Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Don’t mistake the edge of a rut for the horizon

During prolonged periods of sadness, part of me wants to just suck it up and bide my time and wait for the pain to disappear so I can begin living my life again. 

But another part of me knows that’s another just carrot on a stick. 

Because the moment will certainty be gone as quickly as it came. 

Once I get there, there disappears, a new problem presents itself and the misery loop starts all over again. 

And so, instead of deferring peace to some future occasion when all my problems are magically solved, I choose to be happy right now. Instead of trying figure out when I will finally feel differently, I take the limits off my joy. Instead of sitting here in limbo like a bird without a song, hoping to one day wake up and laugh about how it used to be, I allow myself the luxury of delight. 

Instead of waiting until life gets back to normal and all my precious little routines are back in place, I choose to experience authentic pleasure. 

And not the counterfeit kind of pleasure that’s counteracted by a toxic undercurrent of guilt, resentment and unworthiness. 

The real stuff. The joy that brings me hurtling back to the present and make me realize, if only for a moment, that everything is going to be okay. 

Every life needs moments of exultation. 

What choices do you need to make to choose happiness right now?

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Scott Ginsberg
That Guy with the Nametag
Author. Speaker. Strategist. Inventor. Filmmaker. Publisher. Songwriter.  

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