Quote of the day.
It’s tempting to lock away our past, our sorrows, our mistakes. But we shouldn’t hang onto them like a burden. We shouldn’t be ashamed of them at all. If we try to bury them too far, they begin to pollute us from the inside and eventually overpower us. But if we slowly set them free, let them go or accept them for what they are, we can be free too. They’ll no longer define us, but guide us. They can serve more purpose than we realise.
To worry is to feel anxious or troubled about actual or potential problems. It doesn’t solve or comfort or help, yet we still spend significant time worrying. We have to realise that it’s not going to change anything. In fact it only makes things worse. We worry about things that haven’t even happened, and all it does is rob us of any joy we have at that moment in time. We cannot predict everything, but that doesn’t mean that everything will turn out badly. Face the problem when it comes to it. We don’t want to look back on our lives wishing we’d spent less time worrying about things that were just drops in an ocean. Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joys.
We all have times when it feels like life is stacked up against us. Sometimes everything goes wrong at once. Other times things go wrong one after another and we can never catch a break. Either way, it feels like we’re drowning in sorrow, uncertainty, anxiety, and exhaustion. It feels like the bricks are piling up and it’s getting harder to find our way round. But the harder, darker times will pass – because we will pass through them. We don’t need to wait for those times to pass, because that would mean mean letting life pass us by too. We have to remain optimistic of the brighter future. We have to remain resilient and agile to search for that future. Don’t give up. One day, we’ll climb to the top of the brick tower we didn’t realise we were building and look out at how far we’ve come and how far we can still go.