Sometimes it can feel as though everything is difficult – as though the world is against us. We can see the darkness in the world and question the meaning of it all. We can focus on the wars, the differences, the suffering of people around the globe, and begin questioning how there could possibly be a benevolent force behind it all.
As we focus our attention upon the shadow it is easy to think that the world is veiled in darkness when, in truth, we are just standing under a cloud. The sun is shining all around us. We just need to turn around and change our focus.
There is constant proof that wellbeing abounds. There are not birds falling out of the sky dead. When you go for a hike in the woods you do not come across violence and animal carcasses everywhere. There are bazillions of bugs, but you are not swarmed by them everywhere you go. Wellbeing abounds.
The storms prune the trees. The fires restore life. Death gives way to new life. Waste fertilizes the ground. This is the natural cycle. All around you there is much to be grateful for. How perfect it is that the animals shed their winter coats just as the birds are looking for the perfect nesting material in spring. Wellbeing abounds.
There are a lot of sad things bombarding us in the news these days. Have compassion for all those having a difficult time. As the days grow darker and the holidays are upon us, carve out time to send your love to all of the beings who are struggling right now. Be a force for good by holding yourself in the light. Wellbeing abounds.