Have you ever experienced that moment. When you get hit in the face with clarity? Almost like the gates of heaven opened up and everything just seems to burn off all that fog that’s been clouding your head / judgment?
_Last night, I went out to have a night cap with some close friends of mine. They’re the friends who you can chat with for hours and cover every single subject in a short amount of time.
Recently as most know, I went on a trip to Montauk by myself. I’ve never done a trip like that to somewhere local-ish by myself. But I did it so spend time with myself. Along with spending time alone in silence. I recall for most of the night. I did not speak a single word. It felt rewarding in an odd way. Just myself and my thoughts. And the sound of the wind outside hitting my door to the patio I had. But getting back to my friends. We spoke nonstop and I was sharing with them my experience of spending that time by myself. I was explaining to my friends how my experience was, why I did it, and how it was therapeutic.
_I came to learn last night. Certain feelings and emotions we encounter on a daily basis are by choice. Those moments of disappointment, jealousy, anger, being sad, happy, motivated. The good and the bad. It’s all by choice. We choose how we react to things and how we let them impact us. Which leads to the way our emotions tag along. It sounds so cliche. But when you tell yourself. “Everything’s gonna be alright” as sang by the Mr. Marley himself. You’re giving yourself a kind of pep talk. With a few words. And believe it or not. Those words help. You start realizing the value in certain things. If it’s really worth your time to be bummed about something you have no control over. Something that won’t mater years from now. You’re stressing over work, friends, family, responsibilities. The list goes on.
_We’ve come so far, we dwell on things and realize later on days or months from now. What you were dwelling on doesn’t matter. Those moments of fog that cloud our heads. They come and go. It’s just life. What can you do to better yourself? Keep living your life. Day by day. Not by what happened yesterday. Or what’s happening tomorrow.