I think as a species we are prone to the thoughts of once we achieve this we will be happier, or once we get here, or a thousand other thoughts. Not to mention the fact that a lot of us look around and think that other people have it better than us. You know, that theory of the grass is greener on the otherside.
When there is someone over there is looking back, thinking the same thing. In reality, neither grass is greener than the other. It’s about perception. The grass is greener where you water it.
So, instead of looking at what others have, or how far we have to go to ‘achieve’ a happier state of being. If we focus on the every day, the simple tasks that ‘water’ our own grass, we will notice how very green ours is.
That is something that while I have heard the stories of, enjoy the process not the destination, stop comparing what you have to everyone else, none of those truly rang a bell for me. Sure, they made logical sense and all of that, but nothing clicked into place until I heard someone say that the something reminded them of the saying that the grass is always greener on the other side.
Instantly my brain chimed in with all the other things of the grass being greener where you water it, and the perception of the thing, along with the doing simple tasks every day.
That was all it took. It was like an alarm bell going off in my head. That made perfectly good sense to me. I don’t know why I never saw it before.
Still, it left me thinking what a fool I’d been and how much time I’d wasted in contemplation if that other pasture would be better for me. It has left me shaking my head, but more determined than ever.
So, just in case, you were having the same issues I was, I thought I’d share these thoughts with you. Until next time, remember to L.O.L. (Live it, Own it, Love it) or it isn’t worth doing.