Thursday, 7 June 2012

For anyone who is feeling down today


I want to encourage you today, if you are feeling down, or in a dark place in your mind.  I know that many of us suffer from depression, sad events, difficult circumstances etc and sometimes we can find it difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel, without thinking it's another train on it's way to knock us down.

Meditate on this quote and see if it can help to lift you up:

'I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being.' ~ Hafiz

You see, when we are in the dark place we are missing our own uniqueness, and how who we are lights up the world of other's around us.  We may not feel  we are needed, or wanted or loved, but if we ignore the feelings (which seem to change with each moment or change in circumstance) and just learn to trust that whatever it is, 'it will pass' and life will improve.

Our feelings are reactions to what is said to us, what is done to us, and what our circumstances dish out to us.....they are transient...........always changing and so they are NOT as important as we think they are.  There is nothing solid about feelings, but we all have them, and rightly so.  I think what I'm trying to say is that if we lived just by our feelings, the whole world would be much worse than it already is in some ways.  Imagine that you accidently lightly bumped into someone on the pavement and they reacted because of how they felt and thumped you......that is not rational.  The feelings took over and caused them to react.  So, although it is right to have feelings, we should not be living by them.

Just because a room is dark, does not mean it is not there......light a candle and suddenly things come into view.

Other people see the light in us, even though we can't.  Let your light shine and bring brightness to a sometimes very dark world.

Here is a song to help you through the day.

Love and hugs

Annie xxx