Around The Corner…
Jul 14 2012
Why is it when we are stressed or depressed we usually can’t envision peace and happiness around the corner, but when we are happy and things seem to be going well, we are more likely to anticipate bad things around that corner? Not everyone thinks like that but most people are not as enlightened as Buddha professed to be and events, people, pets, and words affect us. We doubt ourselves and our future. The ironic thing is that if something really bad does happen it’s usually not anticipated. So we get ourselves worked up over things that usually don’t happen because we can never really prepare for the really horrible stuff.
I saw this photo of a little Indian boy rowing in a metal bowl (not sure where I got it now since I saved it months ago) and it evoked several thoughts/emotions in me as a mother: “That could be my son. What a brave little boy! Does he know where he’s going? Where are his parents? Was there a big flood or is this his usual morning routine? Will he be ok? Who is waiting for him on the other side. I hope someone hugs him. I hope someone gives him some food.” Who knows what he’s thinking, but he apparently found a big flat oar like stick, got in this metal bowl, and decided to row to a better place.Author: Aruni | Filed under: mom, mother, parenting, random stuff | Tags: around the corner, worry | 8 Comments »