Sunshine and shadows

The trouble with having your head full of sunshine and rainbows, is you don’t see the shadows or the holes under your feet until it’s too late. Ignoring the ‘difficult’ stuff doesn’t make it go away - it just makes everything feel only 2 dimensional and hollow; any artist will tell you: you need the shadows as much as the highlights in order to help define the shapes and the edges of reality...


But equally, if you’re only ever looking down at the ground, expecting only to find pot holes, you’ll overlook the beauty of the flowers amongst the paving-cracks - and totally miss the shooting stars overhead.


Because the truth is, we see what we look for - and it’s our perceptions and expectations that shape the world we see and the life we feel able to live.


So no matter how bleak your heart feels, remember to always take time everyday to look for the miracles - to smell the rose, or gaze at a star - or the warmth of a loved ones smile; because to allow yourself to find these simple beauties, and to fill your heart with the awe of being alive - that is the best  way to remind yourself both how much BIGGER the Universe is than your worries, and also what a joyous gift it is to witness it’s glory. 


AND when the scales fall, and you see again the diamonds amongst the rust - remember an even greater Truth: that all this beauty would pass unseen without you to see it - and, you and this vast Universe are of the same stuff, and part of what makes it so beautiful - is YOU.


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