Day 34/100 #100daysofseedsoflight
It’s not that rotten things don’t happen, because they do. Little rotten things and big rotten things, and tragic things happen - and we can’t control a lot of those rotten and tragic things, but we can control the way we respond to them. ✨
First, of course, feel the feelings. Be present. Feel the frustration or the sadness or the anger - feel all of it. ✨
And then look for the light. ✨
Sure, we can ask “why me,” but there are no answers to be found there, and dwelling in this question is a fast track to suffering. ✨
Instead, ask - what can I learn from this rotten thing? From this tragedy? Ask where is there a tiny bit of light in this difficult moment? Ask where are the helpers? Ask what is comforting right now? What is healing? What is helpful? ✨
The answers to these questions are pinpoints of light. Focus there and watch them grow.