"We hate the rain when it fills up our shoes,
But how we love when it washes our cars.
We love to love when it fills up the room,
But when it leaves, oh we're cursing the stars."
23 January 2012
I heard some lyrics today that really resonated with how I have been feeling the last few days. I thought they might be helpful to share, since we can all relate to loving something or someone temperamentally. I've been having the kind of love/hate relationship with with the concept of falling in love, like Ingrid Michaelson's song below describes...
When things are going our way, or the way that we expect, we praise the Universe for what it's providing us. However, when the Universe instead takes away or equalizes some imbalance greater than ourselves, we take out our frustration and anger on that same Provider. If we can let every occurrence land in our lives like an opportunity, rather than a misfortune, then the world would look so much brighter. Whether you choose to see it this way or not, the world is always ripe with beauty and possibility. Sometimes we sink into a place where we want to darken our perception - slipping on sunglasses to dull the radiant opportunities around us. Take off those glasses - you might have to squint to adjust to the light at first, but the world is so much more welcoming when we do.