking at each other in the eyes again (the window to the soul) since they have been wearing masks.
– How people have been forced to stop the automated routine of life and have taken a moment to look inward during their time off.
– How people have begun to learn what is important or essential to them.
– How families have grown closer to their children while they have been in remote learning.
– How everyone in the world has a common shared experience.
If you think about life as a whole, most people would say that there have been far more positive minutes in their life than negative minutes. Since you probably do not like negative things in your life, you may be focusing on them instead of realizing that they are just a small fragment of daily life.