A Better Day
As the spring, the wind blows and reveals a rebirth every day. The sun rises every morning to illuminate this beautiful gift, my life. Without skipping one day, this spectacle granted daily by mother nature confirms this invisible force revealed to us by the universe. It’s proof that our preoccupations with an unknown future are just wasted time. Tomorrow will present itself and take shape without any effort or expectation.
If I eliminate my desires. If I stop worrying about a material scarcity. If I forgive and eliminate any rage inside me. If I try not to only, please people around me anymore. If I decide to live for myself and be happy. If I face my fears. If I appreciate every second in the present moment. If I let who I really am live. Nothing will stop the sun from rising and revealing another amazing day.
I’m not putting a damper on our preparations for the future. This should not be done at the expense of the quality of the present moment. Unfortunately, we live in fear of scarceness. We spend our days waiting for something to happen. And if we ask the question, WHAT? What am I missing? What would be our response, money, resources, or accolades from our peers? Why isn’t happiness in these answers? And if by forces outside my control, I am no longer present to use these resources, what outcome would result from the accumulation, the desire or the expectation?
I have confidence that life will meet my basic needs to live happily. Some people think that living like this is irresponsible. I don’t want to change any opinion. However, I uphold that my decisions and actions taken today are for the purpose of being happy now. What my day offers as a future outcome only tomorrow will reveal the answer. I confirm, the result is positive. Sometimes unpleasant, in these moments I make the necessary decision to reduce this discomfort as much as possible while remaining happy.
Everything seems simple. Yes, it is simple and clear when I eliminate unnecessary or negative perceptions, thoughts and emotions that prevent me from living at peace with myself. We each have our lives to live. How we go through it is our choice. It is essential to recognize and accept that no outside force can prevent us from being happy. We have complete control of our perceptions. No matter our situation or our living environment, the choice remains ours. Some will be difficult at times. Nevertheless, it remains our decision to perceive a happy life even with the obstacles that stand in our way. If not, what remains? A life stained with the negative events that surround us and that we experience? Wait for our lives to pass us without our complicity?
Agreeing to live in happiness every day is the best choice I made in my life. It’s not always easy to let go of certain aspects of your life and accept that they don’t produce any happiness. These choices scare us and ask us to trust ourselves. We are often masked by an illusion that our desires and expectations are what is prescribed for a happy life. When these don’t materialize exactly as anticipated, the stories and theatre take place to convince us that this is exactly what we have always coveted. Throwing powder in the eyes to simulate a happy life.
This morning the sun reveals another wonderful day. The wind caresses my mind and whispers in my ear: hi, Erik, today will be the best day of your life, I trust in you.
It Takes Courage - Erik Goulet.
January 10, 2022 @ 9:19 am
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