Frustration, aggravation, and resentment. These are some of the emotional blinders we face every day. They blind us to the goodness of others, the good things we have in our lives and the opportunities that present to us.
These dark patches can cloud our vision, and as that happens they begin to spread. They merge together and all we can see is the negative.
When our eyes and minds are drawn to the advantages that others have it is time to look away. We need to not stare into the darkness but instead put our sight on the points of light that are all around us.
The comfort of friends, the freedom to make our own decisions about our lives, the peace that comes from doing a job and doing it well, our own good health. All these things are luck, opportunity and good fortune. When we want what we cannot have we bring pain into our lives. When we look to the things that others have and we do not, we bring pain into our lives. When we accept what we have, when we understand that it is really enough to keep us going, we put pain aside.
When the darkness fills our vision we can only stop the pain by looking into the light.