Good and Bad
Happy and Sad
Up and Down
Smile and Frown
Hello and Goodbye
Laugh and Cry
Don’t worry, the above isn’t meant to be a poetic masterpiece, I was just thinking about how emotions will always be about each of these things – opposites, not to mention all the feelings in between. We have to be able to familiarise ourselves with all of them, because there are some that we won’t always be able to avoid and the more we can accept to take the rough with the smooth, the better equipped we will be to cope with the things life throws at us (often unexpectedly).
Sometimes, one side may outweigh the other, or be longer in duration.
If things are more to the left-hand side, smile about it, write about it, take a photo of it, be thankful for it, love it and enjoy it. Then try and spread it to others.
If things are more to the right-hand side, then keep a positive flame burning inside at all times, just the smallest flame can bring some light the darkest cave. Free yourself of fear and ill-feeling. Keep your love for those you care about relentless, let it withstand any bad weather and wait for the next sunny day to remind you why you did so. Keep saying the things you mean, and keep meaning the things you say. Have belief in all your actions, that’s the only way you’ll never have regrets.
But particularly, remember the rule of opposites – we can only recognise the experience of one side of the diametric if we have experienced, too, the other. There is no emotion that should be denied. Embrace them all, and learn from them, they each have something to teach you.
Today’s weather seems to have combined the rule of opposites into one. Its lovely and sunny, but also pretty windy. Perfect weather to be catching a bus into London for a few drinks and a lot of dancing. I love it when friends have birthdays!
Song of the Day:
My Last.FM/Spotifying browsing yesterday guided me to this song. I like it a lot and no doubt it will be the soundtrack of my bus-ride today.