"The journey is the reward." -Chinese Proverb
Life can be a struggle, if not a continuous one. There are tons of things that create conflict within our lives. Those problems stimulate whatever need we are trying to fulfill, or lack there of, at the time. They occupy our mind, and occasionally, do so excessively. Such is the stream of life, and the flux of an emotional current that exists, not only inside us, but outside as well, everywhere and in everything. There is a constant state of balance this universe and all its life tries so hard to achieve. Oh, how we fight it.
What is a mood swing, if not something we created in order to feel better about being actionless when it comes to the ebb and flow of our emotions? Something to justify the days we wake up and tell ourselves, "I am in a bad mood," in order to serve as an excuse for our behavior and miserable existance? Happiness is somewhere out there, doing its thing, being what it is, simply being. Is it so hard to remind yourself of that fact, even if you have to borrow it out of thin air? There is no bad mood. Your mood is exactly how you want to feel. Yes, we are not perfect, and yes we forget this. Yes, our emotions do get the best of us, because we are human, lovely, imperfect, humans. That is why we must practice this discipline and hone our minds to become aware of this internal conflict, so on those days we wake up and feel bad, we can remind ourselves, to simply be happy. It is more than ok to smile when life is not grand. But, as I said already, life can be a struggle.
Sometimes, we make it one without being conscious of it. It does not have to be so. Can life not be a beautiful struggle? Yet, we are constantly obstructing ourselves. Why? Surely, a debateable question, the answer being a well of complexitiy and depth one can drown in trying to understand. But that is just it. That route we take, the searching of that understanding, the path on the way to the answer, is the answer itself. Which route do you take? Some take the path less traveled, while others simply walk the one most frequented. It does not matter which one you take, as long as you choose. Have faith your choice will take you to the end, and most importantly, allow yourself a chance to smile along the way.
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