Life really is a matter of perception.
I choose to look for the good, the beauty, and the treasures, in every day. We have more control over how we feel, than we think we do. I was teaching a yoga class to a group of young adults this morning and I asked how they were doing. One answered, “Miserable”. Wow really? Tell me about it? He went on to explain that he was stuck in a room, on hard flooring, with no trees or grass around. “I would rather be doing yoga outside, under the sun, on a nice patch of grass”.
The other day I asked one of my clients how she was feeling. She answered “well, I’m not overwhelmed, yet”. I responded letting her know that I did not ask how she wasn’t, but rather how she was. She thought for a moment and then responded, “well, right now I feel pretty content and capable”. Wow, now that sounds a lot better than her first response.
How many times do we overlook some pleasant experience, or a feeling of accomplishment, or peace? Do you notice yourself looking for something wrong? Do you allow your past experiences to taint the present, or allow worry about what may happen, rather than what is happening?
Practice noticing the little things in life: The smell of fresh coffee brewing, making all the green lights on the way to work, pink cotton candy like clouds of a sunrise, a dog playing in the park, and so on. All you have to do is change your perception. Some may say have an attitude of gratitude. I would agree.
Enjoy every little things. Life is good!