Nothing really matters. I don’t mean nothing, but most things that we think of on a daily basis, really don’t matter. Politics, traffic, your noisy neighbors, who did what to whom, etc.. Alice (living in Wonderland) would call it all nonsense. The hippies in the sixties were probably on the right path with their ideas about love and peace. That’s really what it’s all about. The rest of the way the world works is just man-made, and can vary vastly depending on what part of the world you are in. Every rule we live by, every issue that we think is so important, is just created by someone, somewhere who didn’t understand that you are responsible for yourself. Your happiness is up to you. You can live in the midst of chaos and still be calm and happy. Many of us prove that every day, just by being alive in this world, and not on antidepressants. The world is a crazy place, filled with people going crazy, trying to survive. That’s not to say that there’s anything wrong with being on antidepressants. I have taken anxiety medication in the past, they are great things if you need them but, hopefully you can find a way not to need them.
You can find a way to be happy, and at peace, no matter what is going on around you. For some people, meditation is that way, for others, it is prayer. Maybe yoga does it for you, or maybe baking, or fishing, or just walking makes you calm and centered. Whatever works for you, do it! Know that no one outside of yourself is responsible for your calm but you. If there is an accident, why do you immediately assume someone else is at fault? Could you have been responsible for being in the wrong place at the wrong time? The common answer is no, of course not! But, maybe, just maybe, you are responsible for whatever happens in your life, both bad and good. The bad stuff only means that you now know what you don’t want, so you can know what you really do want! Although it may not be easy, or feel good in the moment, it’s okay when bad things happen. You can get through it.
The best advice I have heard came from a little song that was extremely popular back in the day called, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” Know that everything that happens is okay in the long run. If you believe that you just keep going, whether here or elsewhere, through reincarnation, or just in heaven, than that concept makes a lot of sense. Life never ends, so of course it will work out. If you exist eternally, then this lifetime is just a tiny blip in comparison to the amount of time you have in existence. Whenever you are feeling bad, or unhappy, then you must make a change to get to feeling good, or happy. The problem is, is that sometimes we get so used to the way we feel, that we stop noticing the subtle differences that are the messages our mind and body are giving us when we need to make a change. When we ignore, or no longer notice those messages, we have accidents, or we get sick. You will always get a message to make change, in order to not worry, and just be happy, but if you don’t pay attention, the message comes back louder, and louder again, until you finally stop and pay attention. Obviously, I am very good at ignoring messages. Hahaha.
The best thing you can do for yourself and to help others is to just be happy. Make whatever changes you need, to find happiness,. Start today!