Monday, December 3, 2012

This Too Shall Pass

"Your problems will seem inconsequential and trivial
when you realize one thing.
We are just a speck of dirt on this golf ball called Earth.
So get stupid and sing!
This too shall pass."

You feel like your problems are overwhelmingly huge? How big do they seem from this view? Sometimes all we need is a little perspective. When you allow yourself to take a step back, you will see that the problems that are plaguing you at the present moment don't even register as a blip on the radar of the world as a whole. This may not give a ton of consolation, but when you look at them in terms of the timeline of your own life, you will see how small they really can be.

When you're old and there isn't much life left for you to live, you will look back on your life. Only the most epic and memorable moments will stand out and all others will be long forgotten. Hopefully, you'll be able to be looking back on many more good memories than bad ones, and chances are you'll even be seeing most of the bad ones through rose-colored glasses. The embarrassing time you had a panic attack at the mall surely won't be one of these major life events passing through your mind.

We all just need a little dose of perspective now and then. It is almost never as bad as it seems. Take a step back and look at the situation. If it's truly not one of those epic life-changers, give yourself permission to take it easy.

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