Like most people, I can get caught up in the negative when others around me are. But lately, I have been thinking about how much of what bothers us is controlled by our thoughts and feelings. If we approach the situation with a clouded view, we will not be able to see everything clearly. In fact, if our view is clouded by past experiences, we may not be able to see anything.
So where do we begin? We can start by ”cleaning” our own view of the situation. What assumptions are we making? What historical knowledge are we bringing in? All of this can determine how we are viewing the situation or even our work. Try to let go of how things “used” to be and focus on how you can make things better moving forward.
Mama. Wife. Poet. Teacher. Maniac.